1200-1000 B.C. - Early Britons & King David

Feature photo: This is a reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse at Flag Fen archaeological site in Cambridgeshire, England. 

1200 B.C.

Late Bronze Age ends and Iron Age I begins

The Hittite Empire collapses, their capital is in Hattusa (in modern-day Turkey) (History of the World, Map by Map, pg. 47)

The Assyrians start using iron weapons and armor (History of the World, Map by Map, pg. 47)

Iron working spreads to the eastern Mediterranean region (History of the World, Map by Map, pg. 47)


1169 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: Deborah’s rule as judge of the Israelites ends


1162 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: Gideon’s rule of the Israelites begins


1122 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: Gideon’s rule of the Israelites ends


1105 B.C.

Samuel is born


1050 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: Saul is named king of the Israelites


1018 B.C.

Saul destroys the Amalekites (Hyksos) (Unwrapping the Pharaohs pg 207, 1 Sam. 15:7)


1011 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: David is named king of the Israelites (Unwrapping the Pharaohs pg. 207, 2 Sam. 5:4)


1000 B.C.

RULERS & ROYALTY: David is king of the Israelites 

Iron Age I ends, and Iron Age II begins

    Singing Bowls are developed and used in Nepal

    In Babylon (Iraq), the carving/relief is created that depicts the moon god Sin, standing on a crescent and receiving a prayer from one man, while another man prays before the symbol of Marduk, the chief of the Babylonian Pantheon (The Middle East pg. 82)

      In Korea, the slow process of converting forests into rice fields begins and agricultural villages begin to dot the land, since the cultivation and cooking of rice are so basic to the rhythm of life in Korea, one could say Korean culture begins around this time, these early people left no written records, we don’t know what they called themselves or what language they spoke, but they did leave behind something to remember them by: megalithic structures called dolmens, these often resemble a table with legs and a flat top, Koreans aren’t the only ones building these stone structures right now, dolmens dating from around the same time are being built in Manchuria and northern China, as well as in parts of Europe, no Korean megalith on the scale of Stonehenge has ever been found, but the numbers are amazing: more than ten thousand dolmens have been found throughout the country, far more than anywhere else in the world (A Brief History of Korea pg. 17)

      The Phoenicians have established trading colonies on the Iberian peninsula (modern-day Spain) from the north by the start of the first millennium BC; They are the first to leave records of encounters with Iberian "keltoi" or Celtic settlements (The Druids, pg. 25)

      The Celts by this time have developed highly advanced weaponry, having learnt the art of smelting iron; They have formidable axes, billhooks and other tools that allow them to open up roadways through previously impenetrable north European forests; This new metalworking is allowing the Celts to not only become more mobile and excel in farming techniques, but provides them with new armaments of swords and spears which render them, for a while, militarily superior to most of their neighbors (The Druids, pg. 26)