**620s BC**

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Centuries: 8th century BC -

**7th century BC**- 6th century BC

Decades: 670s BC 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC - **620s BC** - 610s BC 600s BC 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC

**Events and Trends**

- 627 BC - Death of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria; he is succeeded by Assur-etel-ilani (approximate date)
- 625 BC - Medes and Babylonians assert their independence from Assyria and attack Nineveh (approximate date)
- 625 BC - Birth of Thales of Miletus, philosopher (approximate date)
- 623 BC - Sin-shar-ishkun succeeds his brother Assur-etel-ilani as king of Assyria (approximate date)

**Significant People**