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Millennium: 1st millennium
610 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar610
Ab urbe condita1363
Armenian calendar59
Assyrian calendar5360
Balinese saka calendar531–532
Bengali calendar17
Berber calendar1560
Buddhist calendar1154
Burmese calendar−28
Byzantine calendar6118–6119
Chinese calendar己巳年 (Earth Snake)
3306 or 3246
    — to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
3307 or 3247
Coptic calendar326–327
Discordian calendar1776
Ethiopian calendar602–603
Hebrew calendar4370–4371
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat666–667
 - Shaka Samvat531–532
 - Kali Yuga3710–3711
Holocene calendar10610
Iranian calendar12 BP – 11 BP
Islamic calendar12 BH – 11 BH
Japanese calendarN/A
Javanese calendar499–501
Julian calendar610
Korean calendar2943
Minguo calendar1302 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−858
Seleucid era921/922 AG
Thai solar calendar1152–1153
Tibetan calendar阴土蛇年
(female Earth-Snake)
736 or 355 or −417
    — to —
(male Iron-Horse)
737 or 356 or −416
Emperor Heraclius (610–641)

Year 610 (DCX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 610th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 610th year of the 1st millennium, the 10th year of the 7th century, and the 1st year of the 610s decade. The denomination 610 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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Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • October 4Heraclian revolt: Heraclius arrives with a fleet from Africa at Constantinople. Assisted by an uprising in the capital, he overthrows and personally beheads Emperor Phocas. Heraclius gains the throne with help from his father Heraclius the Elder. His first major act is to change the official language of the Eastern Roman Empire from Latin to Greek (already the language of the vast majority of the population). Because of this, after AD 610, the Empire is customarily referred to as the Byzantine Empire (the term Byzantine is a modern term invented by historians in the 18th century; the people of the Empire itself always referred to themselves as "Ρωμαῖος" — tr. Rōmaios, Roman).



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Arts and sciences[edit]

  • Paper technology is imported into Japan from China by the Korean Buddhist priest, Dam Jing (approximate date).





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