Significant Battles of History - Pre-500 BC

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Talheim Death Pit(5000 BC) A mass grave found in a Linear Pottery Culture settlement, it dates back to about 5000 BC. The evidence points towards the first signs of organized violence in Early Neolithic Europe.
Dorian invasion(c.1104-900 BC) The Dorian invasion is a concept devised by historians of Ancient Greece to explain the replacement of pre-classical dialects and traditions in southern Greece by the ones that prevailed in Classical Greece. The latter were named Dorian by the ancient Greek writers, after the Dorians, the historical population that spoke them. This took place during the 'Return of the Heracleidae'
First and Second Messenian War(743 BC - 724 BC / 685 BC - 668 BC) The First Messenian War was a war between Messenia and Sparta. It began in 743 BC and ended in 724 BC, according to the dates given by Pausanias. The war continued the rivalry between the Achaeans and the Dorians that had been initiated by the Return of the Heracleidae (Dorian Invasion).
Sicilian Wars(600 - 265 BC) The Sicilian Wars, or Greco-Punic Wars, were a series of conflicts fought between Ancient Carthage and the Greek city-states led by Syracuse, Sicily, over control of Sicily and the western Mediterranean between 600-265 BC.

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