|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC|
|Decades:||560s BC 550s BC 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC|
|Years:|| 539 BC 538 BC 537 BC 536 BC 535 BC|
534 BC 533 BC 532 BC 531 BC 530 BC
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trendsEdit
- 539 BC — Babylon is conquered by Cyrus, defeating Nabonidus; noted in such documents as that of Africanus, Ptolemy, Eusebius, and Diodorus.
- c. 538 BC — Return of some Jews from Babylonian exile who build the Second Temple about seventy years after the destruction of the First Temple, from 520–516 BC; This account is noted in the Old Testament of the Bible at 2 Chronicles 36:20-23 and Ezra 1:1-5. The year 538 BCE also begins the reign of the Medo-Persian King Cyrus the Great, according to Biblical writer of 2 Chronicles 36:22.
- 537 BC — Jews transported to Babylon are allowed to return to Jerusalem, bringing to a close the Babylonian captivity; They had been exiled 70 years before hand, according to the prophecy of the Biblical Prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25: 8-12)
- 536 BC — According to tradition, the Biblical prophet Daniel receives an angelic visitor. see Daniel 10:4;
- 534 BC — Lucius Tarquinius Superbus becomes seventh King of Rome, after murdering the sixth king Servius Tullius.
- 534 BC — Competitions for tragedy are instituted at the City Dionysia festival in Athens.
- 530 BC — Cyrus II dies.
- 530 BC — Cambyses starts to rule in Persia.
- c. 530 BC — Temple of Apollo at Delphi is built.
- c. 530 BC — Peplos Kore, from the Acropolis, Athens, is made. It is now at Acropolis Museum, Athens.
- c. 530 BC — Kroisos(?) Kuoros, from a cemetery at Anavysos, near Athens is made. It is now at National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
- c. 530 BC — 525 BC — Siphnian Treasury, Delphi, is built.
- c. 530 BC — 525 BC — Battle between the Gods and the Giants, fragments of the north frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, from the Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, is made. It is now at Archaeological Museum, Delphi.
- 539 BC/538 BC — Death of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon
- c. 535 BC — Birth of Heraclitus of Ephesus, Greek philosopher
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