History Pages - Part 3

Joshua and the Judges - ca. 1,300 - 1,050 BC


All dates, particularly the earlier ones, are approximate.

Technological level in Middle East Egypt Mainland Greece
Late Bronze Age ca. 1,500-1,200 BC New Kingdom ca. 1,575-1,200 BC Late Helladic (Mycenaean) ca. 1,550-1,150 BC
Iron Age I, 1,200 - 1,000 BC   1,150-750 BC The Greek Dark Ages


Date Israel Elsewhere
1,200 BC 1,290 BC The Exodus - Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt

1,250 BC Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan,

1,250 - 1,200 BC Conquest of Canaan
Rameses II of Egypt, ruled 1,290 - 1,224 BC
collapse of Hittite empire
the "Epic of Gilgamesh"
1,235-1,198 BC Tukulti-Ninurta of Assyria conquered Babylon
Philistines settled on coast of Canaan
Moab and Edom began to emerge as political entities
1,200 BC - Last examples of "Linear B" - Pylos documents in early Greek
1,100 BC 1,200 - 1,020 BC Period of the Judges 1,200-1,100 BC The "Dorian Invasion" of Greece by tribes from the north - society declined, towns abandoned, trade disrupted, the knowledge of writing lost
1,193 BC Destruction of Troy VI ?
1,200 BC & 1,150 BC - two migrations of Mycenaean refugees to Cyprus
Homer (and others ?) composed the Troy saga (10 epic songs, of which 2 survive to the present - the Iliad, and the Odyssey)
Phoenicians trading in the Mediterranean

1,170-612 BC the Assyrian empire. Assyrians were a Semitic people from northern Mesopotamia
1,146-1,123 BC Nebuchadnezzar I of Babylon
1,116-1,077 BC Tiglath-pileser of Assyria conquered Syria and Armenia
1,000 BC 1,050 BC fall of Shiloh
Samuel the Prophet
1,020 - 922 BC The United Monarchy
, King 1,020 - 1,000 BC ?
Wars with Philistines and others
1,100 BC - Destruction of Mycenae, Iolkos, and Miletus; beginning of the Dorian invasion

Main Sources : Smithsonian Timelines of Ancient History, The Timetables of History (Bernard Grun)

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