The 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Century BC Quiz

Based on the clues, guess these notable facts from the years 1000 BC - 601 BC
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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedAugust 10, 2018
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Answer
609 / 612 BC
This Mesopotamian kingdom collapses
Assyria
c. 620 BC
This city is founded as the Greek colony of Massalia
Marseille
c. 630 BC
This lesbian poet is born on the island of Lesbos
Sappho
657 BC
The Greeks colonize this city on the shores of the Bosphorus
Byzantium
660 BC
Jimmu becomes the first Emperor (Tennō) of this country
Japan
7th century BC
This type of infantry formation with
interlocking shields is used for the first time
Phalanx
7th century BC
This practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat is used in Pakistan
Vegetarianism
7th century BC
This Egyptian city (and namesake of a Tennessee city) is abandoned
Memphis
720 BC
This kingdom and rival of Judah collapses
Kingdom of Israel
734 BC
This Sicilian city, later hometown of Archimedes, is founded
Syracuse
753 BC
According to legend, this city is founded by Romulus and Remus
Rome
776 BC
This quadrennial sporting event is held for the first time
Olympic Games
late 8th century BC
Homer writes these two well-known epic poems
Odyssey
Iliad
814 BC
This city near modern-day Tunis is founded
Carthage
c. 843 BC
This people group of present-day Iran is historically recorded for the first time
Persians
9th century BC
This Italian city is founded as a "new city" (Neapolis)
Naples
9th century BC
This Greek city and rival of Athens is founded
Sparta
c. 950 BC
This holy Jerusalem temple, also known as the First Temple, is erected
Solomon's Temple
965 BC
This key figure of the Bible, who killed Goliath with a slingshot, dies
David
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