Decades: 900s BC 890s BC 880s BC 870s BC 860s BC - **850s BC** - 840s BC 830s BC 820s BC 810s BC 800s BC

Years: 855 BC 854 BC 853 BC 852 BC 851 BC - **850 BC** - 849 BC 848 BC 847 BC 846 BC 845 BC

**Events**

- Greek Homer writes the
*Odyssey*and the*Iliad*. - Greek city of Athens founded.
- Takelot II succeeds Osorkon II as King of Egypt.