Decades: 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - **530s BC** - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC

- 538 BC - Babylon occupied by Cyrus the Great
- 536 BC - The biblical Daniel receives an angelic visitor. see Daniel 10:4
- 534 BC - Lucius Tarquinius Superbus becomes king of Rome