The year 600 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 154 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 600 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
600 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar600 BC
Ab urbe condita154
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 65
- PharaohNecho II, 11
Ancient Greek era45th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4151
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1192
Berber calendar351
Buddhist calendar−55
Burmese calendar−1237
Byzantine calendar4909–4910
Chinese calendar庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
2097 or 2037
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2098 or 2038
Coptic calendar−883 – −882
Discordian calendar567
Ethiopian calendar−607 – −606
Hebrew calendar3161–3162
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−543 – −542
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2501–2502
Holocene calendar9401
Iranian calendar1221 BP – 1220 BP
Islamic calendar1259 BH – 1257 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1734
Minguo calendar2511 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2067
Thai solar calendar−57 – −56
Tibetan calendar阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
−473 or −854 or −1626
    — to —
(female Iron-Rooster)
−472 or −853 or −1625
Map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 600 BC.


By placeEdit

Middle EastEdit

Western EuropeEdit

  • The first dwelling at Emain Macha (now Navan Fort) is built (approximate date).
  • Milan is founded by Celts.
  • Capua is founded by Etruscans. (approximate date)
  • Pompeii is founded. (approximate date)
  • The Etruscans seize possession of Rome, making it into a prosperous trade center. (approximate date)
  • Victorious over the Carthaginians in a naval battle, the Greeks of Phocaea establish the city of Marseille in today's France.
  • Athens is suffering severe economic problems (approximate date).

North AmericaEdit

  • The calendrical system begins appearing in areas with strong Olmec influence, continuing to appear until 500 BC (approximate date).

By topicEdit

Art and architectureEdit