Prehistoric - The Year 1206 Events
Pre-Islamic Civilizations and the Advent of Islam

50,000 BC

4000 - 1500 BC

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Indus Civilization was one of the oldest civilizations. It covers the area of 500,000 square miles, which spread in the six modern countries, i.e., Pakistan, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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The Indus Art can be divided into six major categories. Seals were the most important items in Indus art. Most of them were square in shape but few were also…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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The architecture of Indus civilization that is mainly observable in Moenjodaro and Harappa had three basic characteristics: an outstanding uniformity, exceptional regularity, and bearing a primary and paramount stage of…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Indus script is believed to be invented around 2500 BC. It was uniformly used throughout the Indus era. A bizarre characteristic of this script was that the first line started…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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We don’t know much about the religion of Indus civilization because their script has not been deciphered as yet. However we may have some idea of its religion through Indus…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Seals found from the remains of Indus civilization show that the towns were in contact with one another. It is assumed that these seals were used during business and commercial…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Rise and fall of civilizations is a complex phenomenon. No single factor is responsible for such a colossal event. Although there are five theories about the fall of Indus civilization…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Indus valley civilization was replaced by village cultures of Vedic Aryans from Central Asia, who were virtually invaders in the sub-continent. From many sources the fall of Indus valley civilization…

4000 - 1500 BC Events
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Historical outline of this period has been reconstructed from the material contained in the three remaining Vedas, prose commentaries on the Vedas called the Brahmana literature with the addition of…

599 - 185 AD

599 - 185 BC Events
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Buddhism is a heterodox philosophy that came as a challenge to Vedism. Its founder was Siddhartha Gotama Buddha born around 566 BC. When he was twenty-nine, he left the comforts…

599 - 185 BC Events
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The primary motive of Alexander’s invasion of Asia is contained in his letter to Darius (Persian emperor), which reads: “your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and without…

599 - 185 BC Events
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Maurya was an ancient Indian dynasty. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in c.325–c.183 BC when he conquered the Magadha kingdom and established his capital at Pataliputra (now Patna). His…

599 - 185 BC Events
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The age of the Guptas in the 3rd and the 4th centuries CE is considered to be the golden and classical age of ancient civilization. The Gupta Empire was founded…

200 - 600 AD

600 - 200 AD Events
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Around 250 AD the disintegration of political authority after the fall of the Great Kushanas spelt disaster for the empire. The administrative unity was disturbed. The Kushans kept up their…

600 - 200 AD Events
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The weakening of the Gupta rule saw the fresh intake of invaders like those of the Hunas or Sweta Hunas (White Huns) who invaded Iran and then India. They were…

712 AD

712 AD Events
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The Gandhara region had long been a crossroad of cultural influences. Being an Indian region of the ancient past, Gandhara is now in northwestern Pakistan. Gandhara art, one of the…

962 AD

962 AD Events
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Alptigin, one of the Turkish slaves of the Samanid ruler, Abdul Malik, rose to the status of Governor of Khurasan. However, when his patron died, he was striped of his…

1097 AD

1097 AD Events
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The spread of Islam in the Sub-continent is the story of untiring efforts of numerous saints and Sufis who dedicated their lives to the cause of service to humanity. By…

1206

1206 AD Events
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Though Muslims entered South Asia with the conquest of Sindh by Muhammad bin Qasim and then with the annexation of Punjab by Mahmud Ghaznavi, yet the real credit of the…