Centuries: 6th century BC -

**5th century BC**- 4th century BC

Decades: 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC - **480s BC** - 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC

Years: 489 BC 488 BC 487 BC 486 BC 485 BC - **484 BC** - 483 BC 482 BC 481 BC 480 BC 479 BC

**Events**

- Aeschylus, Athenian playwright, won Athenian Prize
- Xerxes I abolished the Kingdom of Babel and took away the golden statue of Bel (Marduk, Merodach).
- Persians regain control of Egypt.

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**Deaths**