**660s BC**

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Centuries: 8th century BC -

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

Decades: 710s BC 700s BC 690s BC 680s BC 670s BC - **660s BC** - 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC 610s BC

**Events and Trends**

- 668 BC - Egypt revolts against Assyria
- 668 BC - Assurbanipal succeeds Esarhaddon as king of Assyria
- 667 BC - Byzantium founded by Megaran colonists. (traditional date)
- 664 BC - First naval battle in Greek recorded history, between Corinth and Corcyra
- 664 BC - Assurbanipal captures and sacks Thebes, Egypt
- 664 BC - Psammetichus I succeeds Necho I as king of Lower Egypt
- 664 BC - Taharqa appoints his nephew Tantamani as his successor of Upper Egypt
- 660 BC February 11 - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno.
- 660 BC - First known use of the demotic script
- 660 BC - Psammetichus I drives the Assyrians out of Egypt

**Significant People**

- 668 BC - Death of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria; the beginning of Ashurbanipal's reign
- 664 BC - Death of Necho I, king of Egypt
- 663 BC - Death of Taharqa, king of Egypt