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520

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521

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  • Ma`adikarib Ya`fur becomes king, supported by the Aksumites; he begins a military campaign against the Arabian tribes.

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522

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  • Dhu Nuwas seizes the throne of the Himyarite Kingdom in Yemen. He attacks the Aksumite garrison at Zafar, capturing the city and burning the churches.
  • Dhū Nuwas moves to Najran, a Aksumite stronghold. After accepting the city's capitulation, he massacres the Christian inhabitants (some sources estimate a death toll up to 20,000).


523

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524


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525


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  • The Daisan river, tributary of the Euphrates, floods Edessa, and within a couple of hours fills the entire city, except for the highest parts. Eventually the pent-up waters break through the city walls. The Shroud of Turin is allegedly discovered during the rebuilding of the city (see Image of Edessa).

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Exploration and colonization[edit]
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526

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Europe[edit]
Persia[edit]
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527

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Byzantine Empire[edit]
  • April 1 – Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler, as an incurable wound saps his strength.
  • August 1 – Justin I, age 77, dies at Constantinople and is succeeded by Justinian I, who becomes sole emperor.
  • Justinian I reorganises the command structure of the Byzantine army, and fields a small but highly trained army.
  • Justinian I appoints Belisarius to command the Eastern army in Armenia and on the Byzantine-Persian frontier.
Britannia[edit]
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528


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529


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Byzantine Empire[edit]
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Education[edit]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martindale, J. R. (1992). The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. Cambridge University Press. pp. 163–164, 748.