TIMELINE OF MESOPOTAMIAN HISTORY

Political/Cultural Periods
Uruk IVa Jemdet Nasr (Great Flood) Early Dyn I Uruk I Gilgameš Lugalbanda Kiš I Enmebaragesi Akka 3100 3000 2900 2800 2700 Early Dyn II 2600 2500 Early Dyn III Sargonic Empire Gutian Period 2100 Ur-Nammu, Šulgi, Amar-Suen, Šū-Sîn, Ibbi-Sîn Amorite Dynasties of Yasmah-Addu, Zimri-Lim Mari, Isin, Hammurapi Larsa, and Babylon Ur III HITTITE RAID ON BABYLON (1595) Kassite Dynasty 2000 1900 1800 Old Babylonian 1700 1600 1500 1400 1300 Middle Assyrian Tukulti-Ninurta I 2nd Isin Dynasty Assyrian Resurgence Neo-Assyrian Dynasty Chaldean Dynasty 1200 1100 1000 900 800 Neo-Assyrian 700 600 Late Babylonian PERSIAN CONQUEST OF BABYLON (539) Neo-Babylonian Tiglath-Pileser III Sennacherib Esarhaddon Assurbanipal Nebuchadnezzar Nabonidus Immigration of Aramaic speakers begins Middle Babylonian Old Assyrian SUMERIAN DEAD Neo-Sumerian Early Old Babylonian (Ešnunna ) 2400 Old Sumerian Sargon, Narām-Sîn Enheduanna Lagaš II Gudea Utuhegal 2300 Old Akkadian 2200 Pre-Sargonic Tablets Archaic Sumerian Archaic Ur Tablets Šuruppak (Fara) Ebla Abu Salabikh Lagaš

Linguistic/Textual Periods
Pictographic Tablets WRITING INVENTED

Lagaš I Ur-Nanše, Eanatum Enmetena, Urukagina

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