Category Archives: BCE

Historical Facts from 0001 BCE and earlier

March 10, 241 BCE

On March 10, 241 BCE, the Romans won the first Punic War by sinking the Carthaginian fleet. Quintus Valerius Falto, the Roman commander watched the final Carthaginian ship sink beneath the Mediterranean waves as he tried to think of a … Continue reading

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February 15, 399 BCE

On February 15, 399 BCE, Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youths and impiety toward the gods. It seemed the ‘Gadfly’ of Athens asked the ‘wrong’ philosophical questions and embarrassed … Continue reading

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January 15, 588 BCE

On January 15, 588 BCE, Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon laid siege to Jerusalem and King Zedekiah. What makes this interesting was that Nebuchadrezzar II had eleven years earlier seiged and taken Jerusalem and installed Zedekiah as its king and made … Continue reading

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January 10, 49 BCE

On January 10, 49 BCE, Julius Caesar defied the Roman Senate and crossed the Rubicon River with his troops. He is said to have uttered “alea iacta est” which means “the die is cast” and signaled the start of the … Continue reading

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July 21, 356 BCE

On July 21, 356 BCE, a sad, pathetic man by the name of Herostratus set fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus and burnt it to the ground. This temple was one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the … Continue reading

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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using a well in Syene and a stick at Alexandria and some simple geometry. He’d previously noted that on the summer solstice, in a well at Syene, you … Continue reading

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August 11, 3114 BC

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 3114 BC the second Mayan Long Count Calendar started which would run to December 21, 2012, which was the date that many people predicted the world would end. Those same people did not take … Continue reading

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August 13, 3114 BC

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 3114 BC according to the Lounsbury correlation, the Mayan calendar started. This is in direct conflict with the work of Archbishop James Ussher, who claims the world was created on Sunday, October 23, 4004 … Continue reading

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