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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||10th century BC – 9th century BC – 8th century BC|
|Decades:||890s BC 880s BC 870s BC – 860s BC – 850s BC 840s BC 830s BC|
|Years:||869 BC 868 BC 867 BC 866 BC 865 BC 864 BC 863 BC 862 BC 861 BC 860 BC|
Events and trends
- 865 BC—Kar Kalmaneser (also known as Tell Ahmar and Til Barsib), an independent Neo-Hittite kingdom located in current Syria on the banks of the Euphrates River, is conquered by the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II.
- 864 BC—Diognetus, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 28 years (beginning 892 BC), and is succeeded by his son Pherecles.
- 860 BC—The kingdom of Urartu (currently Armenia) is unified.