The year 500 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Republic it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Camerinus and Longus (or, less frequently, year 254 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 500 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
500 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar500 BC
Ab urbe condita254
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 26
- PharaohDarius I of Persia, 22
Ancient Greek era70th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4251
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1092
Berber calendar451
Buddhist calendar45
Burmese calendar−1137
Byzantine calendar5009–5010
Chinese calendar庚子年 (Metal Rat)
2198 or 1991
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
2199 or 1992
Coptic calendar−783 – −782
Discordian calendar667
Ethiopian calendar−507 – −506
Hebrew calendar3261–3262
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−443 – −442
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2601–2602
Holocene calendar9501
Iranian calendar1121 BP – 1120 BP
Islamic calendar1155 BH – 1154 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1834
Minguo calendar2411 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1967
Thai solar calendar43–44
Tibetan calendar阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
−373 or −754 or −1526
    — to —
(female Iron-Ox)
−372 or −753 or −1525
Map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 500 BC.

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  • The oldest known Zapotec writing appears (approximate date).
  • The Olmec established Monte Albán, the sacred city, and continued building pyramids. Founded toward the end of the Middle Formative period at around 500 BC, by the Terminal Formative (ca.100 BC–AD 200) Monte Albán soon became the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacts with other Mesoamerican regional states, such as Teotihuacan to the north (Paddock 1983; Marcus 1983).

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References edit

  1. ^ "The Civilisation of Sweden in Heathen Times".
  2. ^ an average of figures from different sources as listed at the US Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population
  3. ^ Suzuki, Jeff (2009). Mathematics in Historical Context. MAA. p. 24. ISBN 9780883855706.