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  Greeks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greeks are a nation and ethnic group, who have populated Greece from the 17th century BC until the present day.
After the 4th century BCE, Greek became the lingua franca of the East Mediterranean region and was widely spoken by educated non-Greeks.
It was the name of a Boeotian tribe that migrated to Italy in the 8th century BC and probably through contact with natives there brought the term to represent all Hellenes, which then established itself in Italy and in the West in general.
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 Phoenicia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The arrival of Alexander the Great in 333 – 332 BC is the main turning point, for Hellenistic Phoenicia lost its influential mercantile role, and the distinctive culture of its cities was Hellenized under Alexander and his Macedonian successors.
At the beginning of the 2nd century BC, the Seleucid monarchy had finally reasserted its primacy on the former Phoenician coast, but the last Seleucid kings' local power was increasingly a fiction, as the cities, now thoroughly Hellenistic, regained local independence.
The Amarna letters, dated to the 14th century BC, although written in Akkadian, the language of diplomacy at the time, contain solecisms that are not 'mistakes', but actually early Canaanite words and phrases.
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 Encyclopedia: 16th-century-BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Centuries: 17th century BC - 16th century BC - 15th century BC Decades: 1600s BC 1590s BC 1580s BC 1570s BC 1560s BC - 1550s BC - 1540s BC 1530s BC 1520s BC 1510s BC 1500s BC Events and Trends The city of Mycenae, located in the northeast Peloponnesus, came to dominate the rest...
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 Hittites - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The early history of the Hittite kingdom is known through tablets which may have been first written in the 17th century BC but survived only as copies made in the 14th and 13th centuries BC.
The Hittite people thus vanished from the historical record, although their language and culture remained as late as the 5th century BC, and their legacy can be traced in several small independent states in central and southeastern Anatolia.
Indeed, some centuries later two of King David's generals are labeled as Hittites, Ahimelech (1 Samuel 26:6) and Uriah (2 Samuel 11:3); the latter was murdered by David for the sake of his wife Bathsheba.
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 17th century BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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(3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC)
1628 BC -- Estimated date of the volcanic eruption on Thera which possibly affected the fate of Minoan civilization.
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 Kafkania pebble - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The inscription is not unambiguously identifiable as in the Mycenean language, but qo-ro-qa has been suggested to be a personal name with the well known -oqos (-ωπς) suffix.
the 17th century BC from the archaeological context.
This would make it the earliest written testimony on the Greek mainland, and the earliest document in Linear B. Several specialists of Mycenaean epigraphy, however, have expressed serious doubts about the authenticity of the inscription, and it is quite possible that it is a modern forgery.
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 Pistoia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The town was a Roman colony in the 6th century BC, and in 62 BC Catiline and his fellow conspirators were slain nearby.
Pistoia remained a Florentine holding except for a brief period in the 14th century, when Castruccio Castracani captured it for Lucca, and was officially annexed to Florence in 1530.
The large Piazza del Duomo is lined with attractive original buildings, and is the setting (in July) of the Bear Joust (Giostra dell'Orso), when the best horsemen of the districts of the town tilt with lances at a target held up by a dummy shaped like a bear.
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 Qatna excavation - October 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Udine team's archaeological research was concentrated in three areas on the tell of the ancient city: on the summit of the central mound, a terrace to the north and a northern projection of the acropolis.
The sculpture dates from 1800-1600 BC and portrays an enthroned male figure, wearing the characteristic thick-bordered "Syrian Coat", which is a typical symbol of royalty.
Tell Mishrifeh or Qatna, as it is called in 2nd-millennium BC sources, is a large urban settlement (110 hectares), surrounded by high banks which are square in plan.
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 18th century BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin
1750 BC -- Hyksos occupation of Northern Egypt
Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.
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 16th century BC
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 Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The six shaft graves (16th century BC) were later incorporated in the walled citadel (1250 BC, Grave Circle A).
Outside the citadel were residential quarters, dense clusters of chamber tombs and nine tholos tombs (15th-13th century BC).
In the 6th century BC a temple of Athena and perhaps of Hera too was built upon the ruins of the prehistoric citadel.
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 1600s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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The creation of one of the oldest surviving astronomical documents, a copy of which was found in the Babylonian library of Ashurbanipal: a 21-year record of the appearances of Venus (which the early Babylonians called Nindaranna).
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 History of THE HITTITES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The priest-king who makes this place his capital in the 17th century BC is Hattusilis I. He has ambitions for his people.
In the 14th century they march again to establish an empire which reaches into northern Syria, east of the Euphrates, and extends down the Mediterranean coast to confront the Egyptians.
In the 12th century the Hittite empire suddenly collapses - overwhelmed, it is thought, by the onrush of the Sea Peoples.
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 1570s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Ahmose I, Pharaoh and founder of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt (1570 - 1546 BC).
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 1550s BC : 1550 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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The city of Mycenae, located in the northeast Peloponnesus, came to dominate the rest of Achaea and formed the Mycenaean Civilization.
The gloss to which I refer is the assumption that the "air- to higher, from simple to complex--the place of which lies above--and I speak of it as a "gloss," because the pentateuchal "lower" or less "complex" than the land-population.
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 Bronze Age Jewellery in Greece (ca. 3200-1100 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Advanced technology was applied in Minoan workshops to produce jewellery of great skill and artistic sensitivity, like the famous 17th century BC pendant with a pair of bees or wasps, from Chrysolakkos at Malia.
BC) were found, along with other valuable objects and symbols of authority, in the Grave Circles at Mycenae, in which members of the royal families were buried.
Later, particularly during the 13th century BC, light blue-and-white glass paste and faience were used with increasing frequency as cheap substitutes for gold, to make beads that were cast in stone moulds, often made of steatite (Cat.
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 Mesopotamia, Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the other hand, as early as the 27th century BC, the Sumerians had used artificial time units in referring to the tenure of some high official--e.g., on N-day of the turn of office of PN, governor.
In the 18th century BC, the Babylonian Empire standardized the year by adopting the lunar calendar of the Sumerian sacred city of Nippur.
Later, the empires centralized the intercalation, and as late as 541 BC it was proclaimed by royal fiat.
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 Italy 12th to 17th Century
By the 12th and 13th centuries Italy had become the silk center of the West, but by the 17th century France was challenging Italy's leadership, and the silk looms established in the Lyons area at that time are still famous today for the unique beauty of their weaving.
According to Chinese legend, the weaving of silk originated in the 27th century BC during the reign of Emperor Huang Ti, whose wife supposedly developed the technique of reeling the thread of the silkworm for use in weaving.
By the 12th century silk was used for the weaving of precious fibers throughout Europe.
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 nablus/shechem
Two of its gates remain: The main entrance is the 17th century BC northwestern gate with three chambers and two massive towers on each side opening onto the main street of the city.
Though the Gerizim temple too was destroyed in the late 2nd century BC by Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus, the dig has turned up many interesting finds, like the remains of a sacred precinct from the 5th century BC, and a larger, more elegant precinct from the 2nd century BC.
Built in the 2nd century AD on the main east-west road which passed by the foot of Mount Ebal, it was apparently constructed outside the city limits.
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 1500s BC Details, Meaning 1500s BC Article and Explanation Guide
1500 BC - 100 BC - Indus valley civilization - series of raids or small scale migrations by the Aryans from the North-West of Indian Sub-continent.
Thutmose II of Egypt, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt (1518 - 1504 BC).
Thutmose III of Egypt, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt (1503 BC - 1450 BC).
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 17th century BC -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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(Babylonian king who codified the laws of Sumer and Mesopotamia (died 1750 BC)) Hammurabi, died 1686 BC (Click link for more info and facts about short chronology) short chronology.
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 Sanan and Rengachary 10-96
By the time of Hippocrates (4th century BC), physical means such as traction or local pressure were being used to correct spinal deformities but the treatments were based on only a rudimentary knowledge of spinal biomechanics.
This revised document was then copied in the 17th century BC by a Theban scribe, a master of penmanship who was more concerned with the beauty of the document than its content.
Hanging was probably introduced to the British in the 5th century AD by invading Germanic tribes (Angles, Jutes, and Saxons) and was subsequently employed as the preferred method of execution for the common criminal, decapitation being the privilege of the nobility.
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 Scaphognathus crassirostris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From the 6'th century, St. Radegonde, the captive of the royal line that Clotaire had married but wanted the marriage to be annulled, founded in Poiters a monastery for life to flow with his companions in the practice of all the virtues.
In the 15'th century the good king Rene of Anjou ruled himself the ceremonial procession of the Tarasque and the carrying of the image in Tarescon.
Other, less specific accounts from other 16'th/17'th century naturalists, who are acknowledged to have been the scientific leaders of their generation, could have been the S. or, perhaps, other rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur species.
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 17th Century Logistics
century wagons to carry heavy loads over long distances, it would have been impossible for Roman ox-wagons to undertake such journeys, especially in view of the steep gradients of Roman roads, and the weight limit imposed by Roman law.
This is from his campaign against the Persians at the end of the third century.
He immediately sent 5,500 of these heavy cavalry, along with their animals and equipment to Britain, which contained one of the most problematic trouble spots of the empire at that time, that being the tribal areas north of Hadrian's Wall.
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 The 17th century
At the beginning of the 17th century the full flowering of the Classical manner was still remote, but various signs of a tendency toward order, stability, and refinement can be seen.
His whole way of life was a provocation to the bien-pensants ("right-minded"): he was the leader of a freethinking bohemia of young noblemen and men of letters, practicing and preaching social and intellectual unorthodoxy.
The biggest box-office success of the century, judged by length of first run, was the Timocrate (1656) of Pierre Corneille's younger brother Thomas, a prolific playwright adept at gauging the public taste.
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 Flax Production
While the former concentrated on wool production, the latter, employing the fertile fields of the Nile Delta, became experts at the creation of linen textiles which cannot be rivaled in strength and fineness of weave today.
century, laws were enacted requiring that a quarter of an acre (one rood) of flax be planted for every sixty acres under cultivation.
Linen and wool were the two most common fibers, often combined in linsey-woolsey, a fabric with warp threads of linen for strength and weft threads of wool providing bulk and warmth.
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 17th century political cartoons Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Weapons of Ancient China
During and after the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771 BC), it was briefly replaced by bronze jian (sword), which is easier to wield in combat.
During the seven years of turmoil which resulted in the end of the Qin Dynasty (221 BC-206 BC) and the beginning of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), the importance of cavalry increased dramatically and jian, used primarily to stab, was no longer adequate.
It was popularized during the Shang Dynasty (17th century BC-11th century BC) and had a bronze tip.
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