|Centuries:||1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century|
|Decades:||30s 40s 50s – 60s – 70s 80s 90s|
|Years:||57 58 59 – 60 – 61 62 63|
|60 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||813|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1784 – −1783|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||己未年 (Earth Goat)
2756 or 2696
— to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
2757 or 2697
|Coptic calendar||−224 – −223|
|- Vikram Samvat||116–117|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3161–3162|
|Igbo calendar||−940 – −939|
|Iranian calendar||562 BP – 561 BP|
|Islamic calendar||579 BH – 578 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1852 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||603|
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Year 60 (LX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Caesar and Afer (or, less frequently, year 813 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 60 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- The Roxolani are defeated on the Danube by the Romans.
- Emperor Nero sends an expedition to explore the historical city Meroë (Sudan).
- Vitellius is (possibly) proconsul of Africa.
- Agrippa II of the Herodians rules the northeast of Judea.
- The following events in Roman Britain (Britannia) take place in 60 or 61:
- Gaius Suetonius Paulinus, Roman governor of Britain, captures the island of Mona (Anglesey), the last stronghold of the druids.
- Prasutagus, king of the Iceni (in modern East Anglia), dies leaving a will which passes his kingdom to his two daughters and emperor Nero. The Roman army however annexes the kingdom as if conquered, depriving the nobles of their hereditary lands and plundering the land. The king's widow, Boudica, is flogged and forced to watch their daughters publicly raped. Roman financiers, including Seneca the Younger, call in their loans.
- Boudica leads a rebellion of the Iceni against Roman rule in alliance with the Trinovantes, Cornovii, Durotriges and Celtic Britons. The Iceni and Trinovantes first destroy the Roman capital Camulodunum (Colchester), wipe out the infantry of the Legio IX Hispana (commanded by Quintus Petillius Cerialis) and go on to burn Londinium (London) (probably destroying London Bridge) and Verulamium (St Albans), in all cases massacring the inhabitants in thousands.
- Paulinus defeats the rebels at the Battle of Watling Street using a flying wedge formation, and imposes wide-ranging punishments on native Britons and the Romanization of Britain continues. Boudica either poisons herself or falls sick and dies.
- The First Epistle of Peter, if by Saint Peter, is probably written between this year and c. 64.
- Paul of Tarsus journeys to Rome, but is shipwrecked at Malta. He stays for three months and converts Publius, the first Bishop of Malta.
Art and science
- Hero of Alexandria writes Metrica, Mechanics, and Pneumatics.
- 60–79 – House of the Vettii, Pompeii, is rebuilt.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 16–20. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Tacitus, Annals 14.30.
- Tacitus, Annals 14.31.
- Cassius Dio, Roman History 62.2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 47. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Tacitus, Annals.
- Cassius Dio, Roman History.