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
- 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.