(8th century BC - **7th century BC** - 6th century BC - other centuries)

(700s BC - 690s BC - 680s BC - 670s BC - 660s BC - 650s BC - 640s BC - 630s BC - 620s BC - 610s BC - 600s BC - other decades)

(2nd millennium BC - **1st millennium BC** - 1st millennium AD)

**Events:**

- Scythians arrived in Asia
- Collapse of Susa, end of Elamite Empire
- Assyrians conquer Egypt (674 BC - 670 BC)
- Collapse of Nineveh, end of Assyria (612 BC)
- Japanese capital founded
- Zoroastrianism founded

**Significant persons:**

- Thales of Miletus (c.625 BC - c.546 BC)
- Sappho of Lesbos
- Zarathushtra

**Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions**