first century palestine

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    A naturalistic style of Buddhist sculpture develops

    A naturalistic style of Buddhist sculpture develops in the Gandhara region, part of modern day life
  • jesus was born

  • The death of augustus

    The death of Augustus introduces half a century of chaos, as the members of his family compete ruthlessly for power
  • The period of stability achieved during the reign

    The period of stability achieved during the reign of Augustus Caesar has been given the name Pax Romana ('Roman peace'
  • Jesus begins his ministry

    Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee, gathering disciples, preaching and healing
  • Jesus rides into Jerusalem with a crowd

    Jesus rides into Jerusalem with a crowd of followers, then attacks the traders in the courtyard of the Temple
  • The Romans invade Britain

    The Romans invade Britain and the tribal leader Caractacus fails to hold them in an encounter near the Medway
  • The Roman emperor Claudius reaches Colchester

    The Roman emperor Claudius reaches Colchester, where a temple is erected to him as a god
  • Stephen is stoned outside the city wall of Jerusalem

    Stephen is stoned outside the city wall of Jerusalem - the first Christian martyr