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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||10th century BC – 9th century BC – 8th century BC|
|Decades:||900s BC 890s BC 880s BC – 870s BC – 860s BC 850s BC 840s BC|
|Years:||879 BC 878 BC 877 BC 876 BC 875 BC 874 BC 873 BC 872 BC 871 BC 870 BC|
|Births – Deaths|
Events and trends
- 879 BC—Death of Zhou yi wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 879 BC—Kalhu is dedicated. Some historians say that Assurnasirpal II gives a banquet for 69,574 persons to celebrate it.
- 878 BC—Zhou li wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 877 BC—Parshvanatha, the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism was born in India.
- 874 BC—Shoshenq II succeeds Takelot I as king of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt.
- 874 BC—Ahab becomes king of Israel (approximate date).
- 872 BC—An exceptionally high flood of the Nile covers the floors of the Temple of Luxor.
- 872 BC—Osorkon II succeeds Shoshenq II as king of the Twenty-second dynasty of Egypt.
- Sangave, Dr. Vilas Adinath (2001). Facets of Jainology: Selected Research Papers on Jain Society, Religion, and Culture. Mumbai: Popular Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-7154-839-2.
- Fisher, Mary Pat (1997). Living Religions: An Encyclopedia of the World's Faiths. London: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 1-86064-148-2.