MIDDLE EAST – 3500BC – 3500BC
Farminghttp://www.timemaps.com/farming has been established for thousands of years in the Middle East, and in the river valleys of ancient Mesopotamiahttp://www.timemaps.com/history/iraq-3500bc the first true civilization in world history of mankind is appearing, that of the Sumerians.
The Sumerianshttp://www.timemaps.com/ancient-mesopotamia-history#2 live in large communities of many thousands of people – the first cities. Along with many other advances they are developing the techniques of writing, on which most future human progress will depend.
A second civilization is also beginning to emerge, that of Ancient Egypthttp://www.timemaps.com/history/ancient-egypt-3500bc in the Nile Valley.
Original Source: timemaps.com