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29,000-25,000 bce The Venus of Dolni, possibly the oldest evidence of divination, was created

3000 bce The oldest known dice were created in ancient Iran, dice were used for both gaming and divination

The approximate date when the Indians developed palmistry

The approximate date when the Chinese began practicing divination by interpreting the cracks on shoulder blade bones thrown in a fire

3rd millennium bce The Hero Gilgamesh, who follows his dreams, is written about by the Sumerians

2200 bce The Sumerian king Gudea has his dream recorded

2050-790 bce The Egyptians create the first known dream books

1792-1750 bce The reign of Hammurabi, during which the first astrological texts were written

1766-1050 bce The Shang Dynasty in China in which the Chinese zodiac and divination with turtle shells developed

1500-1000 bce The Vedas, the sacred books of Hinduism, which contain dream divination, are written in India

1500-400 bce The Old Testament of the Bible is written by the Hebrews and contains accounts of prophecy, dream interpretation, and the casting of lots

1050-256 bce The Zhou or Chou Dynasty rules China and the I Ching, the Chinese classic of divination, is written

1020 bce Chou Kung's Book of Auspicious and Inauspicious Dreams is written in China

900 bce-393 ce The oracle of Delphi operates in Greece

605-562 bce The life of the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, who had his dream interpreted by Daniel

600 bce Assyrians create the 12 signs of the zodiac and the first astrological natal charts

Between 580 and 572 to between 500 and 490 bce The life of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, whose theories about the qualities of numbers become the basis for numerology

500 bce Greeks begin to create dream books

470-399 bce The life of Socrates, whom the oracle of Delphi declared "the wisest of men"

300 bce Rome increases the number of augurs from three to nine

1 ce According to Christian legend, an omen called the Star of Bethlehem announces the birth of Christ, whose life was predicted by the Hebrew prophets

146-170 Hellenistic astronomer and astrologer Claudius Ptolemy wrote during this period and creates his model of the cosmos

150-200 The Germanic peoples of Northern Europe develop the runic alphabet, which was used for divination as well as magical inscriptions and calendars

312 Roman emperor Constantine sees an omen of Christ's cross in the sky before the battle at Milvian Bridge

373-414 The life of Synesius of Cyrene, a Greek Christian, who wrote a famous dream book

832 Before an important battle with the English, the Scottish king Angus Mac Fergus sees an omen in the form of St. Andrew's cross in the sky

1410-1430 The Tarot is created in Northern Italy

1487 The Mainz Fortune-telling Book is published in Germany, the first book to mention divination with cards

1501-1576 The life ofJerome Cardan, the astrologer and physician who developed a method of reading the lines on foreheads, called metoposcopy

1555-1558 French psychic and astrologer Nostradamus publishes his predictions

1758-1828 The life of German physician Franz Joseph Gall, who developed a method of reading the human skull called phrenology

1778 French occultist Courte de Gebelin publishes the first occult theories on the Tarot

1909 The Waite-Smith Tarot, the most famous modern Tarot, is published

1914 Psychoanalyst Carl G. Jung discovers synchronicity and develops a psychological explanation for how divination works

1980s Several authors, including Ralph Blum and Stephen Flowers, develop a modern system of runic divination

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