220 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 250s BC  240s BC  230s BC  – 220s BC –  210s BC  200s BC  190s BC
Years: 223 BC 222 BC 221 BC220 BC219 BC 218 BC 217 BC
220 BC by topic
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220 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 220 BC
Ab urbe condita 534
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4531
Bahá'í calendar -2063–-2062
Bengali calendar -812
Berber calendar 731
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 325
Burmese calendar -857
Byzantine calendar 5289–5290
Chinese calendar 庚辰
(2417/2477)
— to —
辛巳
(2418/2478)
Coptic calendar -503–-502
Ethiopian calendar -227–-226
Hebrew calendar 3541–3542
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat -163–-162
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2882–2883
Holocene calendar 9781
Iranian calendar 841 BP – 840 BP
Islamic calendar 867 BH – 866 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2114
Minguo calendar 2131 before ROC
民前2131年
Thai solar calendar 324
Europe in 220 BC.

Year 220 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.

Events[change | edit source]

By place[change | edit source]

Greece[change | edit source]

Seleucid Empire[change | edit source]

  • With Molon in most of the Seleucid kingdom and taking the title of king, Antiochus III stops a fight to conquer southern Syria from Egypt. Antiochus III instead marches against Molon, defeating and killing him and his brother Alexander on the far bank of the Tigris. Antiochus goes on conquer Atropatene, the north-western part of Media.
  • Meanwhile, the birth of a son to Antiochus III and Laodice leads Hermeias to think about getting rid of the king. This is to rule under the name of the infant son. Antiochus finds the plan and has Hermeias killed.

Anatolia[change | edit source]

  • Antiochus III's commander in Anatolia, Achaeus, got back all the districts from Attalus of Pergamum. Hermeias said Antiochus III wanted to revolt. Achaeus takes the title of king and rules over the Anatolian parts of the Seleucid kingdom.

Egypt[change | edit source]

Roman Republic[change | edit source]

China[change | edit source]

  • Qin Shi Huang begins a system of tree-lined roads to connect all parts of China. He begins to join regional walls to form the beginnings of the Great Wall (Wan li chang cheng).

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Art[change | edit source]

  • A bronze statue called Gallic Chieftain killing his wife and himself is made (approximate date). A Roman copy after the original statue is today kept at Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome.
  • A bronze statue called Dying Gallic trumpeter is made (possibly by Epigonos) (230-220 BC). A marble Roman copy after the original statue is today kept at Museo Capitolino in Rome.


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