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