Visual Timeline: Paros
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5000 BCE: The Cyclades are first inhabited by settlers from Asia Mnior.
3000 BCE - 2200 BCE: The first archaeological evidence of organised communities in the Cyclades.
3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: Distinctive minimalistic standing marble figurines are produced in the Cyclades.
2200 BCE - 1700 BCE: Evidence of town planning and more sophisticated architecture in the Cylades.
1700 BCE - 1400 BCE: The culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete.
1650 BCE - 1550 BCE: Eruption of Thera and consequent tidal waves, destruction of Akrotiri and other Aegean centres.
1400 BCE - 1100 BCE: Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
1100 BCE: Evidence of settlement destruction and abandonment across the Cyclades.
700 BCE: Paros begins to export its Parian marble across the Greek world and it is widely used in temples and sculpture.
478 BCE: Many Cycladic states join the Athenian led Delian League as a defence against Persian agression.
431 BCE - 404 BCE: The Cycladic city states side with Athens in the Peloponnesian war against Sparta and her allies.
166 BCE: Rome gives dominion over the Cyclades to Athens.
69 BCE: The pirate Athenodoros sets up his base in the Cylades.