**720s BC**

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Centuries: 9th century BC -

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

Decades: 770s BC 760s BC 750s BC 740s BC 730s BC - **720s BC** - 710s BC 700s BC 690s BC 680s BC 670s BC

**Events and Trends**

- 727 BC - Babylonia makes itself independent of Assyria
- 724 BC - The Assyrians start a four-year siege of Tyre
- 724 BC - The
*diaulos*footrace introduced at the Olympics. - 723 BC - Israel conquered by Assyria
- 723 BC - Spring and Autumn Period of China's history begins as King Zhou ping wang of the Zhou Dynasty reigns in name only.
- 720 BC - End of the Assyrian siege of Tyre

**Significant People**

- 729 BC - Tiglath-Pileser III officially crowned sovereign of Asia in Babylon
- 729 BC - Hezekiah succeeds Ahaz as king of Judah (or 726 BC)
- 729 BC - Luli succeeds Mattan II as king of Tyre
- 728 BC - Death of Tiglath-Pileser III, king of Assyria (or 727 BC)
- 727 BC - Shalmaneser V becomes king of Assyria (dies 723 BC)
- 724 BC - Ahaz, king of Judah dies (740 BC-726 BC)
- 723 BC - Sargon becomes king of Assyria
- 720 BC - Death of Zhou ping wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.