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Timeline 600 - 500 BC

Biblical History Timeline

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B.C.

600 The Etruscans establish cities stretching from northern to central Italy.

600 At some unknown time the Persian people migrate from Russia (central Asia) to s. Iran

600 The Greeks establish city-states along the southern coast of Italy and the island of Sicily.

600 Etruscan kings rule over Rome

600 Last Greek monarchies at Argos, Sparta, and Thera

600 Earliest known use of iron in China

594 Athen's laws reformed by Solon, the only Archon of Athens

587 Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia captures Jerusalem

587 Judah becomes a province of Babylonia

586 Exile of the Jews to Babylon

586 Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia conquers Phoenicia

582 Birth of Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician

581 Nebuchadnezzar II burns Jerusalem

580 Nebuchadnezzar II builds the hanging gardens of Babylon

566 Birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who later became known as the Buddha

560 Croesus of Lydia subjugates Greek Ionian colonies

551 Birth of Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu, the Chinese philosopher

550 Lao-tse founds Taoism in China

559 Cyrus the Great of Parsa rebels against the Medes and founds the Persian empire

550 Persia conquers the Medes

547 Persians conquers Lydia, the battle of Sardis, and move through Asia Minor

543 Bimbisara expands his territories and introduces new administration and tax collection

540 Vardhamana (Mahavira Jina) the ascetic founds Jainism

540 Peistratus the tyrant takes control of Athens

539 Greeks defeat the Carthaginians

539 Cyrus the Great of Persia conquers Babylonia absorbing Babylon into the Persian empire

539 Cyrus the Great of Persia allows the Jews to return to Judah, now a Persian province

539 Cyrus the Great absorbs Phoenicia into the Persian Empire

539 Fables of Aesop

534 Tarquinius Superbus (the proud), becomes the last king of Rome

533 Gandhara becomes a Satrap to the Achaemenid Empire of Persia

530 Cyrus conquers all of Asia Minor

530 Cyrus dies in battle

530 Cambyses (son of Cyrus) becomes ruler of Persia

525 Egypt conquered by the Persians

525 Persian empire extends from India to Asia Minor

522 Darius I puts down a rebellion in Persia and becomes king

521 Darius I divides the Empire into 20 provinces (satrapies)

520 The temple in Jerusalem building projects resumed

519 Birth of Xerxes, future king of Persia

519 Pythagoras a Greek philosopher (so called demigod) introduces the octave in music

510 Reforms are introduced in Athens by Cleisthenes and introduces Democracy in Athens

509 Tarquinius Superbus, the last Etruscan king, is cast out of Rome

509 Birth of the Roman Republic, Etruscan rule ends

509 Nebuchadnezzar II builds the Hanging Gardens

509 Many wars with Rome and other inhabitants of Italy (the Etruscans and the Greeks).

508 Lars Porsena, Etruscan ruler, attacks Rome who holds her ground at the Tiber bridge

507 Spartans attempt to restore the Aristocracy in Athens but Cleisthenes is given power

500 Germanic peoples of northern Europe expand their territories

The History of Rome - Part One 743 - 136 B.C.

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