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前770年 in Chinese

 In the Chinese Wikipedia article about Chinese History, there is the following sentence: 

前770年,由于遭到北方游牧部落犬戎的侵袭,周平王東遷黄河中游的洛邑(今河南洛陽),東周開始。

Does 前770年 mean 770 years ago or 770 BC? 
Tags: chinese, mandarin
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