800 BCE: The site of Delphi first acquires a religious significance.
560 BCE: The oracles of Delphi and Thebes both tell King Croesus of Lydia that if he attacks the Medes, he will destroy a great empire. Seeing this as a good omen, he goes to war, loses, and the Lydian Empire is destroyed.
393 CE: Last prophecy of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, after Roman Emperor Theodosius ordered the closure of all "pagan" sanctuaries.
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