: 10th century BC
- 9th century BC
- 8th century BC
Decades: 900s BC 890s BC 880s BC 870s BC 860s BC - 850s BC - 840s BC 830s BC 820s BC 810s BC 800s BC
Years: 859 BC 858 BC 857 BC 856 BC 855 BC 854 BC 853 BC 852 BC 851 BC 850 BC
Events and Trends
- 858 BC - Shalmaneser III succceeds Assurnasipal II as king of Assyria.
- 854 BC - Shalmaneser III defeats a Syrian coalition (including king Ahab of Israel) in the battle of Karkar (or 853 BC).