**700s BC**

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Centuries: 9th century BC -

**8th century BC**- 7th century BC

Decades: 750s BC 740s BC 730s BC 720s BC 710s BC - **700s BC** - 690s BC 680s BC 670s BC 660s BC 650s BC

**Events and Trends**

- ca. 708 BC - Spartan immigrants founded Taranto.
- 705 BC - Sennacherib succeeds his brother Shalmaneser V as king of Assyria
- 704 BC - Sennacherib moves the capital of Assyira back to Nineveh
- 701 BC - King Hezekiah of Judah, backed by Egypt, revolts against king Sennacherib of Assyria. Sennacherib sacks many Palestinian cities, but fails in his attempt to take Jerusalem

**Significant People**