**138 BC**

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Centuries: 3rd century BC -

**2nd century BC**- 1st century BC

Decades: 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC 140s BC - **130s BC** - 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC

Years: 143 BC 142 BC 141 BC 140 BC 139 BC - **138 BC** - 137 BC 136 BC 135 BC 134 BC 133 BC

**Events**

- Zhang Qian begins his explorations in central asia for Chinese emperor Han Wu Di.

**Births**

- Sulla, Roman politician (approximate date)

**Deaths**

- Diodotus Tryphon (suicide)