The first great civilization of Greece started on Crete.
[....]"[Based on: BBC News article (Scotland's 'earliest face' found) - Page last updated at GMT, Friday, 21 August 2009 UK] *Link: Trivia / Minoan Civilization - "Bronze Age civilization, centring on the island of Crete. It is divided into three periods: the early Minoan period [c.3000-2200 B. The island has many myths surrounding it: here, the Minotaur was defeated by Theseus, Daedalus and Icarus worked here.
One of the most famous astrologers in China was Tsou Yen who lived in around 300 BC, and who wrote: 'When some new dynasty is going to arise, heaven exhibits auspicious signs for the people'. They spoke a language entirely unrelated to Sumerian, one of a group we call 'Semitic' today, because the people who speak it are described, in the Bible, as having been descended from Shem, the oldest son of Noah." *Trivia: "[....] The spread of Akkadian as the language of administration throughout the Near East led to contacts with Indo-European languages and also facilitated the borrowing of hundreds of its lexical items by languages like Hebrew. - Trivia / Cuneiform - "It is estimated that 99 percent of the Babylonian tablets have yet to be dug. 'Also older sites that are as old as 5000 years have been found and a distinctive pattern can be seen within the area that stretches from Liwa to Gyal as Shabol," pointed out the Omani archaeology expert.
Astrology in China also became combined with the Chinese form of geomancy known as Feng shui.- "The Longshan (or Lung-shan) culture [龙山文化 Lngshān wnhu], also sometimes referred to as the Black Pottery Culture, was a late Neolithic culture in the middle and lower Yellow River valley areas of northern China, dated from about 3000 to 2000 BC. [....]" [Based on: A History of the Hebrew Language, Angel Saenz-Badillos, 2000 edition, p. [...] She also pointed out that earlier excavations in Sohar had unearthed proofs of Oman's connections both with India, China and the city states of Mesopotamia.
At the end of the second millennium the Canaanite and Aramaic groups emerged within Northwest Semitic.
In the south, differences developed among the Arabic (North Arabian), South Arabian, and Ethiopic.