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1500 BCE: The site of Delphi is first settled.
 
 
800 BCE: The site of Delphi first acquires a religious significance.
 
 
650 BCE: The first temple in honour of Apollo is built at Delphi.
 
 
586 BCE: First athletic games at Delphi.
 
 
580 BCE: The Kouroi of Argos are sculpted and dedicated at Delphi.
 
 
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.
 
 
560 BCE: Naxos dedicates a large column and sphinx to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
 
 
525 BCE: The Treasury of the Siphnians is built at Delphi which included Caryatid architecture.
 
 
510 BCE: The second temple to Apollo is constructed at Delphi, replacing the first temple destroyed by fire.
 
 
490 BCE: Athens builds a treasury at Delphi following their victory at Marathon against Persia.
 
 
480 BCE - 460 BCE: The bronze charioteer of Delphi is sculpted.
 
 
480 BCE: Persian forces attack the sanctuary of Delphi.
 
448 BCE: Pericles leads the Athenian forces in the Battle of Delphi.
 
 
373 BCE: An earthquake destroys the temple of Apollo at Delphi.
 
 
330 BCE: The third temple to Apollo is constructed at Delphi, replacing the earlier temple damaged by earthquake.
 
 
279 BCE: Gauls attack the sanctuary of Delphi.
 
 
191 BCE: Delphi comes under Roman control.
 
67 CE: Emperor Nero competes at the panhellenic Games of Olympia and Delphi.
 
 
393 CE: Last prophecy of the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, after Roman Emperor Theodosius ordered the closure of all "pagan" sanctuaries.
 
 
393 CE: Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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