250 - 279 A.D.

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(Feature Photo: An illustration of St. Eusebius in the T'oros Roslin Gospel Manuscript in Armenia dated 1262)

 

250   

It is calculated that no less than 30,000 Christians are living in Rome by this year, and that most of them came from the poorer classes as they spoke Greek, the language of the slaves and poor men, true Romans of the upper classes used Latin. (Church History in Plain Language pg. 31)

The Mayan Civilization in Mesoamerica, centered in the Yucatán peninsula, becomes one of the most dominant of the area’s regional groups, it’ll reach its peak around 500 A.D., the Mayans excel at pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and they will leave an astonishing amount of great architecture, The Romans build one of a series of ‘Saxon shore forts’ at Porchester in Hampshire, England (Castles, Palaces, and Historic Homes pg. 14)

 

254   

Origen (early church scholar) dies in Tyre, Lebanon

 

265 

Eusebius (early Christian historian) is born