Biblical Archaeology Review 33:3, May/June 2007

Strata: In History

BAR takes a look back at some important events in history that happened during the months of May and June.

May 7, 558 A.D. The original dome of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapses.

May 20, 325 A.D. The first ecumenical council of the Catholic Church takes place in Nicaea, convoked by Emperor Constantine.

May 24, 1891 A.D. William Foxwell Albright is born in Coquimbo, Chile.

May 27 (or 31), 1873 A.D. German businessman Heinrich Schliemann discovers “Priam’s Treasure” while excavating at Troy.

June 1, 1954 A.D. The Wall Street Journal runs an advertisement for the sale of “Four Dead Sea Scrolls.”

June 7, 1099 A.D. The Siege of Jerusalem begins during the First Crusade.

June 13, 1525 A.D. Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, breaking his vow of celibacy.

June 24, 79 A.D. Titus succeeds to the throne of Rome upon the death of his father, Vespasian.

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