530 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
530 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 530 BC
Ab urbe condita 224
Ancient Egypt era XXVI dynasty, 135
- Pharaoh Amasis II, 41
Ancient Greek era 62nd Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4221
Bengali calendar −1122
Berber calendar 421
Buddhist calendar 15
Burmese calendar −1167
Byzantine calendar 4979–4980
Chinese calendar 庚午(Metal Horse)
2167 or 2107
    — to —
辛未年 (Metal Goat)
2168 or 2108
Coptic calendar −813 – −812
Discordian calendar 637
Ethiopian calendar −537 – −536
Hebrew calendar 3231–3232
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −473 – −472
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2571–2572
Holocene calendar 9471
Iranian calendar 1151 BP – 1150 BP
Islamic calendar 1186 BH – 1185 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1804
Minguo calendar 2441 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1997
Thai solar calendar 13–14

The year 530 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 224 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 530 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.


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Art and architecture[edit]

  • The Temple of Apollo at Delphi is built (approximate date).
  • Peplos Kore, from the Acropolis in Athens, is made. It is now at Acropolis Museum, Athens (approximate date).
  • Kroisos Kouros, from a cemetery at Anavysos near Athens, is made. It is now at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens (approximate date).
  • The Siphnian Treasury in Delphi is begun (approximate date).
  • Battle between the Gods and the Giants, fragments of the north frieze of the Siphnian Treasury, from the Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi, is begun (approximate date). It is now at the Delphi Archaeological Museum.