Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC
Events and Trends
- 668 BC - Egypt revolts against Assyria
- 668 BC - Assurbanipal succeeds Esarhaddon as king of Assyria
- 667 BC - Byzantium founded by Megaran colonists.
- 664 BC - First naval battle in Greek recorded history, between Corinth and Corcyra
- 664 BC - Assurbanipal captures and sacks Thebes, Egypt (approximate date)
- 663 BC - Egypt: start of Twenty-sixth Dynasty
- 660 BC February 11 - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno.
- 660 BC - First known use of the demotic script
- 660 BC - Psammetichus drives the Assyrians out of Egypt