Minoan Society Rises

2200 BCE China’s Xia Dynasty rises Minoan society rise
2000 BCE Indo Europeans began to build settlements in the Italian peninsula A sophisticated society of Minoans arose from the island of Crete
1800 BCE Bronze metallurgy brought by the Etruscans in Rome
1766 BCE Xia Dynasty decline China’s Shang Dynasty rises
1628 BCE Volcanic eruption on the island of Thera destroyed almost everything
1600 BCE Mycenaean society rises Mycenaeans began trade with Minoans and learned about writing and large scale construction Cretans established colonies on Cyprus and islands in the Aegean Sea to mine copper
1500 BCE Aryans migrate into India and establish subcontinents throughout the areas Gandhara Civilization rises Start of Vedic

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