7th Century BC - Ancient History Timeline

700 - 600 BC

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700 BC Achaemenes, first king of Parsa

695 Cimmerians invade Phrygia

689 Assyrians destroy Babylon and flood the whole area

687 Manasseh becomes king of Judah till 642

685 Gyges founds the Mermnad dynasty in Lydia

685 Assyrians destroy Memphis and Thebes

683 Athens ends its rule of hereditary kings replaced by chosen archons

682 Judah surrenders to Assyria

672 First recorded exploration of Africa by Phoenicians

671 Assyrian rule in Egypt, Esarhaddon captures Memphis

669 Assurbanipal becomes king of Assyria

668 Assyrian Empire at its greatest extent

667 The Nubian Dynasty comes to an end

663 Egypt becomes independent, 26th dynasty is the last great period

663 Assurbanipal sacks Thebes in Egypt

652 Babylonians rebel against their Assyrian rulers

651 Cimmerian invaders driven from Lydia by Ardys

650 Cimmerian invaders plow through Syria and Palestine

650 Coinage invented in Lydia

650 Oracle of Delphi reaches the height of its influence

642 Amon becomes king of Judah till 640

640 Josiah becomes king of Judah till 609

640 Macedonia founded by Perdiccas

630 Birth of Zoroaster, founder of the Persian religion

628 Zephaniah is a prophet in Judah till 622

625 Etruscan influence reaches Rome and Rome expands

626 Chaldaean king Nabopolassar takes Babylon throne from Assyria

626 Jeremiah is a prophet in Judah till 586

621 Athens first written laws by Dracon (regarded as severe)

616 Tarquin kings rule Rome

615 Cyaxares of Media allies with Nabopolassar of Babylon against Assyria

612 Babylon, Medes, and Scythians destroy Assyria; Nineveh falls

612 Nahum is a prophet in Judah

609 Johoikim (Eliakim) becomes king of Judah till 598

609 Assyrian Empire comes to an end

609 Babylonian empire reaches to the borders of Egypt

608 Pharaoh Necho defeats and kills Josiah at the battle of Megiddo

605 Nebuchadnezzar II becomes king of Babylon

605 Nebuchadnezzar II defeats Pharaoh Necho at Carchemish in Syria

605 Habakkuk is a prophet in Judah

605 Alyattes rules Lydia

604 Nebuchadnezzar II rebuilds Babylon

605 Nebuchadnezzar II captures Jerusalem and takes many Hebrews into exile

605 The prophet Daniel is taken to Babylon

605 Judah is now under Babylonian rule

600 Many Aryian kings emerge across northern India; Mahabharata begins

600 Iron provides weapons and farming in China

600 Iron working spreads across Europe and warfare is revolutionized



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