600 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
600 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 600 BC
Ab urbe condita 154
Ancient Egypt era XXVI dynasty, 65
- Pharaoh Necho II, 11
Ancient Greek era 45th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4151
Bengali calendar −1192
Berber calendar 351
Buddhist calendar −55
Burmese calendar −1237
Byzantine calendar 4909–4910
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
2097 or 2037
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2098 or 2038
Coptic calendar −883 – −882
Discordian calendar 567
Ethiopian calendar −607 – −606
Hebrew calendar 3161–3162
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −543 – −542
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2501–2502
Holocene calendar 9401
Iranian calendar 1221 BP – 1220 BP
Islamic calendar 1259 BH – 1257 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1734
Minguo calendar 2511 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −2067
Thai solar calendar −57 – −56


By place[edit]

Middle East[edit]

Western Europe[edit]

  • The first dwelling at Emain Macha (now Navan Fort) is built (approximate date).
  • Milan is founded by Celts.
  • Capua is founded.
  • Pompeii is founded. (approximate date)
  • The Etruscans seize possession of Rome, making it into a prosperous trade center. (approximate date)
  • Victorious over the Carthaginians in a naval battle, the Greeks of Phocaea establish the city Marseille in today's France.
  • Athens is suffering severe economic problems. (approximate date)

North America[edit]

  • The calendrical system begins appearing in areas with strong Olmec influence, continuing to appear until 500 BC. (approximate date)
  • Construction on the largest Indian mound at Cahokia, near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, is begun, continuing until 200 AD. (approximate date)

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Art and architecture[edit]