1100-900 BC


Top Twenty

1000 BC- Iron working began to spread through Africa.

This is significant because it shows that iron was in use not only in Europe and Asia.


1050 BC- The Philistines invade Israel from the north. The Shiloh Shrine is destroyed. The Ark of the Covenant is taken as booty. This is significant because the Ark of the Covenant is important to Judaism.


1100 BC- The Phoenician Alphabet was fully developed.

This is significant because the Phoenician alphabet is the basis for most modern alphabets.


1060 BC- Codrus was the last king of Athens. This is significant because Athens fell to the Dorians. Athens before long became an oligarchy.


1100- 900 BC Greek Dark Age. This is significant because it was a time of poverty,      

isolation, and loss of knowledge.


1078 BC- Upper Mesopotamia and Assyria are overrun by Armaeans and Chadleans. This is significant because Mesopotamia and Assyria would lose much of their cultural freedom and beliefs.


1100 BC- Delphi becomes the capital of a league of Greek cities including Sparta and

Athens. This is important because Delphi was a representation of twelve tribes representing city-states. This is one of the earlier forms of democracy.


970-928 BC- King Solomon’s reign. Israel divided into Israel and Judah. Jerusalem

played a significant role as a political and commercial center during Solomon’s reign .


1100 BCE- The fall of Mycenaean Civilization. When the Dorians invaded, Mycenaean Civilization fell. This ended the Aegean Bronze age and triggered much of the Greek Dark Age.


940 BCE- Libyans begin their rule in Egypt. The Libyans seized control of Egypt and

began to change some aspects of Egyptian culture.


1069 BC - Egypt was again divided into many fractions and the New Kingdom came to

an end. Egypt was divided between Nubian and Libyan kings. Egyptian culture would drastically change with the division and new monarchs.


1100 BC - Amenemope, wrote the Instruction of Amenope. In this book, advice is

offered to his son on integrity, honesty, self-control and kindness. He teaches that it is “reliance on god that this tranquility and the freedom from over anxiety can be attained.” This book is was one of the most famous Egyptian books


1027 B.C.-The semi-nomadic Chou people from northwestern China overthrew the Shang king. During the Chou period the Chou court developed a feudal society in China. The Chou dynasty would be the longest lasting Chinese dynasty

1000-960 BC- King David’s rule. His rule is significant because his rule is called “The Golden Age of Israel.”

1004- King David Captures Jerusalem- Since Jerusalem did not belong to any single tribe, David made the city his national capital.  Under David’s rule, the Kingdom of Israel reached its maximum size absorbing many of its neighbors.

1000 BC- Israel becomes and independent kingdom. Israel in later history would become the cause of many wars.

1000-900 BC- The traditional date for the beginning of the Iron Age. The Iron Age meant an increase in people’s ability to use sturdy tools.

1100- The Late Bronze Age. Technology was increasing. Bronze tools could be used and made agriculture more effective and efficient.

1000 BC- Aryans settle the Ganges Plain. This is significant because farmers were able to grow rice and some grains. Today much agriculture is still done in this region.

1000 BC- Iron metallurgy begins in Western Asia. With the use of this new technology came more efficiency in agriculture and building.

Last Five

945-715 BC - The Theban priests of Amun were becoming the rulers of Upper-Egypt, while Lower-Egypt was in the hands of the administration of the Pharaoh.

1069 BC - Semendes founded the 21st Dynasty, ending the New Kingdom at the

beginning of the Third Intermediate Period. He is also shown to be of great importance in Egypt's Delta.


900 BC- The Olmec Center at San Lorenzo is destroyed. This is significant because the Olmecs at San Lorenzo had developed a system of aqueducts used to provide drinking water.


920 BC- Division of Israel and Judah.


1107- 1098 BC - During the reign of Ramesses X the workers went on strike for wages

not paid. This is significant because it was one of the first strikes in history.