Category Archives: Around the World

A Cultural Timeline of the World — 350 BC to 1 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 350-1 BC 350 BC — The Temple of Apollo at Delphi* is constructed. This temple housed the oracle which was so important at this time in history. *= UNESCO World Heritage Site 331 … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 749 BC to 350 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 749 – 350 BC  612 BC — Fall of Assyria 586 BC — Destruction of Solomon’s Temple by the Babylonians 563 BC — Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) is born 551 BC — Confucius is … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 1199 BC to 750 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 1199-753 BC  890 BC — The Iliad and The Odyssey  are written by Homer. 800 BC — Rise of the Greek City-States. Some of the more prominent of these city-states were Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Corinth. 776 … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 2000 BC to 1200 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 2000 – 1200 BC 1800 BC — Alphabetic writing begins. Developed in the Middle East, the Phoenician alphabet was preceded by Egyptian hieroglyphics and cuneiform alphabets from that region. 1600 BC — Mycenaean … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 2600 to 2000 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World continues: 2600 – 2000 BC 2560 BC — Great Pyramid of Giza* — The largest of the Giza pyramids was built by the Pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops). It was considered one of the original … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World — 3100 BC to 2600 BC

My Cultural Timeline of the World Begins: 3100 – 2600 BC 3100 BC — Stonehenge* — This place has astronomical associations as well as being a necropolis, although very little is known of the builders. The huge sarsen stones that … Continue reading

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A Cultural Timeline of the World

One of the most unusual items on my Life Bucket List was to create a Cultural Timeline of the World and to incorporate Art, Literature, and Architectural Landmarks with World History. In this next series of posts, I will attempt … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Cinqueterra

              Cinqueterra refers to five villages on the Italian Riviera (the Levante coast) in the province of Liguria.  The villages all have in common the fact that they are precipitously situated on cliffs that … Continue reading

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Animals of the World — Wyoming

Animals can be found around the world, in the wild, in captivity, and in our Art. This series will feature some of the animals that we have encountered in our travels around the world. The centerpiece of Wyoming is Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Animals Around the World — Montana

Animals can be found around the world, in the wild, in captivity, and in our Art. This series will feature some of the animals that we have encountered in our travels around the world. Montana is known as “Big Sky … Continue reading

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