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CONTENTS

* 1 Events

* 1.1 By place

* 1.1.1 Middle East

* 1.2 By topic

* 1.2.1 Agriculture
Agriculture
* 1.2.2 Environment

* 2 Births * 3 Deaths * 4 References

EVENTS

BY PLACE

Middle East

* Assyrian king Sennacherib
Sennacherib
launches another campaign into the Chaldean region, where the Babylonian rebel Merodach-Baladan II has been conspiring against him. Merodach-Baladan takes refuge in Elam
Elam
, north of the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
. * Babylon
Babylon
's Assyrian-raised puppet king Bel-ibni dies after a 3-year reign. He is replaced by Sennacherib's son, Ashur-nadin-shumi
Ashur-nadin-shumi
. * Assyrian king Ashurbanipal
Ashurbanipal
founds a library , which includes the earliest known complete copy of the Epic of Gilgamesh
Epic of Gilgamesh
.

BY TOPIC

Agriculture

* China
China
's minister of agriculture teaches the peasants crop rotation . He also teaches them to dig drainage ditches, rents them farm equipment, and stores grain surpluses to provide free food in time of famine (approximate date). * Phoenician colonists plant olive trees on the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain
Spain
). They establish trade routes across the Mediterranean . * Laws against animal slaughter are relaxed in India
India
(approximate date).

Environment

* Cities developing in the Near East
Near East
build aqueducts to keep their residents supplied with water (approximate date).

BIRTHS

* Mentuemhat , Egyptian government official

DEATHS

* Bel-ibni , king of Babylon
Babylon

REFERENCES

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