640 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
640 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar640 BC
Ab urbe condita114
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 25
- PharaohPsamtik I, 25
Ancient Greek era35th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4111
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1232
Berber calendar311
Buddhist calendar−95
Burmese calendar−1277
Byzantine calendar4869–4870
Chinese calendar庚辰(Metal Dragon)
2057 or 1997
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
2058 or 1998
Coptic calendar−923 – −922
Discordian calendar527
Ethiopian calendar−647 – −646
Hebrew calendar3121–3122
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−583 – −582
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2461–2462
Holocene calendar9361
Iranian calendar1261 BP – 1260 BP
Islamic calendar1300 BH – 1299 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1694
Minguo calendar2551 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2107
Thai solar calendar−97 – −96
Tibetan calendar阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
−513 or −894 or −1666
    — to —
(female Iron-Snake)
−512 or −893 or −1665

The year 640 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 114 Ab urbe condita . The denomination 640 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.



Middle East[edit]

  • King Ashurbanipal of Assyria achieves a great victory over Elam. He captures its last king, Khumma-Khaldash III, and lays waste the country.
  • King Teispes dies after a 35-year reign in which he has ruled the Elamite city of Anshan after being freed from Median supremacy.




  1. ^ a b E.J. Bickerman, Chronology of the Ancient World (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1968), p. 198