The Ancient World

A map showing the major empires and dynasties between c. 200 and 500 c.e.

Lima Culture Flourishes on the Central Andean Coast

Anasazi Civilization Flourishes in American Southwest

Huns Begin Migration West from Central Asia

Three Kingdoms Period Begins in China

Ardashīr I Establishes the Sāsānian Empire

Sima Yan Establishes the Western Jin Dynasty

Licchavi Dynasty Begins in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Three Kingdoms Period Forms Korean Culture

Kofun Period Unifies Japan

Ancient Ghana Emerges

Constantinople Is Founded

Gupta Dynasty Reaches Its Peak Under Chandragupta II

Toba Establishes the Northern Wei Dynasty in China

Southern Dynasties Period Begins in China

Saxon Settlement of Britain Begins

Fall of Rome