8th century BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 9th century BC · 8th century BC · 7th century BC
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The 8th century BC started the first day of 800 BC and ended the last day of 701 BC.

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The 8th century BC was a period of great changes in civilizations. In Egypt, the 23rd and 24th dynasties led to rule from Nubia in the 25 Dynasty. The Neo-Assyrian Empire reaches the peak of its power, conquering the Kingdom of Israel as well as nearby countries.

Greece colonizes other regions of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. Rome] is founded in 753 BC, and the Etruscan civilization expands in Italy. The 8th century BC is conventionally taken as the beginning of Classical Antiquity, with the first Olympiad set at 776 BC, and the epics of Homer dated to the period. A historic solar eclipse is recorded in China, 780 BC.

Iron Age India enters the later Vedic period. Vedic ritual is annotated in many priestly schools in Brahmana commentaries, and the earliest Upanishads mark the beginning of Vedanta philosophy.

Events and trendsEdit

File:Palestra at Olympia.jpg
She-wolf suckles Romulus and Remus

The ancient bronze Capitoline Wolf suckles the infant twins Romulus and Remus, the twins added in the 16th century. They were the legendary founder of Rome

Sargon II and dignitary

Sargon II, King of Assyria and conqueror of the Kingdom of Israel, depicted here with a dignitary

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