Chronology (from Latin chronologia, from Ancient Greek χρόνος, chronos, "time"; and -λογία, -logia) is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time, such as the use of a timeline or sequence of events. It is also "the determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events".
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... The short chronology is one chronology of the Near Eastern Bronze and Early Iron Age, which fixes the reign of Hammurabi to 1728 BC – 1686 BC and the sack of Babylon to 1531 BC ... The middle chronology (reign of Hammurabi 1792 BC – 1750 BC) is still commonly encountered in literature and the most recent work has essentially disproved this short chronology ... Use of short chronology dates, however, is currently the standard practice in Wikipedia articles on the Ancient Near East (as discussed on the Ancient Near East project page) ...
... Further information Chronology of the ancient Near East, ASPRO chronology and Dating methodologies in archaeology Two types of chronologies can be distinguished a relative ... Despite problems with the Middle Chronology, this chronological framework continues to be used by many recent handbooks on the archaeology and history of the ancient Near East ... dates for the 2nd millennium BC that are very close to those proposed by the Middle Chronology ...
More definitions of "chronology":
- (noun): Arrangement of events in time.
- (noun): The determination of the actual temporal sequence of past events.