- 10th century BC
The 10th century BC started the first day of
1000 BCand ended the last day of 901 BC.
This period followed the
Bronze Age collapsein the Near East, and the century saw the Early Iron Agetake hold in the Near East. The Greek Dark Ageswhich had come about in 1200 BC continued. The Neo-Assyrian Empireis established towards the end of the century. In Iron Age India, the Vedic periodis ongoing. In China, the Zhou Dynastyis in power. The European Bronze Ageis ongoing ( Urnfield culture).
1000 BC— India— Iron Ageof India. Iron Age kingdoms rule India — Panchala, Kuru, Kosala, Videha.
993 BC— Amenemope succeeds Psusennes Ias king of Egypt.
*993 BC —
Archippus, King of Athens dies after a reign of 19 years and is succeeded by his son Thersippus.
984 BC— Osorkon the Eldersucceeds Amenemopeas king of Egypt.
982 BC— The end of first period ( 1197 BC— 982 BC) by Sau Yung's concept of the I Chingand history.
978 BC— Siamunsucceeds Osorkon the Elderas king of Egypt.
967 BC— Solomonbecomes king of the Israelites.
*967 BC —
Tiglath-Pileser IIbecomes King of Assyria.
965 BC— David, king of the ancient Israelites, died.
962 BC— Solomonbecomes king of Israel, following the death of his father, King David. (traditional date)
959 BC— Psusennes IIsucceeds Siamunas king of Egypt.
952 BC— Thersippus, King of Athens dies after a reign of 41 years and is succeeded by his son Phorbas.
947 BC— Death of King Mo of Zhou, King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
946 BC— King Gong of Zhoubecomes King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
945 BC— Egypt: Psusennes IIIdies, the last king of the Twenty-first Dynasty. Shoshenq Isucceeds him, the founder of the Twenty-second Dynasty.
935 BC— Death of King Gong of Zhou, King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
*935 BC — Death of
Tiglath-Pileser IIking of Assyria.
934 BC— King Yi of Zhou becomes King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
925 BC— Solomon, king of the ancient Israelites, died.
*c. 925 BC — Partition of ancient Israel into the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel.
924 BC— Osorkon Isucceeds his father Shoshenq Ias king of Egypt.
922 BC— Phorbas, King of Athens, dies after a reign of 30 years and is succeeded by his son Megacles.
912 BC— Adad-nirari IIsucceeds his father Ashur-Dan IIas king of Assyria.
911 BC— Abijah, king of Judah, dies.
910 BC— Death of King Yi of Zhou, King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
909 BC— King Xiao of Zhoubecomes King of the Zhou Dynastyof China.
*909 BC —
Jeroboam, the first king of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel, dies and is succeeded by his son Nadab.
900s BC— India— Vedic India— Yajnavalkyawrites the Shatapatha Brahmana, in which he describes the motions of the sun and the moon.
900 BC— the Villanovan cultureemerges in northern Italy.
*900 BC — Kingdom of
*Late 10th century BC — Centaur, from
Lefkandi, Euboeais made. It is now at Archaeological Museum, Eretria, Greece.
*The kingdom of
Ethiopiais founded by Menelik I, son of Solomonand the Queen of Sheba. (according to legend)
*First extant evidence of written
*The earliest known settlement in
Plymouth, Englanddates back to this era.
*Creation of ceremonial
golden hats in Central Europe.
* Saul, king of the ancient
David, king of the ancient Israelites( 1006 BC– 965 BC)
Solomon, king of the ancient Israelites( 965 BC– 925 BC)
Zoroaster, ancient Iranian prophet (approximate date, estimates range from 1000 BCto 600 BC)
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