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2276 Celestial Wrath of God 636AD Aug. 15 Before the Battle of Yarmouk, 52.000 in the army of Heraclius die "by the sword of God"
5343 Celestial Wrath of God 166BC Temple of Salus was struck from the sky
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
70 Society War 732AD Oct. Saracens fight two battles near Poitiers and River Berre against Charles Martel during their conquest of Gaul
4764 Society War 636AD Saracens kill 150,000 of Emperor Heraclius' men
2320 Society War 635AD Gascons rebell against the Franks
4561 Society War 632AD The wendish Slavs raid Frankish kingdom and Thuringia
2284 Society War 631AD Wends lay waste Francia and Thuringia - Saxons cease to pay tribute
4359 Society War 594AD In a war between Franks and Bretons many fall by the sword
2082 Society War 593AD Invasion of the kingdom of Chlotar with great losses
4511 Society War 305AD Wars and Revolts
4613 Society War 250AD War between Emperor Decius' Romans and the Goths around Philippopolis
4717 Society War 31BC Sep. 2 Battle of Actium
5608 Society War 40BC Publius Ventidius Bassus; protege of Caesar; defeated Quintus Labienus and the Parthians
5607 Society War 45BC Mar. 17 Battle of Munda; Caesar fights for his life among the ranks
5588 Society War 46BC Feb. 7 Battle of Thapsus: Caesar vs Optimates/Metellus Scipio
1472 Society War 48BC Aug. 9 Battle of Pharsalus; Julius Caesar defeats Pompeius Magnus
5606 Society War 48BC Battle of Ruspina: Caesar vs. Titus Labienus, the traitor
5702 Society War 48BC Death of Milo, murderer of Clodius; at Compsa Castle, site of prodigies the previous years
5522 Society War 49BC Gaius Scribonius Curio defeated by Juba, along with aid from Attius Varus, at the Second Battle of the Bagradas River
5681 Society War 52BC Sep. Vercingetorix defeated at the battle of Alesia
5691 Society War 52BC (Spr.) Battle of Gergovia: Julius Caesar vs Vercingetorix; the Gauls won
5544 Society War 53BC Marcus Licinius Crassus: wealthiest man in Roman history; patron of Julius Caesar; defeated and killed by Parthians
5524 Society War 62BC Jan. Lucius Sergius Catilina killed at the Battle of Pistoria
5592 Society War 73BC Third Mithridatic War; Rome vs Mithridates VI
5514 Society War 82BC Sulla's second civil war
5518 Society War 83BC Battle of Mount Tifata; First Roman Civil War
5511 Society War 85BC Battle of Orchomenus; Sulla over Archelaus; Sulla's settlement
5510 Society War 86BC Battle of Chaeronea; Sulla over Archelaus
5513 Society War 88BC Sulla's First Civil War
5507 Society War 89BC First Mithridatic War; Kingdom of Pontus and many Greek cities rebelled against Rome
5504 Society War 91BC (Spr.) Roman Social War (91–88 BC)
5610 Society War 105BC Quintus Servilius Caepio plunders the temples of Tolosa and then loses entire Roman army in Battle of Arausio
5506 Society War 112BC Jugurthine War
5345 Society War 166BC The Ligurian Gauls were destroyed
5324 Society War 171BC Third Macedonian War between Rome and King Perseus of Macedon
5573 Society War 190BC Battle of Magnesia: Rome vs Antiochus III
5560 Society War 191BC Battle of Thermopylae: Rome vs. Antiochus III
5315 Society War 192BC Roman-Seleucid War, Treaty of Apamea
14 Society War 196BC Second Macedonian War
5316 Society War 200BC Second Macedonian War fought between Philip V of Macedon, and Rome
5580 Society War 207BC Battle of Metaurus: Gaius Claudius Nero (consul 207 BC) & Marcus Livius Salinator defeated (and killed) Hasdrubal
10 Society War 214BC First Macedonian War
5574 Society War 217BC Jun. 22 Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt vs Antiochus III; one of the largest battles of the ancient world
5575 Society War 218BC Hannibal crosses the Alps into Italy: Battle of Ticinus
6 Society War 218BC Second Punic War
5 Society War 264BC First Punic War
2915 Society War 280BC May Pyrrhic War
5263 Society War 298BC Third Samnite War, peoples of Italy unite against Rome
5269 Society War 321BC Battle of the Caudine Forks, humiliation of the Romans by Samnites
5262 Society War 326BC Second Samnite War, Roman expansion
3 Society War 340BC Latin War, Battle of Vesuvius, duel of Titus Manlius, Devotio of Decius Mus
5261 Society War 343BC First Samnite War
5297 Society War 345BC Romans capture Volscian town, Sora
5296 Society War 346BC Second Defeat of Antium and destruction of Satricum
5290 Society War 357BC Privernum and Velitrae raid Roman territory; Gaius Marcius Rutilus defends successfully
5291 Society War 358BC Renewal of treaty between Rome and the Latins; invasion by Gauls; C. Sulpicius Peticus appointed dictator, defeats Gauls
5644 Society War 359BC War with Tarquinii, Falerii and Caere; 307 Romans sacrificed by the Tarquinienses
5289 Society War 360BC Rome defeats coalition of Tiburtes and Gauls; Q. Servilius Ahala allegedly appointed dictator
5285 Society War 377BC Defeat of Antium and destruction of Satricum
5284 Society War 378BC Invasion of Volscii; revolt of plebs against patricians in Rome; Romans plunder Volscii territory
5283 Society War 380BC Dictatorship of T. Quinctius Cincinnatus; capture of Praeneste and nine towns
5282 Society War 381BC Roman annexation of Tusculum
5279 Society War 382BC War between Rome and Praeneste
5277 Society War 386BC Defection of the Latins from Rome, Volscians help the Antiates invade the Pomptine territory
5643 Society War 389BC Etruscans, the Volsci and the Aequi unite against Rome: Marcus Furius Camillus dictator
5247 Society War 390BC Gallic invasion of Rome, Battle of the Allia
5205 Society War 397BC Siege of Syracuse by Carthaginians
53 Society War 405BC Battle of Aegospotami, obliteration of Athenian navy, end of Peloponnesian War
5645 Society War 477BC Battle of the Cremera; 306 men of the Fabii gens sacrificed by the Veientes.
48 Society War 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea
45 Society War 480BC Sep. Battle of Salamis between Persians and Greeks; Xerxes, Themistocles,
5198 Society War 480BC (Spr.) Second Persian Invasion of Greece
5696 Society War 480BC Battle with Veii; consul killed
5642 Society War 483BC The Fabian war with Veii
5197 Society War 492BC First Persian Invasion of Greece
5629 Society War 494BC Volscians, the Aequi, and the Sabines join forces against Rome; defense by debtor-army
5275 Society War 495BC Volscian invasion; Rome's plebs refuse to fight without reforms and debt relief
5627 Society War 495BC Rome defended against Volscians by army-of-debtors; soldiers allowed to plunder to relieve their poverty
5274 Society War 499BC Battle of Lake Regillus; thirty cities revolt against Rome
5273 Society War 503BC The Pometian revolt against Rome
5641 Society War 505BC War between Rome and the Sabines/Etruscans
5640 Society War 508BC War with Etruscan Clusium; siege of Rome
5272 Society War 508BC Lars Porsena War between Clusium and Aricia; Rome acquires survivors as citizens
5639 Society War 509BC War with Veii and Tarquinii, after the overthrow of the monarchy in 509 BC
5624 Society War 509BC Horatius Cocles defends Rome at the Sublicius bridge against Etruscans, Lars Porsenna
5194 Society War 539BC Oct. Fall of Babylon to Cyrus the Great
2882 Society War 557BC May 19 Solar eclipse, Cyrus the Great captures Larissa
5638 Society War 571BC Nov. 25 War with Veii and the Etruscans, under Servius Tullius
2900 Society War 580BC Battle of the Sagra: Apparition of the Dioscuri
5271 Society War 588BC Second Latin War; Rome acquires more territory
2881 Society War 612BC Fall of Nineveh, Assyrian Empire collapses
5270 Society War 640BC First Latin War; Rome against the Latins; people captured and made citizens of Rome
5637 Society War 663BC Second War with Fidenae and Veii, under Tullus Hostilius
5348 Society War 701BC Siege of Lachish
5347 Society War 701BC Assyrian Siege of Jerusalem; a calamity has come down from the Lord
5114 Society War 722BC Sargon II usurps throne - 17 years of war and mass death
5636 Society War 763BC War with Fidenae and Veii under Romulus
5358 Society War 1274BC Battle of Kadesh and subsequent peace treaty
2358 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 122BC Eruption of Mount Etna destroys city of Catania
5366 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1021BC Hekla 3 eruption causes 18 years of global cooling; tree ring and ice core evidence
5155 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera Changed World
5127 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1650BC Eruption of Thera, Collapse of Bronze Age Mediterranean civilization, Volcanic Winter around the World
5253 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 1780BC Vesuvius Vented Its Wrath during Bronze Age
5369 Archeology Volcanic Eruption Evidence 10900BC Laacher See formed by a Plinian eruption; widespread destruction; two decades of environmental disruption
1428 Geology Volcanic Eruption 91BC Islands burned several days, sea burned during the Social War
1424 Geology Volcanic Eruption 126BC Eruption of Etna; island emerges burning with violent blast
2355 Geology Volcanic Eruption 135BC Eruption of Mount Etna: 'greater fires than normal'
2020 Geology Volcanic Eruption 140BC Eruption of Mount Etna associated with fall of objects from the sky
5323 Geology Volcanic Eruption 186BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
5322 Geology Volcanic Eruption 188BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
5321 Geology Volcanic Eruption 190BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
2903 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Emergence of the island Hiera; the whole sea boiled and blazed
5259 Geology Volcanic Eruption 198BC Chasm opened in Lelantine Plain, Euboea, erupting a river of fiery lava
5320 Geology Volcanic Eruption 204BC Possible eruption of Vesuvius
519 Geology Volcanic Eruption 217BC Vesuvius thundered, hurling flames and rock
2916 Geology Volcanic Eruption 226BC Eruption of Methana volcano, Greece
2907 Geology Volcanic Eruption 350BC Volcanic eruption, earthquakes and tsunami on the island of Pithecussae
5210 Geology Volcanic Eruption 360BC Volcanic eruption on the Island of Vulcano
2677 Geology Volcanic Eruption 396BC Eruption of Mount Etna during war between Carthaginians and Syracuse
2657 Geology Volcanic Eruption 425BC (Spr.) Eruption of Mount Etna
1426 Geology Volcanic Eruption 472BC Mount Epopos shot forth fire, collapse of land, great noise
2906 Geology Volcanic Eruption 478BC Colonists abandon island of Pithecussae due to volcanic eruptions
2658 Geology Volcanic Eruption 479BC Eruption of Mount Etna
2231 Geology Volcanic Eruption 1226BC Mount Etna erupts
4950 Environment Unusual Weather 1020AD (Win.) Harsh winter in Western Europe
4923 Environment Unusual Weather 1011AD (Win.) Harsh winter in Kievan Rus', Europe and Northern Africa
612 Environment Unusual Weather 814AD A severe storm occurs at Aix-la-Chapelle palace and basilica
1453 Environment Unusual Weather 53BC Fog, lightning, violent winds afflict Crassus' army in Mesopotamia
1442 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Extreme heat
1444 Environment Unusual Weather 63BC Storm at Rome tears up trees, destroys buildings, many people perished during consulship of Cicero.
1438 Environment Unusual Weather 65BC Many towers in Rome struck with lightning; melts statues and bronze tablets
2774 Environment Unusual Weather 125BC Nov. Snow in Babylon; severe cold
2766 Environment Unusual Weather 133BC Hailstones as large as plums fall in Babylon; much lightning and thunder; associated with solar eclipse
5481 Environment Unusual Weather 137BC (Win.) Severe cold and hail in Babylon
2878 Environment Unusual Weather 143BC Heavy snowfall in Syria/Palestine during Maccabean Revolt
5475 Environment Unusual Weather 147BC Unusual, repeated lightning strikes reported at Rome associated with comet and red sky
5337 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC A tempestuous storm destroyed buildings and created carnage on the land
5331 Environment Unusual Weather 163BC Severe cold and hail in Babylon
2730 Environment Unusual Weather 233BC Nov. Heavy rain, flooding, severe cold in Babylon
2509 Environment Unusual Weather 243BC Severe cold in Babylon
5299 Environment Unusual Weather 248BC Jan. Severe cold in Babylon
1320 Environment Unusual Weather 253BC Violent Storm in the Mediterranean
5298 Environment Unusual Weather 253BC Violent hail storm in Babylon
5245 Environment Unusual Weather 279BC Tempest, hail, severe cold, snow, during Gallic invasion of Greece
2709 Environment Unusual Weather 316BC Great rainstorm and hail floods Rhodes, city walls collapse, 500 killed
2321 Environment Unusual Weather 338BC Lightning, divine fire disrupts siege of Cydonia
5286 Environment Unusual Weather 377BC Battle of Satricum interrupted by severe rainstorm
2814 Environment Unusual Weather 384BC Multiple tornados in Babylon
5728 Environment Unusual Weather 400BC (Win.) Extreme cold at Rome, roads blocked, Tiber frozen
2673 Environment Unusual Weather 404BC (Win.) Heavy snowstorm associated with the Battle of Phyle
2670 Environment Unusual Weather 413BC Sep. 13 Escaping Athenians caught in torrential rain and massacred; End of the Sicilian Expedition
2669 Environment Unusual Weather 415BC (Aut.) Athens launches attack on Syracuse during terrible storm
2642 Environment Unusual Weather 480BC Aug. 13 Battle of Artemisium: 1/3 of Persian fleet destroyed by 3 day storm
5732 Environment Unusual Sounds 48BC Pergamum: noise of drums and cymbals spread throughout the city
673 Environment Unusual Sounds 56BC A "subterranean tumult" heard in association with earthquake and fireball activity
1317 Environment Unusual Sounds 101BC Clanging armor, trumpet sounds from sky, Battle of Vercellae
5483 Environment Unusual Sounds 137BC Thunder from a clear sky near Rome
652 Environment Unusual Sounds 204BC In the temple of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium a noise was heard with a dreadful crash
2365 Environment Unusual Fire 642AD Chalon is burnt to the ground
4508 Environment Unusual Fire 358AD Aug. 23 A fire rages for fifty days and nights
2265 Environment Unusual Fire 188AD Lightning destroyed the Capitol
2260 Environment Unusual Fire 110AD The Pantheon is set on fire by lightning
437 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 926AD Fiery Lights in Northern Sky
2285 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 740AD Signs in the sun and the moon and in the stars appear before the death of Charles Martel
4259 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 595AD Many signs are seen in the sky
2647 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 479BC Aug. Battle of Plataea: apparition of Athena
2627 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 567BC Mar. 12 Sky glowing red in the West observed from Babylon
134 Celestial Unspecified Prodigies 1034BC (Spr.) A new star appears near the North Star, comet or nova; observed in China
312 Celestial Tunguska-like event 312AD Did a meteor over central Italy in AD 312 change the course of Roman and Christian history?
1387 Celestial Tunguska-like event 91BC Possible Tunguska-like event or comet/asteroid impact in northern Italy
1307 Celestial Tunguska-like event 113BC 'Night-suns’ seen in the consulship of Gaius Caccilius and Gnaeus Papirius
2296 Celestial Tunguska-like event 147BC Wrath of God strikes Antioch; possible overhead comet explosion
655 Celestial Tunguska-like event 204BC Shooting stars at intervals; great meteor blazed; sky lighted up at night; crashing sound
518 Celestial Tunguska-like event 217BC The heavens burst open with a fearful crash, and the countenance of the Thunderer was revealed.
54 Celestial Tunguska-like event 373BC (Win.) Great Comet like a flaming torch before great earthquake and tsunami that swallowed entire cities in Greece
2645 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Sep. Roaring sound in sky, great flame of light and dust cloud
2643 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Aug. Thunderbolts and rocks fall from mountain peaks on Persian troops
2641 Celestial Tunguska-like event 480BC Mar. Thunder and fiery winds, many in Persian army perish
2638 Celestial Tunguska-like event 490BC Sep. 12 Battle of Marathon Divine Intervention
5174 Celestial Tunguska-like event 2300BC Widespread destruction event, possible Tunguska-like
5193 Celestial Tunguska-like event 3123BC Jun. 29 Overhead comet/asteroid explosion; Köfels’ Impact
5156 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 1650BC Tsunami generated by Theran eruption
1805 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Storegga slide tsunami, North Sea Doggerland
1633 Archeology Tsunami Evidence 6000BC Towering ancient tsunami in Mediterranean, Etna avalanche
2923 Geology Tsunami 144BC Soldiers of Tryphon are drowned by a rogue wave; possible undersea landslide
2708 Geology Tsunami 325BC Nov. Tsunami destroys much of Alexander's fleet in India
2680 Geology Tsunami 373BC (Win.) Sea rose to a vast height, a wave towering even higher drowned all the inhabitants and washed away the city of Helicê
2387 Geology Tsunami 426BC Oct. Malian Gulf tsunami during Peloponnesian War
1425 Geology Tsunami 472BC Following volcanic eruption on Pithecussae, the sea retreated then turned back and deluged the island.
2646 Geology Tsunami 479BC Mar. 29 Tsunami drowns Persian army ending siege of Potidea, model for Exodus story
2825 Environment Tornados and Watersprouts 367BC Tornadoes in Babylon
4972 Celestial Sun activity 814AD A black spot is visible on the sun
1294 Celestial Sun activity 349BC Bloody chasm in the sky, fire falling, aurora?
4915 Environment Strong Winds 979AD (Sum.) Severe thunderstorms and winds in Kievan Rus'
4912 Environment Strong Winds 874AD Severe storm in the Black Sea during Askold's siege of Constantinople
4515 Environment Strong Winds 358AD Aug. 23 Typhoons, whirlwinds and violent raging storms
1471 Environment Strong Winds 67AD Oct. 23 A "divine storm" with strong wind is unleashed during the Siege of Gamala
1482 Environment Strong Winds 67AD (Win.) Storm with violent winds, rain and lightning during the siege of the Zealot Temple
4525 Environment Strong Winds 60AD Violent and continuous storms during visit of a comet
4507 Environment Strange Sounds 358AD Aug. 23 Strange crashing wave-like sounds and noises echosed from hill-tops in Nicromedia
4531 Environment Strange Sounds 60AD A great quaking and sound of a great multitude is heard
1318 Environment Strange Sounds 104BC Clanging armour and the sounding of a trumpet were heard from the sky
5336 Environment Strange Sounds 163BC In Cephallenia a trumpet seemed to sound in the sky
492 Celestial Solar Eclipse 879AD Solar Eclipse
71 Celestial Solar Eclipse 814AD Solar eclipses are frequent during the last years before Charlemagne's death
430 Celestial Solar Eclipse 809AD Jul. 16 Solar Eclipse
490 Celestial Solar Eclipse 733AD Aug. 14 Annular solar eclipse
1550 Celestial Solar Eclipse 664AD May 3 Solar Eclipse of 664
2086 Celestial Solar Eclipse 603AD Aug. 12 A solar eclipse is observed when Bertoald was mayor of the palace to Theuderic
2081 Celestial Solar Eclipse 592AD Mar. 19 A solar eclipse is observed from dawn to midday
1220 Celestial Solar Eclipse 563AD Oct. 3 A solar eclipse with the sun discolored as sackcloth
404 Celestial Solar Eclipse 540AD Jun. 20 Solar Eclipse
406 Celestial Solar Eclipse 538AD Feb. 15 Solar eclipse
614 Celestial Solar Eclipse 360AD Aug. 28 Annular Solar Eclipse of 360
102 Celestial Solar Eclipse 347AD Solar eclipse
880 Celestial Solar Eclipse 346AD Solar eclipse
2383 Celestial Solar Eclipse 318AD Solar eclipse
1467 Celestial Solar Eclipse 49BC Solar eclipse in Rome
2854 Celestial Solar Eclipse 89BC Sep. 29 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2784 Celestial Solar Eclipse 112BC Jun. 18 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2765 Celestial Solar Eclipse 133BC Feb. 13 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2761 Celestial Solar Eclipse 136BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2863 Celestial Solar Eclipse 195BC Jun. 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2736 Celestial Solar Eclipse 203BC May 6 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2726 Celestial Solar Eclipse 241BC Nov. 28 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2725 Celestial Solar Eclipse 242BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2720 Celestial Solar Eclipse 249BC May 4 Solar eclipse observed in Babylon
2718 Celestial Solar Eclipse 254BC Jan. 31 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2717 Celestial Solar Eclipse 256BC Sep. 16 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
2688 Celestial Solar Eclipse 369BC Apr. 11 Solar eclipse in 35th year of Artaxerxes II, observed in Babylon
2678 Celestial Solar Eclipse 394BC Aug. 14 Solar eclipse, Spartan defeat at the Battle of Cnidus
2675 Celestial Solar Eclipse 400BC Jun. 21 Solar eclipse recorded by Ennius, reported by Cicero
2652 Celestial Solar Eclipse 431BC Aug. 31 Solar eclipse explained by Pericles thereby dispelling fear of the Athenians
2649 Celestial Solar Eclipse 463BC Apr. 30 Solar eclipse observed by Pindar
2360 Celestial Solar Eclipse 478BC Feb. 17 Solar eclipse
2640 Celestial Solar Eclipse 480BC Oct. 2 Solar eclipse recorded by Herodotus
1269 Celestial Solar Eclipse 584BC May 28 First predicted solar eclipse, Thales of Miletus
2648 Celestial Solar Eclipse 648BC Apr. 6 Earliest solar eclipse to be chronicled by the Greeks
2618 Celestial Solar Eclipse 657BC Apr. 15 Solar eclipse Assyrian astrological reports
2615 Celestial Solar Eclipse 669BC May 17 Solar eclipse observed by Babylonians
5162 Celestial Solar Eclipse 717BC Jul. 5 Solar eclipse, Descending cloud, blasts of wind and rain, disappearance/ascent of Romulus
2607 Celestial Solar Eclipse 763BC Jun. 15 Solar eclipse, key to ancient chronology
5093 Celestial Solar Eclipse 780BC Jun. 4 Solar eclipse observed in China
1880 Society Slave Rebellion 623AD The wendish Slavs revolt against the Huns
75 Society Slave Rebellion 73BC Third Servile War, Spartacus, Crassus, Pompey
74 Society Slave Rebellion 104BC Second Servile War; Gaius Marius
5722 Society Slave Rebellion 417BC Plot by slaves to seize Rome
4942 Geology Sinkhole 400AD Earth is opening up and sinkholes swallow up inhabitants
654 Geology Sinkhole 203BC Sinking earth at Arpinum made huge depression
5301 Society Science 200BC Eratosthenes of Cyrene accurately calculates the circumference of the Earth
5351 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Chronicles; first step in development of ancient historiography
5352 Society Science 747BC Beginning of Babylonian Astronomical Diaries recording 21 years of instability of the orbit of Venus
2277 Society Sack or Destruction of City 630AD Many Northern Italian cities are destroyed and razed
4520 Society Sack or Destruction of City 600AD King Theudebert's and Theuderic's army lay waste the towns and districts along the Seine
329 Society Sack or Destruction of City 546AD Dec. 17 Sack of Rome by Totila
4516 Society Sack or Destruction of City 539AD Dec. A mighty hunnic army plunders city of Cassandria and leads away one hundred and twenty thousand captives
173 Society Sack or Destruction of City 502AD Siege of Amida, at least 85,000 killed
1845 Society Sack or Destruction of City 452AD The scourge of God and leader of the Huns Attila destroys many cities in Italy
94 Society Sack or Destruction of City 410AD Aug. 24 Sack of Rome
5647 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Complete destruction of the city of Carthage by Scipio Aemilianus; Rome flooded with slaves
35 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC Destruction of Corinth
23 Society Sack or Destruction of City 146BC (Spr.) Third Punic War, Siege of Carthage
5217 Society Sack or Destruction of City 332BC Alexander's Siege of Tyre
5091 Society Sack or Destruction of City 722BC Deportation of Israelites - Shalmaneser V, Sargon II
5092 Society Sack or Destruction of City 732BC Deportation of Israelites Tiglath-Pileser III
5200 Society Sack or Destruction of City 1188BC Fall of Troy
653 Environment Rock Falls 204BC Shower of stones in association with meteors, crashing sounds; fall of Magna Mater
5503 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 89BC Appearance of new lakes, disappearance of rivers and springs in Asia Minor
2786 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 112BC Euphrates river turns red
5485 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 137BC The Fucine lake overflowed; red water emerged from the ground
5342 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 166BC Water poured from foot of Equestrian statue; on the Quirinal hill blood drenched the earth
5328 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 168BC At Calatia in public land for three days and two nights blood flowed
5258 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 198BC Fountains of Arethusa in Chalcis stopped and gushed up elsewhere
514 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 217BC River Allia flooding
1321 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 223BC A river in Picenum the color of blood
5731 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 398BC The Alban Lake rose to an unusual height, without any rainfall or other cause; embassy sent to oracle at Delphi
5204 Geology River/Water Table Anomalies 426BC Oct. Rivers and springs stopped flowing for several days, land sinking and rising prior to Malian Gulf tsunami
675 Society Prodigy 52BC Portents follow the decree of the Senate to tear down temples of Serapis and Isis
1452 Society Prodigy 53BC Portents afflict Crassus and his army while crossing the Euphrates
1449 Society Prodigy 53BC Some statues sweated, some struck by lightning in Rome
4167 Society Prodigy 53BC Lightning, monsters and death of politicians portend political changes
1440 Society Prodigy 63BC Revival of ancient augural rite; bad omens resulted
5497 Society Prodigy 94BC Multiple prodigies recorded at Rome
5486 Society Prodigy 135BC Talking cow, hooting owl; portents of defeat of Roman army
2357 Society Prodigy 137BC Aug. Animal prodigies observed in Rome
5216 Society Prodigy 332BC "Bloody bread", vision of Apollo leaving city during siege of Tyre
5287 Society Prodigy 377BC Voice heard from temple of Mater Matuta during burning of Satricum
5635 Society Prodigy 470BC Religious awe and fear of the gods owing to the occurrence of many prodigies and omens
5665 Society Politics 14AD Aug. 19 Death of Augustus
5663 Society Politics 13BC Death of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, supporter of Caesar, triumvir with Antony and Octavian
5666 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 12 Death of Cleopatra VII Philopator, Queen of Egypt, mistress/wife of Marcus Antonius
5523 Society Politics 30BC Aug. 1 Death of Marcus Antonius, supporter of Julius Caesar
5598 Society Politics 35BC Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius: executed without trial by order of Antony via Marcus Titius
5602 Society Politics 39BC Death of Quintus Labienus: traitor to Caesar and to Rome
5709 Society Politics 40BC Gaius Asinius Pollio, consul 40 BC; friend of Caesar and Antony; historian, literary patron
5545 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 23 Suicide death of Marcus Junius Brutus the Younger, leading assassin of Julius Caesar
5569 Society Politics 42BC Oct. 3 Death of Gaius Cassius Longinus: leader of the assassination plot against Julius Caesar
5568 Society Politics 42BC Servilius Casca, one of Caesar's assassins
5706 Society Politics 43BC Servius Sulpicius Galba, friend, legate and assassin of Julius Caesar; condemned by Pedian law