Berbers Timeline

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  • c. 1300 BCE
    Egyptians record the presence of semi-nomadic tribes in the Maghreb.
  • c. 814 BCE
    Traditional founding date for the Phoenician colony of Carthage by Tyre.
  • 631 BCE
    Greek colonists from the island of Thera found the city of Cyrene in North Africa.
  • 206 BCE
    Massinissa of Numidia betrays Carthage and joins forces with the Roman Republic.
  • 148 BCE
    The Roman Republic legitimises various Numidian tribal leaders to ensure stability and prevent a single ruler from becoming too powerful.
  • 85 BCE - 46 BCE
    Life of Juba I, a Numidian chieftain who united the Numidians and Mauretanians against Caesar.