|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||490s 500s 510s – 520s – 530s 540s 550s|
|Years:||522 523 524 – 525 – 526 527 528|
- Bernicia settled by the Angles
- Ethiopia conquers Yemen
- The Daisan river, a tributary of the Euphrates, floods Edessa and within a couple of hours fills the entire city except for the highest parts. Eventually the pent-up waters break through the city walls. The Shroud of Turin was discovered during the rebuilding of the city.
- Byzantine emperor Justin I rebuilds Anazarbus and renames it Justinopolis.
- Dionysius Exiguus produces his tables for computing the date of Easter.