539 BC

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Year of The Water Dog壬戌( at the beginning of the year metal cock辛酉)

  • Black-figure vase painting (since 630 BC)

Events

Politics and World Affairs

  • October 6: Babylon is occupied by the armies of the Achaemenid king Cyrus II, King Nabonidus captured. The Neo-Babylonian Empire ends as well as the political independence of Babylonia.
  • Establishment of Avignon by the Phocaeans

Science and Technology

  • In the Babylonian calendar, the Babylonian New Year the first Nisannu falls on the 27th - 28th March; the full moon in Nisannu to the 9th - 10th April and the first Tašritu on the 20th - 21st September.

Died

  • 539 or 538 BC: Nabonidus, Neo-Babylonian king

Comments

  • Year ( 6th century BC)
  • 539 BC
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