- 1550s BC
Events and trends
*The city of
Mycenae, located in the northeast Peloponnesus, comes to dominate the rest of Achaea, giving its name to Mycenaean civilization.
1557 BC— Estimation: Memphis, capital of Lower Egyptbecomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Avaris, capital of the Hyksosin Egypt. [http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa011201a.htm]
1556 BC— Cecropsbuilds or rebuilds Athensfollowing the great floodof Deucalionand the end of the Golden age. He becomes the first of several Kings of Athenswhose life account is considered part of Greek mythology.
1552— End of Second Intermediate periodin Ancient Egypt. Start of New Kingdom. 18th–20th Dynasties.
*c. 1550 BC —
Second Intermediate Periodends in Ancient Egypt(other date is 1552 BC).
*c. 1550 BC — New Kingdom starts in Ancient Egypt (other date is 1552 BC).
*c. 1550 BC —
Eighteenth dynasty of Egyptstarts (other date is 1552 BC).
1550 BC— Ahmose Ibecomes Pharaohof Egypt (although only " de facto" ruler of Upper Egypt) according to the Low Chronology.
*1550 BC —
May 14— Lunar Saros 35 begins. [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEsaros/LEsaros1-175.html]
*c. 1550 BC–1500 BC — Dagger blades with lion hunt, from Shaft Grave IV, Grave Circle A, at
Mycenae, Greece, are made. They are now at National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
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