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….            Creation
…             Adam expelled from Garden of Eden
…             Noah builds the ark

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BC
2500       Egyptians discover papyrus and ink for writing and built first llibraries
…            Iron objects manufactured in the ancient Near East
2400       Egyptians import gold from Africa
2331       Semitic chieftain, Sargon conquers Sumer to become first  “World Conqueror”
2300       Horses domesticated in Egypt: Chickens domesticated in Babylon:
…            Bows and arrows used in warfare
2166       Abram born
2100       Glass made by the Mesopotamians; Ziggurats build in Mesopotamia;
…            Earliest discovered drug; Ethyl alcohol, used to alleviate pain
2091       Abram 75, Called by God
2080       Abram 86,  1st son, Ishmael born to Hagar
2067       Abram 99, Named Abraham by God
2066       Promised son, Isaac born to Sarah 90 and Abraham 100
2006       Esau & Jacob born to Rebecca and Isaac 60, Abraham is 160 years old
2000        Immigration of northern Asians to North America; stockbreeding and irrigation used in China;
…             Stonehenge, England, a center for religious worship; bellows used in India allowing for hotter furnace temperature
1929        Jacob flees to Haran (his mother’s brother)
1915        Joseph born to Rachel and Jacob
1900        Egyptians use irrigation systems to control Nile flooding; Spoked Wheel invented in the ancient Near East; Horses used to pull vehicles

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1898        Joseph sold into slavery by his brothers
1885        Joseph rules Egypt
1805        Joseph dies
1750        Babylonian mathematicians already understand cube and square root; Hammurbi of Babylon provides first of all legal codes
1700        Egyptian papyrus document describes medical and surgical procedures
1526        Moses is born
1500        Sundial used in Egypt; Mexican sun-pyramid built
1446        Moses leads children of Israel exodus from Egypt

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1445        Ten Commandments given to Moses by God
1444         Israel camps at Mt Sinai
1406         Moses dies; Hebrews enter Canaan
1400         First period of Chinese literature, intricate clock used in China
1380         Palace of Krossus on Isle of Crete destroyed by earthquake
1375         Judges begin to rule Israel
1358         Egyptian King Tutankhamen dies and is buried inside an immense treasure-laden tomb
1250         Silk fabrics manufactured in China
1209         Deborah becomes Israel’s Judge
1200         Labor strike in Thebes; first Chinese dictionary
1105         Samuel born
1075         Samuel becomes Israel’s Judge
1050         Saul becomes Israel’s first king
1010         David becomes Israel’s king
1000         City or Peking built; Greek theology fully developed; California Indians build wood-reed houses;
Chinese Mathematics utilizes root multiplication, geometry, proportions, and theory of motion; Glazing of bricks and tiles begins in Near East
970           Solomon becomes Israel’s king
959           Temple in Jerusalem completed
950            Gold vessels and jewelry popular in Northern Europe
930            Kingdom of Israel divides
900            Celts invade Britain; Assyrians invent inflatable skins for soldiers to cross-rivers
875            Elijah prophesies in Israel
874            Ahab becomes Israel’s king
850            Evidence of highly developed metal and stone sculptures in Africa

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848            Elijah prophesies in Israel
835            Joash becomes Israel’s king
814            Founding of Cartage, a Phoenician trading post
800            Development of caste system in India; Babyloian and Chinese astronomers understand planetary movements; spoked wheels used in Europe;
Homer writes Iliad and Odyssey; Ice skating a popular sport in northern Europe
793           Jonah becomes a prophet
776           First known date of Olympic games
753          Traditional date for founding of the city of Rome…   Hosea becomes a prophet
750          Earliest music notation written in ancient Greece; Celts introduce plow to Britain
…                Israel invaded by Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria
740          Isaiah becomes a prophet
722          Israel (northern kingdom) falls
715          Hezekiah becomes Judah’s king
701          Jerusalem besieged by Sennacherib of Assyria
700          False teeth invented in Italy
660          Japan established as a nation
650          Soldering of iron invented
648          Horse racing first held at 33rd Olympic Games
640          Josiah becomes Judah’s King
627          Jeremiah becomes a prophet
612          Assyrian capital of Nineveh destroyed
605          Daniel taken captive to Babylon
600         Temple of Diana built in Ephesus – one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
586         Judah (southern kingdom) falls to Babylon
563         Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, born in Nepal
562         King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon dies
560         Aesop writes his fables
551         Confucius, famous Chinese scholar, born
550         King Cyrus the Great conquers the Medes and founds the Persian Empire;
…            Lock and key, water level, and carpenter’s square invented
540         Horseback postal service in Persian Empire
539         Babylon overthrown by Cyrus of Persia
537         First Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem
534        Tragedy emerges as a form of Greek drama
525        Polo a sport among Persians
520        Public libraries open in Athens, Greece
516         New Temple completed in Jerusalem
509         Rome becomes a Republic
500         Glass first imported into China from Near East; Indian surgeon, Susrata, performs  cataract operation; origin of Halloween, a Celtic festival
490         First time Greek men choose short haircuts
479         Esther becomes Queen of Persia
469         Socrates, philosopher of the ancient world is born
460         Birth of Democritus, who introduced an atomic theory by arguing that all bodies are made of invisible and unchangeable atoms
458         Ezra returns to Jerusalem
457        Golden age of Athens, Greece, begins
448        The Parthenon built on top of Athens Acropolis
445         Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall

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438         Greek sculptor Pheidias makes a 60 foot high statue of Zeus – one of the seven wonders  of the ancient world
430         Romans agree to concept of a dictator in times of military emergency
…            Malachi becomes a prophet
 Then silence from God until Birth of Christ
399        Socrates condemned to death by Athens jury
390        Aramaic begins to replace Hebrew as Jewish language
384        Aristotle born
370        Plato writes his most famous book “The Republic”
331        Alexander the Great defeats the Persian Empire
312        Rome builds first paved road, the “Appian Way” from Rome to Capua
255        Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek and called the “Septuagint”
241        Romans conquer Sicily and add their first non-Italian territory to the Roman Empire
215        Great wall of China built
169        Temple of Jerusalem plundered by Antiochus IV
165        Judas Maccabaeus begins a revolt against Antiochus IV
139        Jews and Astrologers banished from Rome
102        First Chinese ships reach east coast of India; Ball bearings used in Danish cart wheels
100       Julius Caesar, first emperor of Rome, born
55          Romans conquer England and make it part of Roman Empire until 442 AD
51          Cleopatra becomes last independent Egyptian ruler of the ancient world
44          Julius Caesar elected dictator for life, then assinated that same year
39          Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Antony both die by suicide
37          Herod the Great made king of Judea by the Romans
25          Mary mother of Jesus born (?)
23          Sumo wrestling in Japan
20          Herod the Great begins remodeling the Temple in Jerusalem
…                    CHRIST IS BORN IN BETHELEM
AD
1            Saddles first used in Rome
4            Herod the Great dies
5            Paul born
6            Judea becomes a Roman providence
7            Zealots in Judea rebel against Rome
…          Jesus visits Temple as a boy
14         Tiberius succeeds Caesar Agustus as Roman Emperor
…          John the Baptist begins his ministry
26         Pontius Pilate appointed governor
27         Jesus begins his ministry
30         Jesus crucified; ascends into heaven;
36         Stoning of Stephen
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37         Saul’s conversion on Damascus road
40         Herod Agrippa appointed king of Judea
43         London England founded; first definite reference to Diamonds
46         Church begins, Saul/Paul begins first missionary journey
50         Romans begin using soap
54         Claudius poisoned by order of his wife; Nero becomes emperor
57         Paul writes letter to Romans; Paul imprisoned in Caesarea
59         Paul’s voyage to Rome
60         Paul writes ‘prison letters’
62         Paul released from prison
64         Fire burns much of Rome; Nero blames Christians for setting it
66         Painting on canvas
67         Paul martyred
68         Romans destroy Jewish religious commune of the Essene sect. Before Essenes were   captured they hid their library of Bible manuscripts in a cave  in Qumram by the dead sea (to be discovered in 1948)
70         Romans destroy Jerusalem

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73         960 Jews commit mass suicide at Masada while under Roman attach
74         China open silk trade with the west
75         Rome begins construction of famous colosseum
79         Mt. Vesuvius in Italy erupts killing 30,000  people and burying cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum
95         Apostle John writes Revelation

Dates are approximate