700s BCCenturies: 9th century BC - 8th century BC - 7th century BC
Events and Trends
- ca. 708 BC - Spartan immigrants founded Taranto.
- 705 BC - Sennacherib ascends the throne of Assyria
- 701 BC - King Hezekiah of Judah, backed by Egypt, revolts against king Sennacherib of Assyria. Sennacherib sacks many Palestinian cities, but fails in his attempt to take Jerusalem
- 700 BC - Assyrian king Ashurbanipal founds library, which includes our earliest complete copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh.