**9th century BC**

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(10th century BC - **9th century BC** - 8th century BC - other centuries)

(900s BC - 890s BC - 880s BC - 870s BC - 860s BC - 850s BC - 840s BC - 830s BC - 820s BC - 810s BC - 800s BC - other decades)

(2nd millennium BC - **1st millennium BC** - 1st millennium AD)

**Events:**

- Kingdom of Kush (900 BC)
- Battle of Karkar (853 BC) - An indecisive engagement between Assyrian king Shalmaneser II and a military alliance of the king of Damascus and lesser powers including the prince of Tyre
- Carthage founded by Phoenicians (813 BC)

**Significant persons:**

- Shalmaneser III, king of Assyria (858 - 824 BC)

**Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions**