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§World Weather

Both the World temperatures and precipitation were way below normal.



Suggested date for the beginning of the reign of Mattan III over Tyre while under the control of Babylon. In the same year, the beginning of the reign of Ger Ashthari.



Phalaris, a tyrant, ruled in Acragas, Sicily.

§Middle East

§Babylon (Mesopotamia, Iraq)

Amel-Marduk (d. 560 BC), called Evil-merodach in the Hebrew Bible, was the son and successor of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon. He reigned only two years (562 - 560 BC). According to the Biblical Book of Kings, he pardoned and released Jehoiachin, king of Judah, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years. Allegedly because Amel-Marduk tried to modify his father's policies, he was murdered by Nergal-sharezer (Neriglissar), his brother-in-law, who succeeded him.


Reign of Cambyses I


  • Nebuchadnezzar, king of Neo-Babylonia


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