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  600s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 rump Assyrian state of Ashur-uballit II.
609 BC - The Babylonians defeat the Assyrian army of Ashur-uballit II and capture Harran.
607 BC - Death of Zhou kuang wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
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 580s BC
586 BC - Kingdom of Judah comes to an end as Babylonians siege and conquer the land, destroy the Temple of Jerusalem and exile the land's remaining inhabitants.
586 BC - Death of Zhou ding wang[?], King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
582 BC - Birth of Pythagoras in Samos, Greek philosopher and mathematician (+ 496 BC).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/58/585_BC.html   (146 words)

 640s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
649 BC - Indabigash succeeds Tammaritu as a king of the Elamite Empire.
645 BC - Death of Guan Zhong, Prime Minister of the Chinese state of Qi.
643 BC - Death of Manasseh of Judah.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/640s_BC   (212 words)

 560s BC - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
560 BC - Pisistratus seizes the Acropolis of Athens and declares himself tyrant.
560 BC - Birth of Nabu-rimanni in Babylonia, Chaldean astronomer and mathematician (+ 480 BC) (approximate date).
569 BC - Birth of Pythagoras on the Island of Samos, visionary mathematician (+ 475 BC) (approximate date).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/563_BC   (240 words)

 620s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
627 BC - Death of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria; he is succeeded by Assur-etel-ilani (approximate date).
623 BC - Sin-shar-ishkun succeeds his brother Assur-etel-ilani as king of Assyria (approximate date).
622 BC or 621 BC - Text of Deuteronomy found in the Temple in Jerusalem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/620s_BC   (141 words)

 Greek Theater - Crystalinks
The dithyrambs may have begun as frenzied improvisations but in the 600s BC, the poet Arion is credited with developing the dithyramb into a formalized narrative sung by a chorus.
Then, in the 500s BC, a poet named Thespis is credited with innovating a new style in which a solo actor performed the speeches of the characters in the narrative (using masks to distinguish between the different characters).
By the 5th century BC, theatre had become formalized and was a major part of Athenian culture and civic pride, and this century is normally regarded as the Golden Age of Greek drama.
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 Pisistratus - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Later, Megacles was angered by the fact that Peisistratos refused to have children with his daughter, and Peisistratos was again exiled in 556 BC by Lycurgus and Megacles.
He returned to Athens in 546 BC with a considerable force and regained power with the support of Lygdamos of Naxos.
Athenian coinage was introduced by about 550 BC, and may reflect policy of his, though there is no reference in contemporary documents to such.
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 CalendarHome.com - 6th century BC - Calendar Encyclopedia
The 5th and 6th centuries BC were a time of empires, but more importantly, a time of learning and philosophy.
Solon of Athens, one of the Seven Sages of Greece (638–558 BC).
Pisistratus, Tyrant of Athens in 561, 559–556 and 546–528 BC.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /6th_century_BC.htm   (396 words)

 Ancient Greek warfare
Also, men tended to drift to their right for the protection of the shield held by that man. The solution to this problem was to place the strongest and most adroit fighters on the right flank to keep the unit from drifting on a battlefield.
By the end of the 6th century BC almost every polis had been permanently decided as either an oligarchy or a democracy, and so the men of a polis became the army of that polis, not the army of a given tyrant who sought after power.
When news of this reached the Ionians, the image of their rulers only became more barbaric, and sharp tension in 500 BC led to a 499 revolt, which was aided by twenty Athenian ships given at great cost, since Athens was, at the time, at war with Aegina.
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 People from all over the world trickle into the Americas over millennia, crossing both seas and arctic wastes; rising ...
Approximately 6,200 BC-5,800 BC: The Northern Atlantic is cooled by 6 to 15 degrees due to collapsing ice dams in North America releasing enormous floods of icy water into the sea
Approximately 6,000 BC: Nomadic hunters of high plains worldwide may now be moving to the lowlands...
Approximately 1,500 BC: The Olmecs populate the Mexican Gulf coast; a Chinese expedition seems to record a trip to North America (and an encounter with a mammoth)
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 Library (institution) - MSN Encarta
Diodorus Siculus, a Greek historian of the 1st century BC, described a library of sacred texts at Thebes in the mortuary temple of Egyptian king Ramses II (ruler from 1290 to 1224 BC).
In the 500s bc Pisistratus, who ruled Athens, and Polycrates, the ruler of Sámos, both began constructing what could be considered public libraries.
According to legend, Alexandrian ruler Ptolemy II banned the export of papyrus from Egypt because he was jealous of the competing library in Pergamum.
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 Testimonials   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
604 BC Daniel 635-536 BC Aesopís Fables 600 BC ekiel 597-571 BC Judahís Captivity by Babylon (stage 2) 597 BC Judahís Captivity by Babylon (stage 3) 586 BC Shadrach, Meshack, and Abed-nego 575 BC Pythagoras 566 BC Temple of Diana (Artemis) 550 BC Belshazzar and the Fall of Babylon c.
Diogenes died 320 BC Zeno 335-263 BC Pyrrhus 318-272 BC The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria c.
The Rosetta Stone 196 BC Hipparchus 190 BC Publius Cornelius Scipio 185-129 BC Antiochus Epiphanies and The Maccabean Revolt 167-143 BC Tiberius and Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (The Gracchi) 163-121 BC Gaius Marius 155-86 BC Fall of Greece c.
www.triggermemorysystem.com /timelineCtoC.html   (1004 words)

 Greek theatre
In the 600s BC, the poet Arion is credited with developing the dithyramb into a formalized narrative sung by a chorus.
Then in 534 BC, a man named Thespis is credited with playing the role of the main character in a narrative.
By the fifth century BC, theatre had become formalized and was a major part of Athenian culture and civic pride.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/LX/GreekTheater.html   (1502 words)

 6th century BC - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - other decades)
Ruin of the Kingdom of Judah and the destruction of the First Temple (586 BC), return of the Jews several decades later (538 BC).
Solon of Athens, one of the Seven Sages of Greece (638 - 558 BC).
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/6/6t/6th_century_bc.html   (335 words)

 Help.com - 586 bc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
589 BC - Apries succeeds Psammetichus II as king of Egypt.
May 28, 585 BC - A solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Thales, while Alyattes II is battling Cyaxares.
585/584 BC - Astyages succeeds Cyaxares as King of the Medes.
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 600s BC
604 BC - Nebuchadnezzar became the ruler of the Chaldeans[?] of Babylon
600 BC - Foundation of Japan by the Emperor Jimmu[?]
600 BC - Foundation of Milan by Celts?
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/60/606_BC.html   (134 words)

 The Holy Sixth Century
The Dionysus, Demeter, Orpheus, Isis, Kybele, Mithra, etc. of 300 BC are fundamentally different from the ones of five hundred years previous.
The Miliseans and Ephesians of the 500s BC may indeed have been true heroes and intellectual giants who uncovered and invented the beautiful institution of wholly legitimate and highly efficacious logic and problem solving.
But by 500 BC or before, there was already a battle royal for the "soul" of man being waged in Athens, Attica, Ionia, Greece, and the world.
rebirthofreason.com /Articles/Zantonavitch/The_Holy_Sixth_Century.shtml   (2036 words)

 650s BC - Wikipedia Light!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
653 BC Atta-Khumma-In-Shushinak and Khumbanigash II succeed Shilhak-In-Shushinak and Tempti-Khumma-In-Shushinak as kings of the Elamite Empire
650 BC - The town of Abdera in Thrace is founded by colonists from Clazomenae.
650 BC - a climate change affects all the Bronze Age cultures in Europe with colder and wetter climate, and tribes from the Scandinavian Nordic Bronze Age cultures are pushed downwards into the European continent.
godseye.com /wiki/index.php?title=650s_BC   (250 words)

 Bible Archaeology
In fact, Jeroboam made it the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel in the 10th century BC (1 Kings 12:25).
Excavations in the north have also revealed the city of Dan, which was a Canaanite stronghold conquered by Israel (specifically, the tribe of Dan) around 1150 BC (Judges 18).
In the 900s BC, King Solomon fortified the city (1 Kings 4:12), and later in the 600s BC, King Josiah lost a battle to the Egyptians there.
www.allaboutarchaeology.org /bible-archaeology.htm   (805 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
4000-1500 BC Pre Talayotic Period: Humans lived in cave dwellings ranging from the oldest known natural settlement on the Balearics, la Cueva de Muleta in Northwestern Mallorca.
Cave and rock shelter dwellings are abandoned in favor of man-made dwellings exposed to the elements (as an intermediate stage people lived in man-made caves).
In the mid 600s BC the Carthaginians make Mallorca and Menorca major shipping centers, but interaction with natives beyond trading was minimal.
www.duke.edu /~jpw5/arch/general1.html   (273 words)

 Unit 3 - The Former Prophets
In 2 Kings 17:1-6, the Northern Kingdom of Israel is decimated by the Assyrians (721 BC).
In 734 BC, Israel joined forces with another petty kingdom to the north known as Syria (also known by the name of its capital city Damascus) against the Assyrians.
In the late 600s BC, the Babylonians (often called "Caldeans" in the Bible) replaced the Assyrians as the major empire of the Ancient Near East.
www.calbaptist.edu /jcate/cst100/Unit3.htm   (8425 words)

 REFERENCE People from all over the world trickle into the Americas over millennia, crossing both seas and arctic ...
Up to around 7,000 BC Humanity is forced to maintain/feed a fire nearby 24 hours a day, seven days a week or else be forced to trade with someone else for a living flame.
Around 8,000 BC-4,000 BC the Amerind's mitochondrial DNA incorporated a particular mutation common to southeast Asian/Polynesian branches (this may signify the integration of the Polynesians in California and Mexico, and the Australians in South America, all of which had already been living in those areas for many millennia by then).
Approximately 3,000 BC- 1,200 BC (or beginning in the latter stages of the mound builders' era) a huge copper mining operation was underway on the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale in Michigan.
www.jrmooneyham.com /pamer2ref.html   (10756 words)

 Russian Life Online
Scythia was a power to be reckoned with until the latter part of the 3rd century BC when they were attacked and ultimately absorbed by Thracians from the west and Sarmatians from the east.
In fact, Herodotus claims that the Sarmatians were allies of the Scythians in their resistance of Darius' attempts to expand the Persian Empire to the southern Russian steppes during the 600s BC.
Their westward expansion continued to the 300s BC as powerful Sarmatian tribes occupied lands from the southern Urals to the lower Don and Kuban Rivers.
www.rispubs.com /article.cfm?Number=151   (789 words)

 Roots of American Law
The Code of Lipit-Ishtar of Isin dates from around 1850 BC, and the Code of Hammurabi from around 1780 BC Jewish law, as embodied in the Mosaic Code, dates from the 13th century BC.
By the seventh century BC, it is believed, most of the Greek city-states possessed written law codes, attributed either to a ruler or to a commissioned compiler.
Hammurabi (c 2250 BC), founder of the Babylonian empire, is known as the author of a famous law code.
members.tripod.com /~candst/histlaw.htm   (3502 words)

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