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Encyclopedia > 607 BC

Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC


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600s BC: Information from Answers.com (864 words)
609 BC - King Josiah of Judah dies in the Battle of Megiddo against Pharaoh Necho II of Egypt, who is on his way north to aid the rump Assyrian state of Ashur-uballit II.
609 BC - The Babylonians defeat the Assyrian army of Ashur-uballit II and capture Harran.
607 BC - Death of Zhou Kuang Wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
Zhou Dynasty (713 words)
In 771 BC, after King You had replaced his queen with a concubine Baosi, he was then sacked by the joint force of the queen's father, who was the powerful Marquess of Shen, and the barbarians.
The capital was moved eastward in 722 BC to Luoyang in present-day Henan Province.
The first, from 722 to 481 BC, is called the Spring and Autumn Period, after a famous historical chronicle of the time; the second is known as the Warring States Period (403 BC-221 BC).
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