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ID Category Subcategory Date Summary
2760 Environment Animal Mass Death 137BC Mass death of cattle in Babylon; unspecified cause but associated with comet observations
2785 Environment Animal Mass Death 112BC Cattle pestilence in Babylon
5209 Environment Animal Prodigies 373BC (Win.) For five days before great earthquake and tsunami, creatures flee region
2707 Environment Animal Prodigies 332BC (Spr.) During siege of Tyre sea monster tossed up by large wave
1327 Environment Animal Prodigies 215BC A cow gave birth to a horse
659 Environment Animal Prodigies 203BC Roof-eating ravens, gnawing mice, locust infestation and a deformed colt
670 Environment Animal Prodigies 56BC A wolf entered Rome
1447 Environment Animal Prodigies 54BC Portents in Rome: owls, dogs, wolves
1464 Environment Animal Prodigies 49BC Sighting of wolves and owls in Rome, animals bring forth creatures outside of their own species
1475 Environment Animal Prodigies 48BC Aug. 9 Bees swarming military standards in the camp of Pompey; sacrificial victims ran away
4527 Environment Animal Prodigies 60AD A heifer gives birth to a lamb
1560 Environment Animal Prodigies 367AD A donkey mounts the tribunal
5311 Society Assassination 578BC Assassination of Tarquinius by the sons of Ancus Marcius
5278 Society Assassination 384BC Marcus Manlius Capitolinus martyred - thrown off the Tarpeian Rock - for trying to help the poor
5532 Society Assassination 133BC Murder of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus: sought agrarian reforms to transfer wealth from the wealthy, patricians and otherwise, to the poor.
5584 Society Assassination 132BC Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio: murdered his cousin, Tiberius Gracchus; himself murdered by supporters of the Gracchi
5605 Society Assassination 100BC Saturninus: popularist reformer proposes land reform using Tolosan gold; murdered by mob of aristocrats
5521 Society Assassination 52BC Assassination of Popularist Publius Clodius Pulcher by Milo; mob violence overtakes Rome; Pompey takes charge
5529 Society Assassination 52BC Jan. 18 Titus Annius Milo Papianus murders Clodius triggering anarchy in Rome
5517 Society Assassination 48BC Sep. 29 Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus murdered by servants of Ptolemy XIII
5687 Society Assassination 44BC Mar. 13 Assassination of Julius Caesar, the archetypal model of the passion of Jesus Christ
1314 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 461BC Rained flesh that did not turn bad
1325 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 223BC Three moons visible from Italy
648 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 204BC Two suns seen, ring around moon
656 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 203BC Sun halo at Frusino
5255 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 198BC Haloes around the sun and moon
1288 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 174BC Three suns seen in the consulships of Spurius Postumius and Quintus Mucius
5333 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 163BC At Formiae two suns were seen during the day.
5484 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 137BC 'Many places shattered by lightning'; praetor M. Claudius burst into flames from a thunderbolt
1289 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 118BC Three suns seen at once during consulships of Quintus Marcius and Marcus Porcius
1311 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 115BC Thunderbolt strikes temple of Juno during consulship of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus
1297 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 114BC Halo around the sun in the consulships of Gaius Porcius and Manius Acilius
1312 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 49BC Many towers destroyed by thunderbolts in Italy during civil war
4509 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 358AD Aug. 23 Sudden heavy black clouds and intense darkness descend over Nicromedia
429 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 806AD Aug. 30 Circle around the Sun
4914 Environment Atmospheric Prodigies 919AD (Win.) Aurora over Kievan Rus' and Byzantium
5178 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 791BC Jun. 24 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses Mediterranean
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
5188 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, total, crosses Arabia
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
5167 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 709BC Jul. 17 Solar eclipse, total crosses northern Italy
5196 Celestial Canonical Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse, annular, crosses north Africa
5365 Archeology Climate Evidence 10900BC The Younger Dryas; sharp decline in temperature over most of the northern hemisphere
5374 Archeology Climate Evidence 9100BC The 11.1 kiloyear "Bond" event
5373 Archeology Climate Evidence 8300BC The 10.3 kiloyear "Bond" event
5464 Archeology Climate Evidence 7500BC Neolithic subpluvial wet period begins; wet and rainy N. Africa for 2K years
5372 Archeology Climate Evidence 7400BC The 9.4 kiloyear "Bond" Event
5364 Archeology Climate Evidence 6200BC The 8.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; Misox oscillation; Finse event; sudden decrease in global temperatures
5370 Archeology Climate Evidence 3900BC The 5.9 kiloyear "Bond" event; intense aridification, cooling; triggered worldwide migrations
5462 Archeology Climate Evidence 3250BC Piora Oscillation sudden cooling: volcanic eruption or a meteor or an asteroid impact event
1154 Archeology Climate Evidence 2349BC Tree ring evidence, Ireland, "Noah's flood"
5151 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Abrupt Climate Change Syria and Palestine
5163 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Anatolia and Cyprus
5153 Archeology Climate Evidence 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes Mesopotamia/Iran
5371 Archeology Climate Evidence 2200BC The 4.2 kiloyear "Bond" event; aridification, cooling; empire collapse; cultural upheaval; mass migrations
2420 Archeology Climate Evidence 210BC Historical, ice core, tree ring evidence for at least two volcanic eruptions between 212 and 200
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
135 Celestial Comet 974BC Mar. Bushy Star Comet in the north polar region; observed in China
1253 Celestial Comet 674BC Oct. Comet observed by Babylonians
19 Celestial Comet 632BC Broom Star, Auriga
20 Celestial Comet 611BC Aug. Broom Star Great Bear, Big Dipper - possible Halley's sighting?
38 Celestial Comet 532BC (Spr.) Comet or nova in Aquarius, China
39 Celestial Comet 525BC (Win.) Bushy Star, Antares, China
40 Celestial Comet 516BC Broom Star, China
41 Celestial Comet 500BC Broom Star, China
42 Celestial Comet 482BC Oct. Bushy Star observed in China
43 Celestial Comet 481BC Oct. Sparkling star, Bushy Star observed in China
44 Celestial Comet 480BC Sep. Horn shaped Comet, Battle of Salamis
46 Celestial Comet 469BC Broom Star observed in China
49 Celestial Comet 466BC Meteorite falls at Aegospotami while bright comet is passing; Halley
51 Celestial Comet 433BC Broom Star, China
52 Celestial Comet 425BC (Win.) Comet during the plague of Athens
58 Celestial Comet 361BC Broom Star, China
59 Celestial Comet 345BC Timoleon's Torch; a 'Mane-shaped' comet changed into a spear
60 Celestial Comet 340BC Comet coincided with storm at Corinth
61 Celestial Comet 305BC Broom Star, China
4 Celestial Comet 303BC Broom Star, China, also recorded on the Parian marble of Greece
170 Celestial Comet 296BC Broom Star, China
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
513 Celestial Comet 217BC Multiple comets: bright hair of more than one comet... showed its baleful glare
27 Celestial Comet 214BC Aug. Bright Star, Broom star in the West
28 Celestial Comet 210BC Jun. Comet in the process of breaking up: "surrounded by stars"
29 Celestial Comet 204BC Aug. 14 Sparkling or Bushy Star near Arcturus
30 Celestial Comet 172BC Tailed Star Comet observed in China
5344 Celestial Comet 166BC Sun was seen at night for some hours
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
24 Celestial Comet 148BC Apr. 29 Comet, Bushy star; observed in China
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
36 Celestial Comet 137BC Apr. 9 Circumpolar Sparkling Star in Hydra observed by Chinese
37 Celestial Comet 137BC May 28 Sparkling star in Hercules 'as if the Sun appeared at night' observed by Babylonians, Chinese, poss. Romans
63 Celestial Comet 136BC Sep. 22 Comet 'spread out to unlimited size'; beginning of the reign of Attalus III
64 Celestial Comet 135BC Jul. 3 Bushy Star
65 Celestial Comet 135BC Aug. 31 Giant comet stretched across the heavens at the birth of Mithradates; entire sky 'on fire'
97 Celestial Comet 120BC Feb. Comet burned brightly, filled a quarter of the heavens, sky seemed to be on fire
99 Celestial Comet 119BC May 8 Sparkling star, Long-tailed star observed in China
101 Celestial Comet 110BC Bushy Star in Gemini, Ursa Major, observed in China and Babylon
104 Celestial Comet 108BC Bushy Star in Canis Minor, Gemini observed in China
713 Celestial Comet 104BC Jul. 19 Comet during eclipse, Posidonius
106 Celestial Comet 102BC Bushy Star in Bootes observed in China
2880 Celestial Comet 94BC Comet and eclipse of Posidonius
107 Celestial Comet 87BC Aug. 10 Comet Halley observed in Babylon and China
122 Celestial Comet 84BC Mar. 12 Sparkling Star observed in China
123 Celestial Comet 83BC Tangle Star in Hercules observed in China
1279 Celestial Comet 76BC In the western sky, comet with a terrible glare during the consulship of Gnaeus Octavius
209 Celestial Comet 69BC Aug. 20 Guest Star, Comet Swift-Tuttle
1441 Celestial Comet 63BC Comet: A fiery javelin stretched to the sky from the west; firebrands seen in the west in the night time
212 Celestial Comet 61BC Jul. 24 Bushy Star, sparkling star, eastern quarter; observed in China
1280 Celestial Comet 49BC A terrifying star during the war between Pompey and Caesar
213 Celestial Comet 49BC Apr. 14 Guest Star, Bushy star, Cassiopeia; observed in China
1406 Celestial Comet 60AD A comet runs across half the sky for six months
1710 Celestial Comet 60AD A comet is seen for an entire year
253 Celestial Comet 79AD Mar. 22 Vespasian's comet
2329 Celestial Comet 130AD Star of Antinous
634 Celestial Comet 336AD Feb. 16 Comet of unusual size seen across the world
615 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. Comets are seen during the day, other bad omens
639 Celestial Comet 363AD Aug. 26 A sparkling star comet is seen in Virgo, and thought to presage the death of the Roman emperor Jovian
642 Celestial Comet 390AD Aug. 22 A Comet appears
722 Celestial Comet 400AD Mar. 19 A comet of extraordinary magnitude
725 Celestial Comet 539AD Dec. A comet with goodly length and very sharp at the point appears
4718 Celestial Comet 563AD Oct. 1 A comet like a sword appears
1230 Celestial Comet 582AD Jan. 15 A bright comet is seen with a long tail like smoke
4260 Celestial Comet 595AD Jan. 9 A comet is seen
4989 Celestial Comet 607AD Feb. 28 1P/Halley returns
1704 Celestial Comet 607AD Oct. 21 A comet appears - Halleys?
137 Celestial Comet 676AD Aug. 15 A comet with a "pillar of radiant flame" visible for three months
1759 Celestial Comet 684AD Sep. 6 Comet blamed for months of heavy rain, lightning, and deaths of many people and animals
488 Celestial Comet 729AD Jan. Two comets appear for 14 days to the great terror of the beholders
5011 Celestial Comet 768AD (Spr.) A broom star appears in the northeast during spring
1653 Celestial Comet 817AD Feb. 5 A comet resembling a sword is seen
493 Celestial Comet 892AD Apr. 25 Hairy Star appears
496 Celestial Comet 905AD Oct. 20 A comet appears
503 Celestial Comet 995AD Aug. A comet appears - Halleys?
5379 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Evidence from central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis
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
5367 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10900BC Younger Dryas impact hypothesis; Clovis comet cause Holocene extinction, global cooling
5380 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Comprehensive Analysis of Impact Spherules Supports Theory of Cosmic Impact 12,800 Years Ago
5377 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 10800BC Evidence for deposition of 10 million tonnes of impact spherules across four continents 12,800 years ago
5389 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 7640BC Tollmann's hypothetical bolide impact event
5186 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 2300BC Rakshasos, falling meteoroids, associated with "terrible clamor" and sea level rise in Southern India
5159 Archeology Comet/Asteroid Evidence 1650BC Theran eruption/possible comet/asteroid event related
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
5402 Archeology Cultural Evidence 22000BC Mal'ta-Buret' culture west of Lake Baikal similar to coeval cultures of Western and Eastern Europe
5489 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Giant Megaliths in Siberia Largest in the World
5488 Archeology Cultural Evidence 14000BC Sunduki the Siberian Stonehenge
5418 Archeology Cultural Evidence 12500BC Natufian culture of the Eastern Mediterranean; domestication of dogs
5420 Archeology Cultural Evidence 10200BC Mureybetian culture, Pre-Pottery Neolithic A, northern Syria; early agriculture, animal domestication
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
5441 Archeology Cultural Evidence 8000BC Stonehenge complex early stages of development
5422 Archeology Cultural Evidence 7500BC Çatalhöyük, southern Anatolia, proto-city, trade network
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
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
5426 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5700BC Vinča culture, Balkans, earliest copper metallurgy
5439 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Early metallurgy: copper smelting, Belovode, Serbia: Vinča culture
5461 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Sumer: first urban civilization in Mesopotamia
5430 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5500BC Dnieper–Donets culture, north of Black Sea, late Cro-Magnons contemporaneous with Samara culture, succeeded by Yamna
5459 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5400BC Eridu: earliest city in southern Mesopotamia
5428 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5025BC Samara culture, middle Volga; Dnieper-Donets culture
5427 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5000BC Khvalynsk on the Volga culture
5458 Archeology Cultural Evidence 5000BC Uruk of Sumer; early state formation and urbanization
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
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
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
5468 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2300BC Urukagina; first law code in recorded history
5415 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2112BC Third Dynasty of Ur, Neo-Sumerian Empire, Law Code of Ur-Nammu
5434 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Andronovo culture in W. Siberia, W. Asiatic steppes; early Indo-Aryans/Iranians; Cimmerians and Saka/Scythians; Thracians
5433 Archeology Cultural Evidence 2000BC Srubna culture; along the N. shore of Black Sea; precursors of Cimmerians?
5465 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1800BC Tarim mummies; tall, red-haired Europoids in W. China
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
5408 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1600BC The Tumulus culture dominates Central Europe
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
5440 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1500BC Yaz culture; early Iranian culture as described in Avesta; sky burial
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
5473 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1100BC Latins: Indo-Europeans migrated to Italy after collapse of Bronze Age
5470 Archeology Cultural Evidence 1000BC Ligures: earliest Indo-European speakers of the European West; direct descendants of Cro-Magnon?
5405 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Kingdom of Tabal; neo-Hittite, Luwian speaking, south central Anatolia
5410 Archeology Cultural Evidence 900BC Golasecca culture, Northern Italy
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
5437 Archeology Cultural Evidence 800BC Tagar culture south Siberia; bronze-smelting; Scythian circle
5471 Archeology Cultural Evidence 550BC Lepontic Language
5353 Archeology Cultural Evidence 100BC Early compositions of Jewish Sibylline Oracles in Alexandria
5388 Archeology Dating Evidence 11000BC Göbekli Tepe predates pottery, metallurgy, and the invention of writing or the wheel
5368 Archeology Dating Evidence 10900BC Ice core data supports ancient space impact idea
5423 Archeology Dating Evidence 9000BC Karaca Dağ, eastern Turkey, site of first domestication of einkorn wheat
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
5386 Archeology Dating Evidence 2600BC Umm an-Nar culture in northern Oman and Abu Dhabi; beehive tombs with pottery vessels of Mesopotamian origin
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
5160 Archeology Dating Evidence 1650BC Dating the Eruption of Thera
5385 Archeology Dating Evidence 1100BC The Greek Dark Age following widespread collapse of Bronze Age civilization in the eastern Mediterranean
1613 Archeology Dating Evidence 910BC Early construction at Rome
5384 Archeology Dating Evidence 800BC Hallstatt culture becomes predominant Central European culture; spread to western Iberian peninsula, Britain, and Ireland
5165 Archeology Dating Evidence 753BC Apr. 21 Founding of Rome
5222 Archeology Dating Evidence 700BC Temple from the time of Numa Pompilius found
5391 Archeology Dating Evidence 500BC La Tène culture develops from Iron Age Hallstatt culture; Celtoi, Galli; expands to Hispania, Italy, the Balkans, Asia Minor
5221 Archeology Dating Evidence 250BC Giant ancient water basin found in Rome
5171 Environment Drought 2300BC Adverse Climate Changes in Egypt, desertification
4685 Environment Drought 24BC Perpetual droughts in Syria an Judea
4512 Environment Drought 305AD Drought
4940 Environment Drought 400AD Fierce droughts and fiery whirlwinds descending from above
4917 Environment Drought 994AD Drought in Kievan Rus'
4920 Environment Drought 1000AD Severe drought in Western Europe
4921 Environment Drought 1001AD Drought in Western Europe
4922 Environment Drought 1008AD Drought in Kievan Rus'
4949 Environment Drought 1014AD Apr. 5 Drought in Germany
4951 Environment Drought 1022AD (Sum.) Drought in Western Europe
4952 Environment Drought 1025AD Drought in Western Europe dries up streams and springs
5173 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 2300BC Dust from unknown source
511 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 217BC Light was suddenly withdrawn, and the Calabrian mariners, plunged in darkness
410 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 188BC Daytime darkness sets in at Rome
5476 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 147BC Sun halos associated with comet, glowing red sky, possible comet dust
5480 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 137BC (Win.) Sun veiled in dust, 'looked like the moon'
2775 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 125BC Sun and moon haloes
1296 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 122BC Sun veiled in dust; haloes; darkness for several days following Etna eruption
2895 Environment Dust/Ash Veil 88BC (Sum.) Rain of ashes at Athens
5057 Geology Earthquake 4000BC Earthquake Palestine - Jericho
5058 Geology Earthquake 3300BC Earthquake Palestine
5059 Geology Earthquake 2700BC Earthquake Palestine
5060 Geology Earthquake 2100BC Earthquake Palestine
5061 Geology Earthquake 1560BC Earthquake Palestine
5062 Geology Earthquake 1050BC Earthquake Palestine
2920 Geology Earthquake 680BC Earth quaked for a whole day during Esarhaddon's reign
2706 Geology Earthquake 656BC Mar. Earthquake recorded by Assyrians
2512 Geology Earthquake 544BC Earthquake predicted by Pherecydes of Syros
5063 Geology Earthquake 525BC Earthquake Palestine
2644 Geology Earthquake 480BC Sep. 20 Earthquake on the day of the Battle of Salamis
1386 Geology Earthquake 464BC Sparta destroyed by earthquake, rocks fall from mountain peaks
2653 Geology Earthquake 431BC Earthquake at Delos warning of the beginning of the Peloponnesian War
1398 Geology Earthquake 426BC (Sum.) Multiple earthquakes in Greece during Peloponnesian War
2660 Geology Earthquake 424BC Mar. 31 Earthquake within 10 days of solar eclipse
2663 Geology Earthquake 420BC (Sum.) Earthquake felt at Athens and Corinth while Alcibiades ranting against Spartans
2664 Geology Earthquake 414BC (Spr.) Spartan military expedition against Argos abandoned due to earthquake
2665 Geology Earthquake 413BC (Win.) Earthquake in Sparta
2674 Geology Earthquake 400BC Earthquake - divine displeasure - halts invasion of Elis
2679 Geology Earthquake 388BC Earthquake at Argos deters invasion
1217 Geology Earthquake 373BC (Win.) Earthquake at Delos just before great earthquake and tsunami
5208 Geology Earthquake 373BC (Win.) Great earthquake; Bura disappeared in a chasm of the earth, and Helice was wiped out by a wave from the sea.
2701 Geology Earthquake 360BC Earthquakes Heraclea Pontica and Orphyneum
2696 Geology Earthquake 354BC Phocian generals attempt to loot the temple at Delphi, earthquake occurs, terrifying everyone
2408 Geology Earthquake 350BC Earthquake at Prieni, Asia Minor; city totally destroyed
2905 Geology Earthquake 350BC First recorded Persian earthquake; numerous cities, 2000 villages destroyed
5218 Geology Earthquake 325BC Nov. Earthquake associated with tsunami that destroyed much of Alexander's fleet in India
2716 Geology Earthquake 303BC Earthquakes in Ionia recorded on Parian marble, Greece
2898 Geology Earthquake 287BC Lysimachia destroyed by earthquake killing many residents
2893 Geology Earthquake 279BC (Win.) Earthquake during Gallic invasion of Greece; thunderbolts and rocks fall from Parnassus
2719 Geology Earthquake 252BC Feb. 19 Earthquake followed by hailstorm in Babylon
2897 Geology Earthquake 226BC Major Rhodes earthquake causes colossus to collapse, three meters uplift
515 Geology Earthquake 217BC The Alps did not keep their place, and the Apennines were never still day or night among their vast gorges
1394 Geology Earthquake 217BC Fifty-seven earthquakes in the year of the Battle of Lake Trasimene; cities overthrown, rivers diverted, cliffs torn away
1326 Geology Earthquake 217BC Jun. 24 Mountains cleft asunder, rivers blocked by earthquake during Battle of Lake Trasimene
5257 Geology Earthquake 198BC Sidon extensively damaged by earthquake; nearly two-thirds "engulfed"
5256 Geology Earthquake 198BC Chalcis-on-Belus in northern Syria swallowed by earthquake
2747 Geology Earthquake 171BC Earthquake in Babylon
5064 Geology Earthquake 140BC Earthquake Palestine
2796 Geology Earthquake 94BC Jul. Earthquake in Babylon
5500 Geology Earthquake 91BC Earthquake at Regium; part of the city and walls destroyed
2917 Geology Earthquake 89BC Earthquake at Apamea
2902 Geology Earthquake 69BC Earthquake in Syria; a hundred and seventy thousand people, and several cities, were destroyed
1443 Geology Earthquake 63BC Earthquakes mentioned by Cicero, probably in Italy
718 Geology Earthquake 56BC Temple of Juno turns from east to north in association with earthquake
1465 Geology Earthquake 49BC "Bellowing" earthquakes in Rome
2925 Geology Earthquake 31BC Sep. Earthquake kills ten to thirty thousand men and brings destruction upon cattle
2233 Geology Earthquake 19AD An earthquake killed more than 100,000 people
5066 Geology Earthquake 33AD Earthquake Palestine