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  Siti Archeologici Siciliani
Worth-seeing are the Chalcidian Shrine dating from the 7th century BC, the remains of two temples, notably that dedicated to Aphrodite dated between the 7th and the 5th century, remnants of kilns from the 4th-5th century attesting to the Byzantine presence at the area.
It preserves remains of ceramics, a Greek Temple dedicated to Aphrodite dated 550 BC, a theatre from the 4th century BC altered in the 2nd century BC, remains of the so-called House of Peristyle, whose ground floor retains a banquet hall; the Agorà comprising a council-hall and a temple.
Centuripe, in the province of Enna, was colonized by the Greeks in the 4th century BC and later ruled by the Romans.
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  6th century BC Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
521 BC - Darius I succeeds Smerdis as ruler of Persia.
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.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/6th century BC
521 BC Darius I succeeds Smerdis as ruler of Persia.
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.
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 6th century BC
The 5th and 6th centuries BC were a time of empires, but more importantly, a time of learning and philosophy.
Mediterranean: Beginning of Greek philosophy, flourishes during the 5th century BC East Asia: Chinese philosophy become the "religion" of China.
The twin temples were carved out of the mountainside under the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC.Nubian neighbors and as a lasting monument to himself and hi...
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 Old Italic alphabets and languages
The Etruscans adapted the Greek alphabet to write Etruscan sometime during the 6th century BC, or possibly earlier.
It was adapted from the Etruscan alphabet during the 7th century BC.
The Osci adapted the Etruscan alphabet to write their language sometime in the 7th century BC though the earlist known Oscan inscriptions appeared on coins dating from the 5th century BC.
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In the early 6th century BC, Hanno the Navigator is supposed to have sailed down the African coast, perhaps as far as Sierra Leone.
By the beginning of the 5th century BC, Carthage was the commercial center of the region (a position it would retain until overthrown by the Roman Republic).
In 315 BC Agathocles, the Tyrant of Syracuse, seized the city of Messene (present-day Messina).
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  6th century BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
521 BC - Darius I succeeds Smerdis as ruler of Persia.
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.
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 India - MSN Encarta
By the 6th century bc, Indian civilization was firmly centered at the eastern end of the Gangetic Plain (in the area of present-day Bihār), and certain kings became increasingly powerful.
The distinctive style of temple architecture and sculpture that developed in the 7th and 8th centuries can be seen in the pyramid-shaped towers and heavily ornamented walls of shrines at Māmallapuram (sometimes called Mahabalipuram) and Kānchipuram south of Chennai, and in the cave temples carved from solid rock at Ajanta and Ellora in Mahārāshtra.
By the 12th century the cities of the southwestern coast of India, in what is now Kerala and southern Karnātaka, housed Jewish and Arab traders who drew on a network centered in the Persian Gulf and reaching through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea and Italy.
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 6th century BC information - Search.com
586 BC - Death of Zhou ding wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
585 BC - Birth of Anaximenes of Miletus, Greek philosopher († 525 BC).
Pisistratus, Tyrant of Athens in 561, 559–556 and 546–528 BC.
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It was adapted from the Etruscan alphabet during the 7th century BC.
Thucydides (between 460 and 455 BC–circa 400 BC, Greek Θουκυδίδης, Thoukudídês) was an ancient Greek historian, and the author of the History of the Peloponnesian War, which recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens.
This was two centuries before the Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria were built.
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 Ancient Rome  ::  The Roman Republic
century, with the kings ousted, a republic oligarchy was established, with two chief magistrates, known as consuls, from the artistocratic class elected annually.
century, a tribune of Plebians was elected to protect their class's rights, and reserved the power to veo movement by the artocratic Senate.
By 367 BC, the first plebian had been elected consul, and in 450 BC, the twelve tabls were published, providing the first written, fair laws in the Roman world.
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 Thracian belt buckles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This combination of styles reached its climax in the 6th-5th century BC, and the buckles were manufactured probably in the late 6th or the very beginning of the 5th century BC.
Their development in the 5th-4th century BC focused on the expressiveness achieved mainly through the combination of different artistic elements of the "zoomorphous metamorphism".
Their later 4th century BC representations resulted from an active creative symbiosis of Thracian, Achaemenid and Hellenic traits, and are away off from the prototype.
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 Greek Literature - ninemsn Encarta
Another genre developed in the 6th century bc was a type of philosophical poem related to the epic and written by such Greek philosophers as Empedocles, Xenophanes, and Parmenides.
Towards the end of the 5th century bc some of the earliest Greek prose works now surviving were produced, the most notable being those on medicine attributed to the physician Hippocrates.
Tragic drama as we know it today is said to have been originated in the 6th century bc by the Athenian poet Aeschylus.
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The 6th century BC was a period of intense religious activity in the lower Gangetic Plain.
The process began for the Digambaras as early as the 2nd to 3rd century; with the Svetambaras it seems to have begun in the 5th to 6th century.
From the 6th to the 11th century a common pair of attendants was employed in sculpture for all the Tirthankaras, but from about the 9th century 24 shasanadevatas were evolved, each one to attend a different Tirthankara.
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 Sculpture of Ancient Sikyon
Also in 369 BC he made the Nike and the Arcas, in the group the Arcadians had dedicated to Delphi, which it was depicting their national heroes, Apollo and Nike.
3rd century BC "Cratinus of Aegeira in Achaia was the most handsome man of his time and the most skilful wrestler, and when he won the wrestling-match for boys the Eleans allowed him to set up a statue of his trainer as well.
3rd century BC Sculptor and painter, pupil of Eythykrates (the son of Lysippos) or Teisikrates.
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 Greek Temples   (Site not responding. Last check: )
century BC temples of Ionia were among the largest the Greeks ever built, they have almost entirely disappeared, leaving only a few traces, from which the archaeologists have reconstructed their former appearance.
century BC temple--itself a marvel in its own day--was reputedly destroyed by fire on the night Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC.
century BC by the Pisistratids--the tyrants of Athens--seeking to emulate their Ionian counterparts in the construction of gigantic temples.
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 Carthage - Crystalinks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the early 6th century BC, Hanno the Navigator is supposed to have sailed down the African coast as far as Nigeria.
In 509 BC a treaty was signed between Carthage and Rome indicating a division of influence and commercial activities.
In 311 BC he invaded the last Carthaginian holdings on Sicily, breaking the terms of the current peace treaty, and laid siege to Akragas.
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According to tradition, it was built in the Altis in around 600 BC and its donors were the Skiloundians, the allies of the Pisatans who had control of the sanctuary during that period.
The tomb was shaped in around 1100 BC and was renovated in the 6th century BC with the addition of an enclosure, where the faithful honored the hero by sacrificing a fl ram.
The period from 580 BC to the end of the 5th century BC has been the most peaceful period of this region.
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 Museums of Macedonia, Greece — Archaeological Museum
century bc, bird-shaped clay vessels from the 6
century bc, a gold fibula of the same period, a marble Ionic capital, a bronze figurine of a kore from the handle of a looking glass, a marble statue of a lion dating to the 5
century bc, the head of a kore, and the head of a kouros.
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 Welcome to Epidavros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the development of the urban character of ancient cities since the 6th century BC and on, human health and personal happiness gain greater importance in the lives of people.
This is the reason that the sanctuary had to be transferred and in the middle of the 6th century in the spacious valley, approximately 1000 meters northwest of the old center of worship the famous to the world sanctuary of Asklipios is founded once more.
The excavations, which started in 1880 and were completed with restorations in the 20th century, revealed the most consistent world-wide, perfect sample of ancient Greek theatre.
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 Romania - History - Colonization - 6th Century BC (600-500 BC)
In 573 BC the Babylonians overran the Phoenician cities of the Levant.
In 544 BC, the Persians besieged the Greek town of Phocaea, causing its residents to flee en masse toward Corsica.
During the 6th century BC, the barbarians probably contributed to the disruption within the tin and copper monopolies.
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From the 6th century BC many temples, elaborate altars and statues decorated the Altis, which was the centre of all the religious activities during the Olympic games.
During the Geometric and Archaic periods (10th-6th century BC) the sanctuary was restructured, in order to satisfy the continuously increasing needs of the visitors.
In the Classical period (5th-4th century BC) the complex of the temple was reorganized, in order to include the temple of Zeus, the most magnificent temple in Olympia, with the most prominent devotional statue of the Father of the Gods, the work of the sculptor Pheidias.
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 SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BLACK SEA ANTIQUITIESLocal Populations of the Black Sea Littoral and their Relations ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the excavations several pits of the second half of the 6th century BC were found and the boundaries of a house dated to the beginning of the 5th century BC were specified.
Architectural remains, dated to the second quarter of the 5th-1st half of the 3rd centuries BC are not so numerous here; however, the data we have today allows (although not in full measure) to trace the main trends of the city development form the Archaic to the Hellenistic period.
Founded between the second quarter and the middle of the 4th century BC as a state fortress, Chaika was turned into a complex of several private farmhouses at the end of the century and later was occupied by the Scythians.
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 About Celtic Myths
When Germanic tribes began their migration during the second century BC, the Celts were pressured and forced to seek refuges further west of the Rhine and south of the Danube.
During the 3rd and 4th century AD, revolts were frequent in Gaul, due to instability and weakness of Rome and the encroachment of the German tribes on their Rhine borders.
According to a 1st century BC Greek poet, Parthenius, the Celts were descendants of Heracles.
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 Atomic theory -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another Indian philosopher, Pakudha Katyayana who also lived in the 6th century BC and was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha, had also propounded ideas about the atomic constitution of the material world.
The existence of atoms was also proposed in the 5th century BC by the Greek philosophers Leucippus and his pupil Democritus, for which they were called atomists.
In the late 19th century, a movement led by Ernst Mach, Wilhelm Ostwald, and Karl Pearson rejected the atomic theory on epistemological grounds.
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