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African Timeline:
  • (5 - 2.5 million years ago) Ancient fossils, rocks and skeletal remains uncovered in the Rift Valley
  • (600,000 - 200,000 years ago) Homo Sapiens band together to form nomadic groups; use of fire develops
  • (6000 BC - 4000 BC) River People emerge along Nile, Niger and Congo Rivers; agriculture is spread south of Sahara Desert
  • (3118 BC) Upper and Lower kingdoms of Egypt united by King Menes
  • (2600 BC) First Egyptian pyramid constructed
  • (2500 BC) Civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt flourish
  • (1370 BC) Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaten reign over Egypt
  • (814 BC) City of Carthage founded in Tunisia
  • (500 BC) Colonies established by Greek along Red Sea
  • (247 BC - 183 BC) Hannibal rules Carthage
  • (196 BC) Rosetta Stone inscribed
  • (69 BC - 30 BC) Cleopatra rules Egypt
  • (30 BC) Egypt conquered by the Roman Empire
  • (350 AD) Bantu tribes arrive in Zambia
  • (642) Arabs conquer Egypt
  • (700) Islam sweeps across North Africa
  • (800) Trading towns established along eastern coast of Africa

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