Events Asia. c. 1300–1046 BC: In China, the Shang dynasty flourishes as it settles its capital, Yin, near Anyang. Chinese settlers swarm in compact groups to create new clearing areas towards the Yangtze basin in the south, the Shanxi terraces in the northwest and the Wei River valley.
The 5th century BC started the first day of 500 BC and ended the last day of 401 BC. The Parthenon in Athens, a symbol of Ancient Greece and Western Philosophy. This century saw the establishment of Pataliputra as a capital of the Magadha Empire.