Declaration of religious toleration in the Roman Empire
The first in a series of plundering expeditions which led to increased contacts between the Rus and Byzantium.
This mission gave the Slavs an alphabet and drew them into pan-European religious and political conflicts.
The Order of the Brothers of the Sword and the Teutonic Knights (formed 1230) carried out campaigns of forcible conversion around the eastern Baltic.
Dates very approximate!
Archaeology suggests drought brings final end to 'high' Maya civilisation
CP - date approximate
This is also the moment at which they 'reinvent' their history
Buddhism traditionally seen as arriving during the reign of Devanampiyatissa in the 3rd C BCE
NLS - dating of the two ends is rather uncertain.
NLS - this lighter blue is for a selection of 'non-Chinese' dynasties, which variously stand inside or outside the main sequence.
NLS - this dark blue is a layer for dynasties, which were contemporary understandings of periodisation.
The first major defeat of Byzantine forces by the Arabs.
NLS - date obviously imprecise!
NLS - often seen as a turning point.
NLS - recently suggested as an alternative turning point, at least for dominant aristocracies.
NLS - average of date range
The invasion of of the Cola king Rajaraja signals the end of the Anuradhapura period and beginning of the Polonnaruwa period
NLS - approx date
NLS - dates need checking! I haven't looked them up.
NLS - approx date.