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white button  The oldest account of pirates was of a ship attack in North Africa during the Ancient Greek and Roman age
white button  In the 3rd century BC, pirate attacks on Olympus in Lycia brought impoverishment
white button  As early as 258 AD, the Gothic-Herulic fleet ravaged towns on the coasts of the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara
white button  In medieval Europe the Vikings from Scandinavia raided between the 8th and 12th centuries
white button  In the Late Middle Ages, the Frisian pirates fought against Emperor Charles V with some success
white button  In the 9th century, Moorish pirate havens were placed along the coast of southern France and northern Italy
white button  From 824 to 961 Arab pirates raided the entire Mediterranean
white button  Narentines continued raiding Venetian waters against the Italians in 887–888
white button  Viking raiders plundered countries of Western Europe between 700 and 1100
white button  Between 10th and 14th century, many European countries formed alliances to deter of pirate attacks
white button  English cities formed defenses in 1300s combating pirate attacks on ships and cities
white button  French and English combined forces against African based pirates at the end of 14th century
white button  Continued trade between Europe and India in 15th century was responsible for more acts of piracy
white button  The first Golden Age of Piracy begant around 1650 by more trade and buccaneers left the Caribbean
white button  Blackbeard and Bartholomew Roberts plundered many ships and killed countless victims in early 1700s
white button  By 1730 international anti-piracy laws finally ended the Golden Age of Piracy
white button  At the end of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe in 1815 some sailors returned to piracy
white button  At this time a new pirate empire in China, had more than 600 pirate junks and 30,000 men
white button  1990s attacks on shipping returned in Somalia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, West Africa, the Philipines, Brazil, Columbia and Venezuala.