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Canals

Canals: c. 515 BCE - 1903  

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2012
The Persian emperor Darius I constructs a canal linking the Nile to the Red Sea
Celts

Celts: c. from 1750 BCE - c. 780  

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Over many centuries Indo-European tribes (Greeks, Germans, Balts, Italics, Celts) move into new territories throughout western Europe
Commerce and industry

Commerce and industry: c. 3000 BCE - 2011  

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The earliest known currency, consisting of gold bars, is in use in Egypt and Mesopotamia
Exploration

Exploration: c. 600 BCE - 1958  

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Phoenicians sail round the Cape of Good Hope and bring back the surprising news that the sun was seen to the north of them
Migration

Migration: c. 2.2 million years ago - 1948  

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Creatures of the genus Homo, classified as early modern humans, are living in east Africa
Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World: c. 2500 BCE - c. 120 BCE  

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The first and largest of the three great pyramids at Giza is built for the pharaoh Khufu, later known to the Greeks as Cheops
Slavery

Slavery: c. 3000 BCE - 1888  

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Slavery arrives as part of the package of civilization, along with armies, public works and social hierarchies
Social and domestic

Social and domestic: c. 15,000 years ago - 2011  

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Needles of bone or ivory are now fine enough to take a thread as thin as horse hair
Society

Society: c. 2.2 million years ago - 2011  

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Creatures of the genus Homo, classified as early modern humans, are living in east Africa
Sports and games

Sports and games: c. 3000 BCE - 2010  

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2012
The world's earliest known board game, senet, is played in Egypt

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