Visual Timeline: Cyrene

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630 BCE: Greek colonists from the island of Thera found the city of Cyrene in North Africa.
 
460 BCE: Cyrene becomes a republic.
 
 
398 BCE - 380 BCE: Plato travels in Egypt, Cyrene, Italy, Syracuse and Sicily.
 
323 BCE: After Alexander the Great's death Cyrene becomes subject of the Ptolemaic Empire.
 
 
276 BCE - 195 BCE: Life of Eratosthenes, ancient Greek Alexandrian scholar, native of Cyrene and one of the greatest geographers in antiquity.
 
96 BCE: Cyrenaica becomes a Roman province.
 
74 BCE: The city of Cyrene comes under Roman control.
 
262 CE: An earthquake devastates Cyrene.
 
 
365 CE: After another earthquake Cyrene becomes an abandonded city of ruins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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