500 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
500 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar500 BC
CDXCIX BC
Ab urbe condita254
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 26
- PharaohDarius I of Persia, 22
Ancient Greek era70th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4251
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1092
Berber calendar451
Buddhist calendar45
Burmese calendar−1137
Byzantine calendar5009–5010
Chinese calendar庚子(Metal Rat)
2197 or 2137
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
2198 or 2138
Coptic calendar−783 – −782
Discordian calendar667
Ethiopian calendar−507 – −506
Hebrew calendar3261–3262
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−443 – −442
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2601–2602
Holocene calendar9501
Iranian calendar1121 BP – 1120 BP
Islamic calendar1155 BH – 1154 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1834
Minguo calendar2411 before ROC
民前2411年
Nanakshahi calendar−1967
Thai solar calendar43–44
Tibetan calendar阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
−373 or −754 or −1526
    — to —
阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
−372 or −753 or −1525

The year 500 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Camerinus and Longus (or, less frequently, year 254 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 500 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Europe[edit]

Africa[edit]

  • Bantu-speaking people migrate into south-west Uganda from Northeastern Africa. (approximate date)
  • The Hutu tribe begins around this time, in Middle and Southern Africa.
  • approximate date

Asia[edit]

Mesoamerica[edit]

  • The oldest known Zapotec writing appears (approximate date).
  • The Olmecs establish Monte Albán, the sacred city, and continue building pyramids. Founded toward the end of the Middle Formative period at around 500 BC, by the Terminal Formative (ca.100 BC-AD 200) Monte Albán soon becomes the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominates much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacts with other Mesoamerican regional states, such as Teotihuacan to the north (Paddock 1983; Marcus 1983).

By topic[edit]

Demographics[edit]

  • World population reaches 100,000,000[2]—the population is 85,000,000 in Eastern hemisphere and 15,000,000 in Western Hemisphere, primarily Mesoamerica (Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela).

Arts and culture[edit]

Births[edit]

How the world looked[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Civilisation of Sweden in Heathen Times".
  2. ^ an average of figures from different sources as listed at the US Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population
  3. ^ Suzuki, Jeff (2009). Mathematics in Historical Context. MAA. p. 24. ISBN 9780883855706.