World History Index Of Events

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Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings - Under the New Kingdom, the pharaohs designated a desert valley west of their capitol, Thebes, to b...

Vedas (Hinduism)

The Vedas - Hinduism is one of the oldest surviving religions in the world and the Vedas are the oldest texts considered...

Vesuvius eruption (79 A.D.)

Vesuvius eruption - One of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history, thanks to the record of destruction it left be...

Via Appia (Roman Road)

Via Appia - Along with the Royal Road of Persia, the Via Appia (Latin for Appian Way) was probably the most famous road ...

Viking raid on Lindisfarne

Viking raid on Lindisfarne - The world was introduced to the Norsemen (aka Vikings) in 793 when they swept down from the...

Virgil (70-19 B.C.)

Virgil (70-19 B.C.) - Roman poet (real name Publius Vergilius Maro) who wrote The Aeneid, which came to be considered Ro...

Voltaire (1694-1778)

Voltaire (1694-1778) - The figure most commonly associated with the Age of Enlightenment, Voltaire was a French writer, ...

Vulgate (Latin Bible)

Vulgate - Similiarly to the translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek in the 3rd century B.C. (see LXX on Ptolemaic Egy...

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