Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC
Events and Trends
- Occupation begins at Maya site of Piedras Negras, Guatemala
- 657 BC - Cypselus becomes the first tyrant of Corinth.
- 656 BC - Psammetichus extends his control over all of Egypt. End of Twenty-fifth Dynasty
- 652 BC - Babylonia rises in revolt under Shamash-shuma-ukin against the Assyrians
- 651 BC - Zhou xiang wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.