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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||11th century BC – 10th century BC – 9th century BC|
|Decades:||1000s BC 990s BC 980s BC – 970s BC – 960s BC 950s BC 940s BC|
|Years:||979 BC 978 BC 977 BC 976 BC 975 BC 974 BC 973 BC 972 BC 971 BC 970 BC|
Events and trends
- 978 BC—Siamun succeeds Osorkon the Elder as king of Egypt.
- Possible date of the death of King David.