Visual Timeline: Sidon
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4000 BCE: Founding of the city of Sidon.
1200 BCE - 800 BCE: First wave of Phoenician colonization where largely trading-posts are founded throughout the Mediterranean.
1101 BCE: Traditional founding date for the Phoenician colony of Utica by Sidon (or Tyre).
1000 BCE: Ahiram becomes king of Sidon.
980 BCE: Ittobaal becomes king of Sidon.
940 BCE: Abibaal becomes king of Sidon.
920 BCE: Yehimilk becomes king of Sidon.
900 BCE: Elibaal becomes king of Sidon.
880 BCE: Shiptibaal becomes king of Sidon.
800 BCE - 600 BCE: Second stage of Phoenician colonization where trading-posts become full colonies throughout the Mediterranean.
351 BCE: Artaxerxes III sacks Sidon.
332 BCE: Alexander the Great sacks Sidon.