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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||10th century BC – 9th century BC – 8th century BC|
|Decades:||900s BC 890s BC 880s BC – 870s BC – 860s BC 850s BC 840s BC|
|Years:||879 BC 878 BC 877 BC 876 BC 875 BC 874 BC 873 BC 872 BC 871 BC 870 BC|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
Events and trends
- 879 BC—Death of Zhou yi wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 879 BC—Kalhu is dedicated. Some historians say that Assurnasirpal II gives a banquet for 69,574 persons to celebrate it.
- 878 BC—Zhou li wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 877 BC—Parshva, the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism was born in India.
- 874 BC—Shoshenq II succeeds Takelot I as king of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt.
- 874 BC—Ahab becomes king of Israel (approximate date).
- 872 BC—An exceptionally high flood of the Nile covers the floors of the Temple of Luxor.
- 872 BC—Osorkon II succeeds Shoshenq II as king of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt.