Events and Trends
- 610, Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows East Roman Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor. His first major act is to change the official language of the East Roman Empire from Latin to Greek (already the language of the vast majority of the population)
- 615, The Sassanid Empire under Chosroes II sacks Jerusalem, taking away the relic of the True cross. 
- 616, Khosrau II of Persia invades Egypt. 
- 618, Tang Dynasty of China initiated by Li Yuan.
- 618, The Chenla kingdom completely absorbed Funan.
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