|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||6th century BC – 5th century BC – 4th century BC|
|Decades:||520s BC 510s BC 500s BC – 490s BC – 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC|
|Years:||498 BC 497 BC 496 BC – 495 BC – 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC|
Year 495 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.
Events[change | change source]
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Roman Republic[change | change source]
- A temple is built on the Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hills, in Rome, in honour of the god Mercury.
China[change | change source]
- King Fuchai of Wu ascends to the throne after his father, King Helü of Wu, reigning as the last king of Wu until 473 BC.