# 7th century BC

(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)

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2 Significant persons 3 Inventions, discoveries, introductions |

## 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

- Hezekiah of the Kingdom of Judah (reigned 715 - 687 BC).
- Sennacherib, King of Assyria and conqueror of Babylon (705 - 681 BC).
- Gyges of Lydia (reigned 687 - 652 BC).
- Manasseh of Judah (reigned 687 - 643 BC).
- Esarhaddon, King of Assyria and conqueror of Egypt (reigned 681 - 669 BC).
- Archilochus of Thasos, poet (c. 680 - 645 BC).
- Josiah of the Kingdom of Judah (reigned 641-609 BC).
- Stesichorus of Sicily, lyric poet (c. 640-555 BC).
- Solon of Athens, one of the Seven Sages of Greece (638 - 558 BC).
- Thales of Miletus, Greek mathematician. (635 - 543 BC).
- Sappho of Lesbos, Ancient Greek poet.
- Zarathushtra, founding figure of Zoroastrianism.

## Inventions, discoveries, introductions

- First coins used by Lydians
- Iron allegedly discovered in China