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470 BCE: Gortyn on Crete begins to mint its own coinage.
 
450 BCE: The Law Code of Gortyn is written.
 
220 BCE: Gortyn allies with Knossos to defeat Lyttos on Crete.
 
189 BCE: Gortyn gives sanctuary to Hannibal.
 
180 BCE: Phaistos conquered by Gortyn.
 
 
27 BCE: Augustus makes Gortyn the capital of the Roman province of Crete & Cyrene.
 
60 CE: An early Christian community is established at Gortyn, Crete.
 
81 CE: Trajan serves as quaestor at Gortyn, Crete.
 
249 CE: 10 Christians are famously martyred at Gortyn in a wild animal hunt.
 
365 CE: Gortyn is destroyed by a devastating earthquake.
 
670 CE: Gortyn is destroyed by earthquake.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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