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  Sumer - MSN Encarta
During the 5th millennium bc a people known as the Ubaidians established settlements in the region known later as Sumer; these settlements gradually developed into the chief Sumerian cities, namely Adab, Eridu, Isin, Kish, Kullab, Lagash, Larsa, Nippur, and Ur.
Sometime before the 25th century bc the Sumerian Empire, under the leadership of Lugalanemundu of Adab (flourished about 2525-2500 bc), was extended from the Zagros to the Taurus mountains and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
Before the beginning of the 2nd millennium bc the Amorites, Semitic nomads from the desert to the west of Sumer and Akkad, invaded the kingdom.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576369/Sumer.html   (1529 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
September 13, 509 BC - The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September.
501 BC - Confucius is appointed governor of Chung-tu.
Pisistratus, Tyrant of Athens in 561 BC, 559 BC–556 BC and 546 BC–528 BC.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=6th_century_BC   (1789 words)

 Timeline of mathematics - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
2800 BC - Indus Valley Civilization on the Indian subcontinent, earliest use of decimal ratios in a uniform system of ancient weights and measures, the smallest unit of measurement used is 1.704 millimetres and the smallest unit of mass used is 28 grams.
1800 BC - Vedic India - Yajnavalkya writes the Shatapatha Brahmana, in which he describes the motions of the sun and the moon, and advances a 95-year cycle to synchronize the motions of the sun and the moon
1st millennium BC ca 1000 BC - Vulgar fractions used by the Egyptians.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Timeline_of_mathematics   (4486 words)

 1st century BC at AllExperts
The 1st century BC starts on January 1, 100 BC and ends on December 31, 1 BC.
* 53 BC The Parthians defeat the Romans under Crassus in the Battle of Carrhae
* 31 BC Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1st_century_BC.htm   (293 words)

 (15) Roman civilization, language and religion.
Emperor Augustus (27 BC to 14 AD was called the Augustan Age) took special interest to develop the literary aspects of Latin.
Sometime around 1st millennium BC some other tribe, probably from the eastern Mediterranean side, came and settled in Etruria (now Toscana or Tuscany) on the northwestern side of the river Tiber.
They were added around 452 BC, but still the days of the year were only 355 because the calculation was based on the solar system which caused continuous confusion in every progressive year.
encyclopediaofauthentichinduism.org /articles/15_roman_civilization.htm   (1951 words)

 Qwika - similar:8th_century_BC
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755 BC - Ashur-nirari V succeeds Ashur-Dan III as king of Assyria 755 BC - Aeschylus, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 23 years and is succeeded by Alcmaeon.
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 ancientlanguages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The language of diplomacy and culture from the 3rd Millennium BC to the early 1st Millennium.
Mid-first millennium BC, perhaps surviving as late as the 3rd or 2nd century BC.
Late 1st Millennium BC - 3rd or 4th century AD, though some believe it continued to be spoken later to a later period.
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 18th century BC
(3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC)
1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite[?] conquests of Uruk and Isin[?]
1750 BC -- Hyksos occupation of Northern Egypt
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/18/18th_century_BC.html   (68 words)

 Archaeology Wordsmith
DEFINITION: One of the most famous cities of antiquity, the capital of southern Mesopotamia (Babylonia) from the early 2nd millennium to the early 1st millennium BC and capital of the Neo-Babylonian (Chaldean) Empire in the 7th and 6th centuries BC.
Babylon was occupied from the 3rd millennium BC, but it first reached prominence under King Hammurabi (reigned 1792-1750 BC), who made it the capital of his empire.
Before Babylon's rise to political prominence (c 1850 BC), the area was divided into Sumer (in the southeast; the world's earliest civilization) and Akkad (in the northwest) during the third millennium BC.
www.reference-wordsmith.com /cgi-bin/lookup.cgi?category=&where=headword&terms=Babylon   (588 words)

 Cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia
From Uruk, southern Iraq, period of the Amorite dynasties, reign of Sin-Kashid 1865-1833 BC (cat.
Lump of clay used for sealing (bull) in the form of a walnut with a hole, that was used for blocking the drawstring of a container for cuneiform tablets.
The Poem of Erra is a Babylonian composition of the 8th century BC, attributed to the scribe Kabti-ilani-Marduk (765-763 BC), but the copy in question is more recent by at least a century and a half.
mv.vatican.va /3_EN/pages/x-Schede/MEZs/MEZs_Sala08_01_030.html   (362 words)

[Hammond Almanac, p.789] 520-465 BC Xerxes I, King of Persia was the son of Darius I and grandson of Cyrus, founder of the Persian Empire.
paraphrased from the visually strong HyperHistory c.518-c.438 BC Pindar, Greek Poet, was born in Boetia, central Greece, and is considered the greatest of the Greek choral lyricists.
c.250 BC "Archimedes studied the equilibrium of planes and the centre of gravity of planes and deduced the laws of the levers.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/timeline1KBC.html   (7141 words)

 Qwika - similar:Polykleitos
430 BC) was an ancient Greek sculptor, universally regarded as the greatest of Greek sculptors.
Praxiteles of Athens, the son of Cephisodotus, was the greatest of the Attic sculptors of the 4th century BC, who has left an imperishable mark on the history of art.
Philochorus, of Athens, Greek historian during the 3rd century BC, was a member of a priestly family.
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 Celts - MSN Encarta
Celts, a people who dominated much of western and central Europe in the 1st millennium bc, giving their language, customs, and religion to the other peoples of that area.
Between the 5th and 1st centuries bc, their influence extended from what is now Spain to the shores of the Black Sea.
The “Cisalpine Gauls” of northern Italy were conquered by the Romans in the 2nd century bc; Transalpine Gaul (modern France and the Rhineland) was subdued by Julius Caesar in the 1st century bc, and most of Britain came under Roman rule in the 1st century ad.
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 Phoenician Colonies
The Mediterranean and North African coast (with the exception of Cyrenaica) entered the mainstream of Mediterranean history with the arrival in the 1st millennium BC of Phoenician traders, mainly from Tyre and Sidon in the eastern Mediterranean.
It is very probable that the tremendous colonial activity of the Phoenicians and Carthaginians was stimulated in the 8th to 6th centuries BC by the military blows that were wrecking the trade of the Phoenician homeland in the Levant.
It is likely that the expansion of the Phoenicians at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC is to be connected with the alliance of Hiram of Tyre with Solomon of Israel in the second half of the 10th century BC.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/Oldcivilization/phoenicia/colonies/colonies.html   (1810 words)

 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » 9th century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
895 BC - Death of Zhou xiao wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
879 BC - Death of Zhou yi wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
860 BC - The kingdom of Urartu is unified.
random.dragonslife.org /9th-century-bc-2/5210   (701 words)

 Looking for Evidence of Sargon's Invasion at Rabat Tepe
dated to the 1st millennium BC Tehran, 14 November 2006 (CHN) -- Archeological excavations continue at the historic hill known as Rabat Tepe, northwest Iran, while archeologists are trying to find traces of the 1st millennium invasion by the Assyrian King, Sargon.
Enormous historical evidence including clay studs belonging to the first millennium BC, engraved bricks, and bronze pins were discovered during the recent excavations in the area.
Archeologists believe that these flagstones which are dated to the first millennium BC belonged to a religious center, possibly the Musasir Temple.
www.payvand.com /news/06/nov/1170.html   (419 words)

The 5th and 6th centuries BC are a period of philosophical brilliance among advanced civilizations.
Aeschylus of Athens, playwright (525 - 456 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
www.gottagetflowers.com /5th_century_BC   (190 words)

 Metallurgical Heritage of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Hittite kingdom of the mid second millennium BC was one of the major early iron producing centers and was thought to have a monopoly of iron production, and iron production became widespread in Greece and the Mediterranean by the beginning of the 1st millennium BC.
Iron seems to have been used in India from about the late second millennium BC and iron smelting and the use of iron was especially well established in the south Indian megalithic cultures of this period.
Arsenical copper was also in use in Mesopotamia, prior to the use of tin bronzes, of which the most famous and extraordinary examples are the bronze bulls of the third millennium BC where the enrichment of arsenic at the surface is found to give it a shiny coating.
metalrg.iisc.ernet.in /~wootz/heritage/Heritage.htm   (3190 words)

 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Late 4th century BC - Diadem, reputed to have been found in a tomb near the Hellespont.
323 BC Alexander the Great conquers the Persian Empire, decline and depopulation of Ancient Greece with massive migration towards the conquered lands.
Demosthenes (384–322 BC), a prominent Athenian statesman and orator, who became a fierce opponent of Philip II and Alexander of Macedon.
www.timesdaily.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=4th_century_BCE   (448 words)

 Where We Work ::: Iraq Heritage Program :: UR (modern name: Tell el-Muqayyar)
Tell al Lahm, to the east of Ur, is the fourth excavated site in the area, and as the possible location of an important 1st Millennium BC city of the Chaldeans, is one that should be included in an aerial plan.
Secondly, excavations outside the Sacred Area focused on the residential quarter of the early second millennium BC in the Inner City, but the Inner City also represents the residential and commercial districts of the earlier Sumerian center and presumably the later Kassite and Neo-Babylonian city.
The early second millennium BC houses of Area AH preserve the most coherent record of the city of Ur from the "time of Abraham." The Iraqi State Board of Antiquities chose four adjacent houses from Area AH for restoration, rebuilding the walls to over two meters high.
www.globalheritagefund.org /where/ur.html   (5406 words)

 1st millennium BC at AllExperts
The 1st millennium BC encompasses the Iron Age and sees the rise of successive empires.
Towards the close of the millennium, the Han Dynasty extends Chinese power towards Central Asia, where it borders on Indo-Greek and Iranian states.
World population triples in the course of the millennium, reaching some 170 million people at its close.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1st_millennium_bc.htm   (605 words)

 Prehistory Iran
Some are local but not contemporary, such as the traditional Iranian legends and tales that supposedly speak of events in the early 1st millennium BC.
By approximately 6,000 BC these patterns of village farming were widely spread over much of the Iranian Plateau and in lowland Khuzestan.
Tepe Sabz in Khuzestan, Hajji Firuz in Azerbaijan, Godin Tepe VII in northeastern Luristan, Tepe Sialk I on the rim of the central salt desert, and Tepe Yahya VI C-E in the southeast have all yielded evidence of fairly sophisticated patterns of agricultural life (Roman numerals identify the level of excavation).
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/History/prehistory/prehistory.htm   (1666 words)

 The Celts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
La Tene culture spanned the second half of the 1st millennium down to the period of Roman conquest north of the Alps, beginning in the 2d century BC.
It is distinguished by the use of high-relief ornament and by a delight in complex transformations of form, from abstract to figurative and from plant to animal.
In the 1st century AD two major hoards of ornamental metalwork were deposited in Wales: the Llyn Cerrig Bach (Anglesey) and Tal-y-Llyn (Merioneth) treasures (both in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff).
www.draeconin.com /database/celtinfo.htm   (2346 words)

 n-ja.org page welcome
The Celts were an early European warlike, agricultural, clan-based people that were spread over much of the continent between the 2nd millennium BC to the 1st century BC.
At their pinnacle, their tribes ranged from the British Isles and northern Spain to as far east as Transylvania, the Black Sea coasts, and Galatia in Anatolia and were in part integrated into the Roman Empire as Britons, Gauls, Boii, Galatians and Celtiberians.
During the first millennium before Christ they migrate in small groups, which dominate without eliminating the conquered populations, and are constituted in a kind of "royal tribe of the heads", contributing to the creation of mixed peoples.
www.n-ja.org   (693 words)

 20th century BC - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1990s BC 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s 1920s 1910s 1900s BC
1991 BC -- Egypt: Pharaoh Mentuhotep IV died.
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www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1950_BC   (143 words)

 Room VIII
Room VIII is dedicated to archaeological material from Mesopotamia and from pre-classical Syria-Palestine (3rd-1st millennium BC), the region on the eastern bank of the Mediterranean where the first Semitic urban societies flourished and where the three great modern monotheistic religions originated: Christianity, Hebraism and Islam.
Eloquent evidence of the extraordinary process of formation of the first society are the tablets written in cuneiform writing and the cylinder seals which were used for ratifying the documents produced by the first public administrations in history.
The autonomy of these ceases in the 16th century BC due to the advent of the Egyptian military domination in Palestine and, in Syria, with the temporary Mitanni government (a political force of northern Mesopotamia), followed by the more consistent domination of the Hittites.
mv.vatican.va /3_EN/pages/MEZ/MEZ_Sala08.html   (222 words)

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