Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC
Events and Trends
- 689 BC - King Sennacherib of Assyria sacks Babylon
- 687 BC - Gyges becomes king of Lydia
- 687 BC - Hezekiah succeeded by Manasseh as king of Judah
- 682 BC - Death of Zhou zhuang wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 681 BC - Zhou li wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 681 BC - Esarhaddon succeeds Sennacherib as king of Assyria.