- 18th century BC
The 18th century BC was the
centurywhich lasted from 1800 BC to 1701 BC.
*1800 BC —
Iron agein India[http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/tewari/tewari.pdf The origins of Iron Working in India: New evidence from the Central Ganga plain and the Eastern Vindhyas by Rakesh Tewari (Director, U.P. State Archaeological Department)] ]
*1800 BC — beginning of the
Nordic Bronze Agein the period system devised by Oscar Montelius.
1800 BC– 1300 BC— Troyflourishes.
* c. 1800 BC — sedentary
Mayancommunities in Mesoamerica
* c. 1800 BC —
Hyksosstart to settle in the Nile Delta. They had the capital at Avarisin northeastern Nile Delta.
*c. 1792 BC–1750 BC —
*c. 1792 BC–1750 BC —
Stela of Hammurabi, from Susa(modern Shush, Iran) is made. It is now in Musee du Louvre, Paris.
*1787 BC–1784 BC —
Amoriteconquests of Urukand Isin.
*1786 BC —
Egypt: Queen Sobekneferudies. End of Twelfth Dynasty, start of Thirteenth Dynasty, start of Fourteenth Dynasty.
*1779 BC —
Zimrilim, the King of Mari, starts to rule.
*1770 BC —
Babylon, capital of Babyloniabecomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Thebes, capital of Egypt. [http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm]
*1766 BC — Shang conquest of
Xia Dynasty. China.
*1764–1750 BC — Wars of
*1757 BC — Mari sacked by
Hammurabi. Zimrilim's palace is destroyed.
*1757 BC —
Zimrilim, the King of Mari, dies.
*1750 BC —
Hyksosoccupation of Northern Egypt.
*1750 BC — A colossal volcanic eruption at
Mount Veniaminof, Alaska.
*Before c. 1750 BC — Investiture of
Zimrilim( Zimiri-Lim, King of Mari, before the Goddess Ishtar), facsimile of a wall painting on mud plaster from the Zimrilim palace at Mari (modern Tell Hariri, Iraq), Court 106, is made. It is now in Musee du Louvre, Paris.
*1749 BC–1712 BC —
Unetice culture, beginning of the Bronze Agein Central Europe.
Minoan civilization: phase II of the Middle period (MM II).
*1800–1700 BC — Decline of the
Indus Valley Civilization
Hammurabi( 1792 BC– 1750 BC), ruler of the Babylonian Empire
*Tang overthrew emperor
Jie, last ruler of the Xia dynasty.
*1726 BC —
Ishmael, son of Abraham, according to the Hebrew Calendar
*1712 BC —
Isaac, son of Abraham, according to the Hebrew Calendar
*1764 BC —
Peleg, son of Eber, (b. 2003 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
*1763 BC —
Nahor, son of Serug, (b. 1911 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
*1753 BC —
Noah(b. 2704 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar.
*1750 BC —
Hammurabi( middle chronology)
*1734 BC —
Reu, son of Peleg, (b. 1973 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
*1711 BC —
Serug, son of Reu, (b. 1941 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
Inventions, discoveries, introductions
*c. 1700 BC — Median date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archeology.
Decades and years
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