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Cleaning Ancient Coins for Fun and Profit
Cleaning Ancient Coins INTRODUCTIONThe first step in cleaning ancient coins is to acquire some. Ancient coins are those older than medieval times and some of the most plentiful are from the Byzantine Empire. Uncleaned coins can be purchased singly or in lots of ten to a thousand or more. For your first venture into this form of treasure hunting, it would be wise to start small with twenty to fifty coins. Expect to pay about 50p upwards each for these bits of antiq...
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Time Periods of the Great Ancient Civilisations
Sumerians: 3500 - 1950 BC (Iraq)
Egyptians: 3050 - 30 BC (Egypt)
Hittites: 2200 - 700 BC (Turkey)
Chinese: 2100 BC - 1911 AD (China)
Minoans: 2000 - 1450 BC (Crete)
Babylonians: 1792 - 539 BC (Iraq)
Mycenaeans: 1550 - 100 BC (Greece)
Assyrians: 1500 - 612 BC (Syria)
Philistines: 1200 - 146 BC (Gaza)
Phoenecians: 1200 - 146 BC (Lebanon)
Israelites: 900 BC - - 135 AD (Israel)
Etruscans: 800 - 200 BC (Italy)
Greeks: 800 BC - 30 AD (Greece)
Romans: 753 BC - 476 AD (Italy)
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Reference Timeline of the Bible - abridged to 138 A.D.
Reference Chronology of the Bible
Note: B.C.=B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and A.D.=C.E. (Common Era)Basic Dates (first four are very “approximate”)
4000 B.C.E.Adam and Eve [Masoretic text tradition]1900 B.C.E.Time of Abraham1450 B.C.E.Exodus from Egypt/Moses & Torah1000 B.C.E.King David/Solomon-United Monarchy (12 Tribes)721 B.C.E.Northern Kingdom (10 Tribes) of Israel Destroyed/Assyrian Exile 586 B.C.E.1st. Temple Destroyed/Babylonian Exile of Judah (2 Tribes)516 B.C.E.Return of Jud...