Murals (2008) by PHANTAST - Graffiti - Cultural Music & Art Association inc. - 98 Milne St. Benleigh

34-150x150 539 B.C. Babylon overthrown by Cyrus of Persia.

538 B.C. First Jewish exiles return to Jerusalem.

516 B.C. New Temple completed in Jerusalem.

445 B.C. Nehemiah builds Jerusalem wall.

390 B.C. Aramaic begin to replace Hebrew language.

WORLD EVENTS: 540 B.C. horseback postal service in Persian empire; 534 B.C. Tragedy emerges as a form of Greek drama; 520 B.C. public libraries open in Athens; 509 B.C. Athens becomes a republic; 500 B.C glass imported into China from Near East; Indian surgeon Susrata performs cataract operation; 490 B.C. first time Greek men choose short haircut; 469 B.C. Socrates, philosopher of the ancient world, born; 460 B.C. birth of Democritus, who introduced an atomic theory; 448 B.C. the Parthenon build on top of Athens’ Acropolis; 438B.C. Greek sculptor Pheidias makes a 60-foot-high statue of Zeus – one of the seven wonders of the ancient wold; 399 Socrates condemned to death by Athens jury; 384 B.C Aristotle born;  370 B.C. Plato writes his most famous book, “The Republic”; 331 B.C. Alexander the Great defeats the Persian empire; 255 B.C. Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek and called the “Septuagint”; 241 B.C. Romans conquer Sicily and add their first non-Italian territory to the Roman empire;  215 B.C. Great Wall of China built;

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