• 400,000 – 7000 B.C.
    The Old Stone Age
  • 7,000 – 3200 B.C.
    The New Stone Age
  • 3,000 B.C.
    Beginnings of Bronze Age
  • 1,300 B.C.
    Nairi Confederation on Armenian Plateau.
  • 1,000 B.C.
    Iron Age 9 Century B.C. Urartu, the first kingdom in Armenia.
  • 585 B.C. – 200 B.C.
    The Yervandunis (Orontids), the first Armenian Dynasty.
  • 189 B.C. – 10 A.D.
    The Artashesian (Artaxiad) Dynasty. The Armenian Empire reaches the greatest size under Tigran the Great (95 – 55 B.C.)
  • 66 – 428
    The Arsacid (Arshakuni) Dynasty.
  • 428 – 640
    Armenia under Persian and Byzantine rule.
  • 451
    Battle of Avarayr against Persian Mazdeists.
  • 640 – 884
    Armenia under Arab domination.
  • 884 – 1045
    Bagratuni Dynasty.
  • 1050 – 1500
    Armenia under Turkish, Mongol, and Turkmen domination.
  • 1080 – 1374
    Armenians in Cilicia. Rubenid, Hetoumian, and Lusignian Dynasty 15th Century Western Armenia becomes part of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1828
    Treaty of Turkmanchay awards Nahichevan and the area around Yerevan to Russia.
  • 1878
    “Armenian question” emerges at the Berlin Congress.
  • 1885
    The first Armenian political party, the Armenakan, is formed.
  • 1895 – 1896
    Turkish and Kurdish forces, with orders from Constantinople, begin a systematic attack on Armenian villages and on the Armenian quarters in the towns. 200,000 Armenian are killed. Tens of thousands emigrate. The red crosses, drawn on the Armenian houses by the Jews, help the Turks kill thousands of Armenians in Constantinople.
  • 1909
    The Salonica’s branch of the Committee of Union and Progress, controlled by Jews, led the Turks in their massacre of the 25,000 Armenians in Adana (Cilicia).
  • 1915
    The Armenian Genocide continues and reaches its peak. The first greatest organized crime in history: Young Turks deport and massacre more than two million Armenians.
  • 1918 May 28
    Battle of Sardarabad takes place. The independence of little Armenia is proclaimed. The first Armenian Republic is organized.
  • 1920
    The nationalist soldiers of Kemal Ataturk invade part of Armenia, slaughtering 30,000 Armenian civilians in their advance.
  • 1921
    Sovietization of part of Eastern Armenia.
  • 1922
    Transcaucasian Soviet Federated Socialist Republics combine Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia as a single republic within the Soviet Union.
  • 1936
    Part of Eastern Armenia becomes a separate republic within the Soviet Union.
  • 1936 – 1937
    Purge in Soviet Armenia reaches its peak. Thousands of Armenians are killed or sent into exile in Siberia.
  • 1988
    The Armenian Nationalist Movement is revived. Karabakh government votes to unify their autonomous region of Azerbaijan with Armenia. An earthquake in northern Armenia heavily damages the town of Gyumri.
  • 1989
    Mass demonstrations in Armenia achieve the release of Karabakh committee arrested by Soviets. Azerbaijan begins a blockade of Armenian fuel supply lines because of Karabakh issue. Karabakh National Council declares unification of Karabakh with Armenia.
  • 1990
    Moscow sends troops to Azerbaijan, supposedly to stem violence against Armenians in Karabakh.
  • 1991
    Soviet troops invade Azerbaijan under the pretext to halt anti-Armenian programs. Armenian voters approve national independence. Ter-Petrosian is elected president of Armenia. Armenians in Karabakh declare themselves as an independent state.
  • 1992
    Karabakh Armenian forces liberate Lachin corridor that links Karabakh to Armenia. Armenia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • 1994
    A cease-fire takes hold on the Karabakh conflict when Karabakh Armenian forces liberate Karabakh from Azerbaijan domination.
  • 1998
    Robert Kocharian is elected president of Armenia.
  • 2000
    Blockade of Armenia continues. Blockade and international negotiations concerning Karabakh continue. After Uruguay (1965), Argentina ( 1985), Cyprus (1990), Russia ( 1995), Greece ( 1996), Lebanon, Australia ( 1997), and Belgium (1998), the Armenian genocide was recognized by Sweden, France and Italy.