Assyrian king Sennacherib launches another campaign into the Chaldean region, where the Babylonian rebel Merodach-Baladan II has been conspiring against him. Merodach-Baladan takes refuge in Elam, north of the Persian Gulf.
Babylon's Assyrian-raised puppet king Bel-ibni dies after a 3-year reign. He is replaced by Sennacherib's son, Ashur-nadin-shumi.
Assyrian king Ashurbanipal founds a library, which includes the earliest known complete copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
China's minister of agriculture teaches the peasants crop rotation. He also teaches them to dig drainage ditches, rents them farm equipment, and stores grain surpluses to provide free food in time of famine (approximate date).
Phoenician colonists plant olive trees on the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain). They establish trade routes across the Mediterranean.
Laws against animal slaughter are relaxed in India (approximate date).
Cities developing in the Near East build aqueducts to keep their residents supplied with water (approximate date).
Mentuemhat, Egyptian government official
Bel-ibni, king of Babylon
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