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Seda: Voices of Iran

BCE 750-580

 750 BCE   Approximate date of the widespread use of iron in Persian region.

733 BCE   Syracuse is founded by the Greeks in Sicily.


729 BCE   Babylon is captured by the Assyrians.

721 BCE   Israel is conquered by king Shalmaneser V of Assyria.


671 BCE   Egypt is conquered by King Esarhaddon of Assyria.

651 BCE  The Egyptians expel the Assyrians from their country.

650 BCE   First reference of triremes-three rows of oars.


646 BCE   Ashurbanipal, the Assyrian king, sacks Susa and ends Elamite supremacy.

645 BCE  Psamtik recaptures Thebes from the Assyrians.

640 BCE  Persia becomes a vassal state of Media.  The kingdom of Macedon is founded.


630 BCE   The prophet Zoroaster is born.

620 BCE   Greek colonies are founded in Egypt.

612 BCE  Nineveh is sacked by the Babylonians and the Medes. The Assyrian empire collapses.

605 BCE   The Babylonians under prince Nebuchadnezzar defeat the Egyptians at the Battle of Carchemish.

Nebuchadnezzar as interpreted by William Blake

604 BCE  Nebuchadnezzar is crowned king of Babylon.

600 BCE  The Etruscan league of cities is formed in northern Italy.

597 BCE  Nebuchadnezzar captures Jerusalem.

585 BCE The "Battle of the Eclipse" which ended the inconclusive 15 year war between the Median and Lydian empires.  Calculated as occurring on the afternoon of May 25, 585 BC.

580 BCE  The Carthaginians defeat the settling Greeks at Lilybaeum, Sicily.


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