|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|147 BC by topic|
Year 147 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Aemilianus and Drusus (or, less frequently, year 607 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 147 BC 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.
- Corlea Trackway completed.
- Scipio Aemilianus takes command in the Battle of Carthage. He built a mole across the gulf into the harbour, the Carthaginians dug a canal from their inner harbour basin to the coast and put to sea with a full fleet, but they are defeated in a naval engagement.
- Carthage recalled from exile an able general, named Hasdrubal, who organized their solid defences. Against the 45-foot (13.7 m) city walls, the Romans made slow progress.
- In Lusitania, Hispania, the Celtic king Viriathus, rallies Lusitanian resistance to Rome.
- Lokaksema, a Buddhist monk from Gandhara (modern Pakistan/Afghanistan), Yuezhi in ethnicity, the first to translate Mahayana scriptures into the Chinese language during the Han Dynasty