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Chronology


All given dates are BC and approximate estimations, only.


11800 BC Foundation of Egypt (pharaoh Menes)
(mistaken assumption of the Greeks!)
9600 BC Primeval Athens and Atlantis?
(mistaken assumption of Plato?)
 

3000 BC Foundation of the Egyptian empire (pharaoh Menes)
Invention of writing
2600 Building of the pyramids at Gizah
2000-1400 Minoan culture on Crete
1600? Minoan Eruption on Thera/Santorini
1600-1190 Mycenaean culture
1200? Destruction of Troy
1227-1191 Attacks of the Sea Peoples on Egypt
until the victory of pharaoh Ramesses III.
1200-1000 Dorian Invasion?
1150-800 The "Dark Ages"
 

1200-800 Height of the Phoenician culture
1100 The Phoenicians reach the straits of Gibraltar for the first time
900/800? Emergence of the Etruscans
814 Foundation of Carthage by the Phoenicians
8. cent. Homer's epics are put to the written form
8. cent. First Greek colonies in southern Italy
753 Legendary foundation of Rome
710 Invention of the Trireme
600 Circumnavigation of Africa by the Phoenicians on behalf of the Pharaoh
590 Solon in Egypt
450 Herodotus in Egypt
399 The Death of Socrates
395? Plato in Egypt?
388/366/361 Plato in Syracuse/Sicily
360? Writing of the dialogues Timaeus and Critias by Plato


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