|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC|
|Decades:||630s BC 620s BC 610s BC - 600s BC - 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC|
|Years:|| 609 BC 608 BC 607 BC 606 BC 605 BC|
604 BC 603 BC 602 BC 601 BC 600 BC
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trendsEdit
- 609 BC — King Josiah of Judah dies in the Battle of Megiddo against Pharaoh Necho II of Egypt, who is on his way north to aid the Assyrian state of Ashur-uballit II.
- 609 BC — The Babylonians defeat the Assyrian army of Ashur-uballit II and capture Harran. Ashur-uballit, the last Assyrian king, disappears from history.
- 609 BC — Jehoahaz succeeds his father Josiah as King of Judah, but is quickly deposed by Necho, who installs Jehoahaz's brother Jehoiakim in his place.
- 607 BC — Death of Zhou Kuang Wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 607 BC — King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon captures Jerusalem.
- 606 BC — Zhou Ding Wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 605 BC — Battle of Carchemish: Crown Prince Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon defeats the army of Necho II of Egypt, securing the Babylonian conquest of Assyria. The Babylonians pursue through Syria and Palestine.
- 605 BC — Nebuchadrezzar II succeeds his father Nabopolassar as King of Babylon.
- 600 BC — Radiocarbon dating for first circular inhabitation enclosure at Emain Macha.
- 600 BC — Foundation of Armenia.
- 600 BC — Foundation of Capua.
- 600 BC — Foundation of Milan by Celts (approximate date).
- 600 BC — Foundation of Marseille by Phoceans (traditional date).
- 600 BC — Smyrna sacked and destroyed.
- 600 BC — Nebuchadrezzar builds the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
- c. 600 BC — Orientalizing period of vases ends in Ancient Greece.
- c. 600 BC — Archaic period of sculpture starts in Ancient Greece.
- c. 600 BC — Pitcher (olpe), from Corinth, is made. It is now at The British Museum, London.
- c. 600 BC–580 BC — Temple of Artemis, Korkyra (Corfu) is built.
- c. 600 BC — Pompeii is founded.
- c. 600 BC — Zarathustra's religion becomes popular in Persia.
- c. 600 BC - 200 AD - Mound at Cahokia, near East St. Louis, Illinois is built. It is the largest one.
- 600 BC — Birth of King Cambyses I of Anshan, head of the Achaemenid dynasty (approximate date)
- c. 600 BC — Thales, Greek philosopher
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