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This article is about the year 68. For the number, see 68 (number). For other uses, see 68 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 30s  40s  50s  – 60s –  70s  80s  90s
Years: 65 66 676869 70 71
68 by topic
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68 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 68
Ab urbe condita 821
Assyrian calendar 4818
Bengali calendar −525
Berber calendar 1018
Buddhist calendar 612
Burmese calendar −570
Byzantine calendar 5576–5577
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
2764 or 2704
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2765 or 2705
Coptic calendar −216 – −215
Discordian calendar 1234
Ethiopian calendar 60–61
Hebrew calendar 3828–3829
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 124–125
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3168–3169
Holocene calendar 10068
Iranian calendar 554 BP – 553 BP
Islamic calendar 571 BH – 570 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 68
Korean calendar 2401
Minguo calendar 1844 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1400
Seleucid era 379/380 AG
Thai solar calendar 610–611

Year 68 (LXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Asconius and Thraculus, or the start of the Year of the Four Emperors (or, less frequently, year 821 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 68 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. These are now used throughout the world.


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  • An iron chain suspension bridge is constructed in China

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