790s BC

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The 790s BC witnessed the surging power of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, albeit a brief moment of weakness following in subsequent decades, the further decadence of Egypt, and the beginnings of civilization with the rise of the city-states in Ancient Greece.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 9th century BC8th century BC7th century BC
Decades: 820s BC 810s BC 800s BC790s BC780s BC 770s BC 760s BC
Years: 799 BC 798 BC 797 BC 796 BC 795 BC 794 BC 793 BC 792 BC 791 BC 790 BC
790s BC-related

Events and trends[edit]

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.

Significant people[edit]

Contemporaries of future importance[edit]

  • Jonah of Israel, future prophet (according to Bible)
  • Amos of Israel, future prophet and author of the Book of Amos (according to Bible)


  1. ^ "midbabylon". Archived from the original on 2009-10-19.