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5402 Archeology Cultural Evidence 22000BC Mal'ta-Buret' culture west of Lake Baikal similar to coeval cultures of Western and Eastern Europe
5488 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Sunduki the Siberian Stonehenge
5489 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Giant Megaliths in Siberia Largest in the World
5418 Archeology Cultural Evidence 12500BC Natufian culture of the Eastern Mediterranean; domestication of dogs
5388 Archeology Dating Evidence 11000BC Göbekli Tepe predates pottery, metallurgy, and the invention of writing or the wheel
5365 Archeology Climate Evidence 10900BC The Younger Dryas; sharp decline in temperature over most of the northern hemisphere
5424 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 10900BC Holocene extinction; The Sixth Extinction; Younger Dryas Impact Event
5367 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Younger Dryas impact hypothesis; Clovis comet cause Holocene extinction, global cooling
5379 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis
5369 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 10900BC Laacher See formed by a Plinian eruption; widespread destruction; two decades of environmental disruption
5376 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Palaeolithic extinctions and the Taurid Complex
5378 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Very high-temperature impact melt products as evidence for cosmic airbursts and impacts 12,900 years ago
5368 Archeology Dating Evidence 10900BC Ice core data supports ancient space impact idea
5377 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Evidence for deposition of 10 million tonnes of impact spherules across four continents 12,800 years ago
5380 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Comprehensive Analysis of Impact Spherules Supports Theory of Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago
5420 Archeology Cultural Evidence 10200BC Mureybetian culture, Pre-Pottery Neolithic A, northern Syria; early agriculture, animal domestication
5374 Archeology Climate Evidence 9100BC The 11.1 kiloyear "Bond" event
5423 Archeology Dating Evidence 9000BC Karaca Dağ, eastern Turkey, site of first domestication of einkorn wheat
5421 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8700BC Tell Aswad settlement, Syria, invented bricks, trade network, domesticated emmer wheat
5419 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8400BC Nevalı Çori, Anatolia; temples and monumental sculpture; Einkorn wheat first domesticated; ceramic firing
5373 Archeology Climate Evidence 8300BC The 10.3 kiloyear "Bond" event
5441 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8000BC Stonehenge complex early stages of development
5389 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 7640BC Tollmann's hypothetical bolide impact event
5464 Archeology Climate Evidence 7500BC Neolithic subpluvial wet period begins; wet and rainy N. Africa for 2K years
5422 Archeology Cultural Evidence 7500BC Çatalhöyük, southern Anatolia, proto-city, trade network
5372 Archeology Climate Evidence 7400BC The 9.4 kiloyear "Bond" Event
5243 Archeology Dating Evidence 7250BC 'Ain Ghazal Neolithic site near Amman, Jordan, settled
5244 Archeology Dating Evidence 6850BC Sesklo culture, Thessaly, Greece used advanced agriculture and made pottery
5413 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6300BC Bug-Dniester culture, Moldavia and Ukraine
5414 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6200BC Starčevo–Kőrös–Criş culture, central and south central Europe, Romania to Serbia, Montenegro
5364 Archeology Climate Evidence 6200BC The 8.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; Misox oscillation; Finse event; sudden decrease in global temperatures
5409 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Cucuteni-Trypillian culture centered on modern-day Moldova with small villages to "vast settlements"
5460 Archeology Cultural Evidence 6000BC Choga Mami, Samarran culture site, S. Iraq; first evidence of canal irrigation
1805 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Storegga slide tsunami, North Sea Doggerland
1633 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Towering ancient tsunami in Mediterranean, Etna avalanche
5426 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5700BC Vinča culture, Balkans, earliest copper metallurgy
5430 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Dnieper–Donets culture, north of Black Sea, late Cro-Magnons contemporaneous with Samara culture, succeeded by Yamna
5439 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Early metallurgy: copper smelting, Belovode, Serbia: Vinča culture
5461 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Sumer: first urban civilization in Mesopotamia
5459 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5400BC Eridu: earliest city in southern Mesopotamia
5428 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5025BC Samara culture, middle Volga; Dnieper-Donets culture
5458 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5000BC Uruk of Sumer; early state formation and urbanization
5427 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5000BC Khvalynsk on the Volga culture
5457 Archeology Cultural Evidence 4350BC Leyla-Tepe culture; S. Caucasus Azerbaijan; amphora burials
5429 Archeology Cultural Evidence 4000BC Sredny Stog culture on the Dnieper river, origin of Indo-Europeans? Horse domestication, corded ware pottery
5435 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3950BC Maykop culture W. Caucasus between Black Sea and Caspian; ties to the Iranian plateau and to South Central Asia
5370 Archeology Climate Evidence 3900BC The 5.9 kiloyear "Bond" event; intense aridification, cooling; triggered worldwide migrations
5401 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3600BC Yamna or Yamnaya culture; Pit Grave Culture; Ochre Grave Culture, develops on the Pontic Steppes
5432 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3500BC Afanasevo culture, south Siberia, Altai mountains, mixed Europoid, wheel, metals, Tarim mummies
5466 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3300BC Indus Valley Civilisation; urban planning, metallurgy, wheeled transport, trade network, writing
5463 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3300BC Egyptian hieroglyphs
5462 Archeology Climate Evidence 3250BC Piora Oscillation sudden cooling: volcanic eruption or a meteor or an asteroid impact event
5442 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 3200BC Ancient Irish ancestors came from Middle East, Pontic steppe
5438 Archeology Cultural Evidence 3000BC Bactria–Margiana Archaeological Complex civilisation of Central Asia; monumental structures; evidence of wheeled transport
5400 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2900BC Corded Ware culture, Battle Axe Culture, Single Grave Culture; major north and central European culture from the Rhine to the Volga; related to Yamna
5425 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2800BC Bell-Beaker maritime culture, spread over Europe, emerged from the lower Rhine and North Sea regions
5431 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2800BC Catacomb culture, Ukraine, corded ware pottery, polished battle axe, cranial deformation
5394 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2600BC Cretan hieroglyphs, artefacts of Minoans
5386 Archeology Dating Evidence 2600BC Umm an-Nar culture in northern Oman and Abu Dhabi; beehive tombs with pottery vessels of Mesopotamian origin
5393 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 2500BC Linear A writing system; Minoan language connected to Etruscan?
5390 Archeology Dating Evidence 2400BC Gutian people in Zagros mountains; pale in complexion and blonde; rapacious barbarians from east central Asia
5387 Archeology Dating Evidence 2350BC Akkadian Empire created by Sargon controlled Mesopotamia, the Levant, and parts of Iran
1154 Archeology Climate Evidence 2349BC Tree ring evidence, Ireland, "Noah's flood"
5153 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes Mesopotamia/Iran
5185 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Land subsidence, Sri Lanka
5175 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Pre-Harappan civilization disappears from Indus region
5182 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Earthquakes, crustal movement, floods, Indus Valley
5152 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Earthquake Site destruction and abandonment in Palestine/Syria
5164 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Site Destruction and abandonment in Anatolia (Troy incl.)
5154 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Site Destruction and abandonment in Mesopotamia/Iran
5186 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 2300BC Rakshasos, falling meteoroids, associated with "terrible clamor" and sea level rise in Southern India
5176 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Widespread site abandonment in Central Asia
5166 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 2300BC Earthquake and crustal warping in Anatolia, Black Sea, and Rhodes
5151 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Abrupt Climate Change Syria and Palestine
5168 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2300BC Site Destruction and abandoment in southern and central Greece
5163 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Anatolia and Cyprus
5468 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2300BC Urukagina; first law code in recorded history
5177 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 2200BC Harappan culture migrates from Western Asia to Indus region
5371 Archeology Climate Evidence 2200BC The 4.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; aridification, cooling; empire collapse; cultural upheaval; mass migrations
5417 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2181BC First Intermediate Period of Egypt, Divided Egypt, famine, chaos
5415 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2112BC Third Dynasty of Ur, Neo-Sumerian Empire, Law Code of Ur-Nammu
5169 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 2100BC Earthquakes in Anatolia
5433 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Srubna culture; along the N. shore of Black Sea; precursors of Cimmerians?
5434 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Andronovo culture in W. Siberia, W. Asiatic steppes; early Indo-Aryans/Iranians; Cimmerians and Saka/Scythians; Thracians
5183 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1900BC End of Harappan Civilization, floods, earthquakes
5467 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1806BC Ipuwer Papyrus, turmoil, arrival of the Asiatics
5465 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1800BC Tarim mummies; tall, red-haired Europoids in W. China
5253 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1780BC Vesuvius Vented Its Wrath during Bronze Age
5399 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1700BC Trzciniec culture of Eastern Europe develops around Łódź; spread to parts of Poland and Western Ukraine; from Corded Ware culture
5469 Archeology Pestilence Evidence 1686BC Early Divergent Strains of Yersinia pestis found in Kytmanovo, Russia
5158 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 1650BC Worldwide effects of Theran Eruption - China
5160 Archeology Dating Evidence 1650BC Dating the Eruption of Thera
5127 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera, Collapse of Bronze Age Mediterranean civilization, Volcanic Winter around the World
5155 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera Changed World
5157 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 1650BC Earthquake caused by Theran Eruption
5159 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 1650BC Theran eruption/possible comet/asteroid event related
5161 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 1650BC Mass displacement of populations resulting from Theran eruption
5156 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 1650BC Tsunami generated by Theran eruption
1632 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 1650BC Tempest Stele with meteorological data erected by Pharaoh Ahmose, dates eruption of Thera
5408 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1600BC The Tumulus culture dominates Central Europe
5440 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1500BC Yaz culture; early Iranian culture as described in Avesta; sky burial
5396 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1500BC Kingdom of Mitanni aristocracy shows Indo-Aryan roots
5436 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1500BC Karasuk culture; Central Asian steppes; advanced, industrial metal workers
5403 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1450BC Kaskians, peoples living in mountainous Pontic Anatolia during Hittite times; unknown origins
5395 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1450BC Linear B: syllabic script used for writing Mycenaean Greek
5398 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1300BC Lusatian culture of Eastern Europe develops from preceding Trzciniec culture
5411 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1280BC Canegrate Culture, Northern Italy; first migratory wave of the proto-Celts
5397 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1250BC Bryges or Briges related to Phrygians, migrated to Balkans from Lausitz culture of Poland
5701 Archeology War/Battle Evidence 1250BC Colossal Bronze Age battle in Germany on Tollense River near Baltic Sea; unprecedented warfare; warriors from all over Europe
5354 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1200BC Late Bronze Age collapse; almost every significant city in the eastern Mediterranean world destroyed
5360 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Cyprus destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapse
5355 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Mycenaean Greece perishes with the collapse of Bronze-Age culture in the eastern Mediterranean
5357 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Syrian Cities destroyed in conflagration during collapse of the Late Bronze Age
5361 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1190BC Cities of Anatolia destroyed during Late Bronze Age collapes; many never re-occupied
5359 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1189BC Cities of the Levant destroyed by fire during Late Bronze Age collapse
5362 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1185BC Areas in Mesopotamia that marginally survived Late Bronze Age collapse
5356 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1180BC Hattusas burned to the ground; Hittite kingdom vanishes from the historical record
5184 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 1175BC Earthquakes destroyed Bronze Age civilization
5646 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1150BC Collapse of the Terramare culture in northern Italy; settlements abandoned for several centuries
5473 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1100BC Latins: Indo-Europeans migrated to Italy after collapse of Bronze Age
5385 Archeology Dating Evidence 1100BC The Greek Dark Age following widespread collapse of Bronze Age civilization in the eastern Mediterranean
5363 Archeology Mass destruction of unknown origin 1070BC Egyptian empire falls during Late Bronze Age collapse
5366 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1021BC Hekla 3 eruption causes 18 years of global cooling; tree ring and ice core evidence
5470 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1000BC Ligures: earliest Indo-European speakers of the European West; direct descendants of Cro-Magnon?
5392 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 950BC Dorian invasion hypothesis becomes Dorian migration and settling after collapse of Bronze Age
1613 Archeology Dating Evidence 910BC Early construction at Rome
5410 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Golasecca culture, Northern Italy
5405 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Kingdom of Tabal; neo-Hittite, Luwian speaking, south central Anatolia
5412 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Villanovan culture of central and northern Italy related to the Central European Urnfield culture
5406 Archeology Cultural Evidence 860BC Urartu, Ararat, Vannic Kingdom, successor of the Late Bronze Age Hurrian state of Mitanni
5384 Archeology Dating Evidence 800BC Hallstatt culture becomes predominant Central European culture; spread to western Iberian peninsula, Britain, and Ireland
5437 Archeology Cultural Evidence 800BC Tagar culture south Siberia; bronze-smelting; Scythian circle
2413 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 760BC The Amos Earthquake
5165 Archeology Dating Evidence 753BC Apr. 21 Founding of Rome
5349 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 715BC Archaeologists Find Biblical-Era Seal Of King Hezekiah In Jerusalem; winged sun and ankhs
5222 Archeology Dating Evidence 700BC Temple from the time of Numa Pompilius found
5375 Archeology Mass Migration Evidence 600BC The 1.4 kiloyear "Bond" event; mass migration period
5471 Archeology Cultural Evidence 550BC Lepontic Language
5391 Archeology Dating Evidence 500BC La Tène culture develops from Iron Age Hallstatt culture; Celtoi, Galli; expands to Hispania, Italy, the Balkans, Asia Minor
69 Archeology Epidemic Mass Grave 430BC Plague of Athens thought to have been Typhoid
5221 Archeology Dating Evidence 250BC Giant ancient water basin found in Rome
2879 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 228BC Severe earthquake in central Greece
2420 Archeology Climate Evidence 210BC Historical, ice core, tree ring evidence for at least two volcanic eruptions between 212 and 200
5502 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 160BC Feb. 28 Earthquake and tsunami strikes Levant during Maccabean revolt
5474 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Acidity spike in Greenland ice core; persistent red sky phenonomenon reported
2544 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 147BC Aug. Comet shone brightly as fiery, reddish circle; persistently red sky; observed from Babylon to Rome
2358 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 122BC Eruption of Mount Etna destroys city of Catania
5353 Archeology Cultural Evidence 100BC Early compositions of Jewish Sibylline Oracles in Alexandria
1881 Archeology Earthquake Evidence 5BC An earthquake destroys old Nisa and the settlements east of Bagir
4671 Archeology Epigraphic Evidence 155AD Pestilence in Yemen
5193 Celestial Tunguska-like event 3123BC Jun. 29 Overhead comet/asteroid explosion; Köfels’ Impact
5174 Celestial Tunguska-like event 2300BC Widespread destruction event, possible Tunguska-like
5201 Celestial Comet 1188BC Pleiades-Arctic comet "trails out for a long distance" associated with the fall of Troy recorded in Roman texts
5202 Celestial Comet 1140BC Very large, bright comet or meteor with tail like a scorpion observed in Babylon
133 Celestial Comet 1059BC Comet, broom star with tail observed in China
134 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 1034BC (Spr.) A new star appears near the North Star, comet or nova; observed in China
5203 Celestial Falling Fire 975BC Terrible comet-like ball of fire seen over Ethiopia and Egypt
135 Celestial Comet 974BC Mar. Bushy Star Comet in the north polar region; observed in China
5178 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 791BC Jun. 24 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5093 Celestial Solar Eclipse 780BC Jun. 4 Solar eclipse observed in China
5179 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 778BC Apr. 4 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5180 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 775BC Jan. 31 Solar eclipse, partial, visible from central and southern Europe
5181 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 771BC Nov. 8 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
5187 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 765BC Feb. 10 Solar eclipse, total, crosses Mediterranean
2607 Celestial Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, key to ancient chronology
5188 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, total, crosses Arabia
2525 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 747BC Feb. 6 Lunar eclipse
5083 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 747BC Aug. 2 Lunar eclipse
5084 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 746BC Jan. 26 Lunar Eclipse
5085 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 746BC Jul. 22 Lunar eclipse
5189 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 744BC Dec. 9 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Central Europe
5190 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 737BC Jul. 26 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses north Africa
2608 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 721BC Mar. 19 Lunar eclipse
2609 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 719BC Mar. 8 Lunar eclipse
5086 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 719BC Sep. 1 Lunar eclipse
5162 Celestial Solar Eclipse 717BC Jul. 5 Solar eclipse, Descending cloud, blasts of wind and rain, disappearance/ascent of Romulus
2516 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 714BC Oct. 24 Lunar eclipse, Sargon II of Assyria
5167 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 709BC Jul. 17 Solar eclipse, total crosses northern Italy
5227 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 707BC "Shield" falls from the sky during pestilence
398 Celestial Falling Fire 687BC Mar. 23 Stars fall like rain, with rain, bright night without stars
1253 Celestial Comet 674BC Oct. Comet observed by Babylonians
2615 Celestial Solar Eclipse 669BC May 17 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2618 Celestial Solar Eclipse 657BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse Assyrian astrological reports
2648 Celestial Solar Eclipse 648BC Apr. 6 Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks
2914 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 644BC Dec. 24 Fireball observed in Babylon and China; falling stones
19 Celestial Comet 632BC Broom Star, Auriga
2865 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 631BC May 24 Lunar eclipse
2619 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 620BC Apr. 21 Lunar eclipse recorded by Babylonians, analyzed by Ptolemy
1268 Celestial Other 612BC Venus "casts a shadow by its rays" (Pythagoras)
2856 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 612BC Nov. 5 Lunar eclipse
20 Celestial Comet 611BC Aug. Broom Star Great Bear, Big Dipper - possible Halley's sighting?
2610 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 610BC Sep. 15 Lunar eclipse
1269 Celestial Solar Eclipse 584BC May 28 First predicted solar eclipse, Thales of Miletus
2627 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 567BC Mar. 12 Sky glowing red in the West observed from Babylon
38 Celestial Comet 532BC (Spr.) Comet or nova in Aquarius, China
39 Celestial Comet 525BC (Win.) Bushy Star, Antares, China
2632 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 523BC Jul. 16 Lunar eclipse 7th year of Cambyses analyzed by Ptolemy
40 Celestial Comet 516BC Broom Star, China
2633 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 502BC Nov. 19 Lunar eclipse 20th year of Darius, analyzed by Ptolemy
41 Celestial Comet 500BC Broom Star, China
2636 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 491BC Apr. 25 Lunar eclipse, 31st year of Darius, Ptolemy
2638 Celestial Tunguska-like event 490BC Sep. 12 Battle of Marathon Divine Intervention
42 Celestial Comet 482BC Oct. Bushy Star observed in China
43 Celestial Comet 481BC Oct. Sparkling star, Bushy Star observed in China
2641 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Mar. Thunder and fiery winds, many in Persian army perish
2643 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Aug. Thunderbolts and rocks fall from mountain peaks on Persian troops
2645 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Sep. Roaring sound in sky, great flame of light and dust cloud
44 Celestial Comet 480BC Sep. Horn shaped Comet, Battle of Salamis
2640 Celestial Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse recorded by Herodotus
5196 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses north Africa
2647 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea: apparition of Athena
2360 Celestial Solar Eclipse 478BC Feb. 17 Solar eclipse
46 Celestial Comet 469BC Broom Star observed in China
49 Celestial Comet 466BC Meteorite falls at Aegospotami while bright comet is passing; Halley
2649 Celestial Solar Eclipse 463BC Apr. 30 Solar eclipse observed by Pindar
51 Celestial Comet 433BC Broom Star, China
2652 Celestial Solar Eclipse 431BC Aug. 31 Solar eclipse explained by Pericles thereby dispelling fear of the Athenians
52 Celestial Comet 425BC (Win.) Comet during the plague of Athens
2661 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 425BC Oct. 9 Lunar eclipse recorded by Aristophanes
2811 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 419BC Numerous fireballs over several months, possible overhead meteor explosion; observed in Babylon
1271 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 413BC Aug. 27 Lunar eclipse caused Nicias to delay abandoning the siege of Syracuse leading to destruction of Athenian forces
2675 Celestial Solar Eclipse 400BC Jun. 21 Solar eclipse recorded by Ennius, reported by Cicero
1295 Celestial Other 394BC "Meteoric lights, beams" at Battle of Cnidus
2678 Celestial Solar Eclipse 394BC Aug. 14 Solar eclipse, Spartan defeat at the Battle of Cnidus
5206 Celestial Falling Fire 388BC Thunderbolt falls killing several men
2815 Celestial Falling Fire 384BC A "fall of fire" recorded in Babylon
54 Celestial Tunguska-like event 373BC (Win.) Great Comet like a flaming torch before great earthquake and tsunami that swallowed entire cities in Greece
2821 Celestial Falling Fire 373BC Jul. A "fall of fire". Meteor shower or fireballs? Observed in Babylon
2822 Celestial Falling Fire 371BC Jul. A "fall of fire" to the ground observed in Babylon
2688 Celestial Solar Eclipse 369BC Apr. 11 Solar eclipse in 35th year of Artaxerxes II, observed in Babylon
2826 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 367BC Very bright fireball observed in Babylon
58 Celestial Comet 361BC Broom Star, China
1294 Celestial Sun activity 349BC Bloody chasm in the sky, fire falling, aurora?
59 Celestial Comet 345BC Timoleon's Torch; a 'Mane-shaped' comet changed into a spear
2829 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 344BC Feb. Meteor shower, fireballs and meteors
60 Celestial Comet 340BC Comet coincided with storm at Corinth
2830 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 333BC Fireball illuminated ground recorded by Babylonians
2912 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 331BC Sep. 20 Lunar eclipse eleven days before battle of Gaugamela
2700 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 331BC Oct. 1 Fireballs, portents decide fate of Persian Empire at Battle of Gaugamela
2855 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 327BC Jan. 14 Meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2833 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 323BC Nov. Fireballs recorded by Babylonians, one like a "torch"
2836 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 309BC Bright meteor with a tail observed by Babylonians
2837 Celestial Falling Fire 307BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
61 Celestial Comet 305BC Broom Star, China
4 Celestial Comet 303BC Broom Star, China, also recorded on the Parian marble of Greece
2838 Celestial Fire in the sky 300BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
170 Celestial Comet 296BC Broom Star, China
2839 Celestial Falling Fire 294BC Very bright meteor with tail, fall of fire observed by Babylonians
2840 Celestial Fire in the sky 292BC May Bright meteor with a tail, lighted up the ground, "let loose its flame", observed by Babylonians
2842 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 285BC Bright meteor, and "fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
2717 Celestial Solar Eclipse 256BC Sep. 16 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2718 Celestial Solar Eclipse 254BC Jan. 31 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2720 Celestial Solar Eclipse 249BC May 4 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2723 Celestial Falling Fire 248BC Jan. Fall of fire outside of Babylonian territory observed from Babylon
399 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 245BC Feb. 14 Innumerable large and small meteors traveled westward, China
2725 Celestial Solar Eclipse 242BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2726 Celestial Solar Eclipse 241BC Nov. 28 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
9 Celestial Comet 240BC May Broom star; Comet Halley
25 Celestial Comet 238BC May Broom Star stretched across the heavens, China
26 Celestial Comet 234BC Jan. Broom Star, and a great fall of fire, observed in China and Babylon
2729 Celestial Fire in the sky 233BC "Fall of fire" observed by Babylonians
1322 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 223BC Large fireball; light like day
517 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 217BC Bright meteors shot against Italy from the direction of Africa
513 Celestial Comet 217BC Multiple comets: bright hair of more than one comet... showed its baleful glare
518 Celestial Tunguska-like event 217BC The heavens burst open with a fearful crash, and the countenance of the Thunderer was revealed.
1328 Celestial Fire in the sky 215BC Fire shone out at sea; possible plasma event or fireball
27 Celestial Comet 214BC Aug. Bright Star, Broom star in the West
2735 Celestial Falling Fire 211BC Jun. Meteor shower observed in Babylon; meteor impact in China
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
2875 Celestial Falling Fire 210BC Jul. Meteor or fireball falls in association with a comet observed in Babylon
650 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 204BC Meteor shooting from east to west
655 Celestial Tunguska-like event 204BC Shooting stars at intervals; great meteor blazed; sky lighted up at night; crashing sound
29 Celestial Comet 204BC Aug. 14 Sparkling or Bushy Star near Arcturus
2736 Celestial Solar Eclipse 203BC May 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2739 Celestial Falling Fire 198BC Meteor falling to ground in Babylon
2863 Celestial Solar Eclipse 195BC Jun. 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2745 Celestial Falling Fire 176BC Falling fire observed in Babylon
30 Celestial Comet 172BC Tailed Star Comet observed in China
2748 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 169BC Jul. 20 Bright meteor/fireball observed in Babylon
709 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 168BC Fireball as big as the moon seen when Paulus was engaged in the war against Perseus; At Lanuvium a blazing torch was seen in the sky
5344 Celestial Comet 166BC Sun was seen at night for some hours
5343 Celestial Wrath of God 166BC Temple of Salus was struck from the sky
2750 Celestial Meteor or Meteorite 166BC Aug. A torch crossed the sky; fireball observed from Babylon to Rome
2751 Celestial Halo 165BC Oct. Sun surrounded by two halos observed from Babylon
5330 Celestial Halo 163BC Sun surrounded by halo observed from Babylon
5334 Celestial Fire in the sky 163BC The sky blazed with fire
5329 Celestial Halo 163BC Moon surrounded by halo observed from Babylon
15 Celestial Comet 163BC Sep. Comet Halley observed from Babylon and possibly Rome
17 Celestial Comet 162BC Feb. 6 Comet like a celestial magnolia tree observed in China; possibly Halley's
16 Celestial Comet 162BC Sep. 5 Comet, and meteor observed in Babylon
18 Celestial Comet 157BC Oct. 2 Sparkling star with "trunk laid straight" observed in Babylon and China
31 Celestial Comet 154BC Jan. Broom Star observed in China
21 Celestial Comet 154BC Sep. Broom Star observed in China
22 Celestial Comet 153BC Feb. Tailed Star Comet observed in China
2757 Celestial Lunar Eclipse 150BC Jul. 2 Lunar eclipse
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
2296 Celestial Tunguska-like event 147BC Wrath of God strikes Antioch; possible overhead comet explosion
32 Celestial Comet 146BC May 13 Broom Star observed in China
33 Celestial Comet 146BC Aug. Tangle Star observed in China
34 Celestial Comet 146BC Oct. Broom star, Bushy star observed in China