Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC
Events and Trends
- Fall of the Assyrian Empire and Rise of Babylon
- 609 BC - King Josiah of Judah dies in the Battle of Megiddo against Pharaoh Necho II of Egypt
- 607 BC - Death of Zhou kuang wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 606 BC - Zhou ding wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China
- 606 BC - Battle of Carchemish
- 604 BC - Nebuchadnezzar became the ruler of the Chaldeans of Babylon
- 600 BC - Foundation of Capua
- 600 BC - Foundation of Milan by Celts?
- 600 BC - Foundation of Marseille by Phoceans
- 600 BC - Smyrna sacked and destroyed
- 600 BC - Nebuchadnezzar builds the Hanging Gardens of Babylon