600 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 7th century BC6th century BC5th century BC
Decades: 630s BC  620s BC  610s BC  – 600s BC –  590s BC  580s BC  570s BC
Years: 603 BC 602 BC 601 BC600 BC599 BC 598 BC 597 BC
600 BC by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
600 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 600 BC
Ab urbe condita 154
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4151
Bahá'í calendar −2443 – −2442
Bengali calendar −1192
Berber calendar 351
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar −55
Burmese calendar −1237
Byzantine calendar 4909–4910
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
2097 or 2037
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2098 or 2038
Coptic calendar −883 – −882
Discordian calendar 567
Ethiopian calendar −607 – −606
Hebrew calendar 3161–3162
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −543 – −542
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2502–2503
Holocene calendar 9401
Igbo calendar −1599 – −1598
Iranian calendar 1221 BP – 1220 BP
Islamic calendar 1259 BH – 1257 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1734
Minguo calendar 2511 before ROC
Thai solar calendar −56


By place[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Western Europe[edit]

  • The first dwelling at Emain Macha (now Navan Fort) is built (approximate date).
  • Milan is founded by Celts.
  • Capua is founded.
  • Pompeii is founded. (approximate date)
  • The Etruscans seize possession of Rome, making it into a prosperous trade center. (approximate date)
  • Victorious over the Carthaginians in a naval battle, the Greeks of Phocaea establish the city Marseille in today's France.
  • Athens is suffering severe economic problems. (approximate date)

North America[edit]

  • The calendrical system begins appearing in areas with strong Olmec influence, continuing to appear until 500 BC. (approximate date)
  • Construction on the largest Indian mound at Cahokia, near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, is begun, continuing until 200 AD. (approximate date)

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Art and architecture[edit]