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720s BC

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720s BC

Events and trends

  • 728 BC—Piye invades Egypt, conquering Memphis, and receives the submission of the rulers of the Nile Delta. He founds the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt.
  • 727 BC—Babylonia makes itself independent of Assyria, upon the death of Tiglath-Pileser III.
  • 725 BC—Shalmaneser V starts a 3-year siege of Israel
  • 725 BC—Sparta conquers the neighboring region of Messenia and takes over the land.
  • 724 BC—The Assyrians start a four-year siege of Tyre.
  • 724 BC—The diaulos footrace introduced at the Olympics.
  • 722 BC—Northern Kingdom of Israel is conquered by Assyrian king Sargon II.
  • 721 BC—The Assyrians conquer the tribes of northern Israel.
  • 721 BC—Sargon II starts to rule. He builds a new capital at Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad).
  • 720 BC—End of the Assyrian siege of Tyre.
  • c. 720 BC—Guardian figure (pictured, right), from the entrance to the throne room at palace of Sargon II is made. It is now kept in The Oriental Institute, Chicago.
  • 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—Death of Tiglath-Pileser III, king of Assyria (or 728 BC).
  • 727 BC—Shalmaneser V becomes king of Assyria (dies 723 BC).
  • 727 BC—Tefnakhte founds the Twenty-fourth dynasty of Egypt.
  • 726 BC—Hezekiah succeeds Ahaz as king of Judah (or 729 BC).
  • 725 BC—Bakenranef (also known as Bocchoris) succeeds his father Tefnakhte as king of the Twenty-fourth dynasty of Egypt.
  • 724 BC—Ahaz, king of Judah (740 BC–726 BC) dies.
  • 722 BC—Shalmaneser V, king of Assyria, dies.
  • 722 BC—Sargon succeeds Shalmaneser V as king of Assyria.
  • 721 BC—Shabaka succeeds his father Piye as king of the Twenty-fifth dynasty of Egypt.
  • 720 BC—Shabaka kills Bakenranef (Bocchoris), ending the Twenty-fourth Dynasty of Egypt
  • 720 BC—Death of King Ping of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
  • c. 720 BC—Birth of Guan Zhong, political adviser of Qi in eastern Ancient China.
  • References

    720s BC Wikipedia

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