Zhou dao wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China but dies before the end of the year.
Cleomenes I succeeds Anaxandridas as king of Sparta. (approximate date).
c. 520 BC — Kore, from Chios(?), is made. It is now at Acropolis Museum, Athens.
520 BC–510 BC — The Priam Painter makes Women at a fountain house, black-figure decoration on a hydria. It is now at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus is the king of Rome
Second year of the reign of Darius.
In the Old Testament, Zerubbabel was a hero who led the Jews back from Babylon about 520 BC, governed Judah, and rebuilt the temple. Several times he is called a son of Shealtiel.
Prophecy of Zechariah, His prophetical career began in the second year of Darius, king of Persia (B.C. 520), about sixteen years after the return of the first company from their Babylonian exile. He was contemporary with Haggai (Ezra 5:1).