Statistics for Events in Ancient History

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YearEvent% Correct
776 BC*The {Olympic} games are held for the first time in ancient Greece
97%
c. 2560 BCThe {Great} {Pyramid} is completed in Giza. It would be the world's tallest
man-made structure until 1311.
94%
753 BC*The city of Rome is founded by {Romulus} and Remus
92%
c. 563 BCSiddhārtha Gautama, commonly known as {Buddha}, is born in modern-day Nepal
87%
c. 250 BC*Archimedes discovers the principle of buoyancy and yells {Eureka}, meaning "I have found it"
86%
332 BCAlexander founds the city of {Alexandria}
85%
404 BCAthens surrenders to {Sparta}, ending the Peloponnesian War
83%
30 BC{Cleopatra} commits suicide, perhaps using the venom from an asp
78%
c. 1600 BCA volcano causes the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of {Crete}
77%
27 BC{Augustus} becomes the first emperor of Rome
74%
c. 550 BCThe {Achaemenid} Empire is established by Cyrus the Great
69%
146 BCRomans destroy the city of {Carthage} after the Third Punic War
69%
438 BCThe {Parthenon} temple is completed and dedicated to goddess Athena
63%
70Romans destroy the temple in the city of {Jerusalem}
63%
399 BC{Socrates} commits suicide by drinking hemlock
60%
216 BCThe general {Hannibal} defeats the Romans at the Battle of Cannae
59%
337{Constantine} is baptised, becoming the first Christian emperor of Rome
58%
455Rome is sacked and "vandalized" by the {Vandal} tribe
54%
c. 1754 BCThe Code of {Hammurabi} is recorded. It consists of 282 laws, including "an eye for an eye"
53%
26{Pontius} {Pilate} becomes prefect of the Roman province of Judaea
44%

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