Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- The element Mercury has been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating from this decade.
- 1509 BC — Beginning of current Baktun cycle in the Mayan calendar.
- 1506 BC — Cecrops, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 50 years. Having survived his own son, he is succeeded by Cranaus.
- c. 1506 BC — Thutmose I (Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt) starts to rule.
- c. 1504 BC — Thutmose I starts to rule (other date is 1506 BC).
- Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant (1504 BC–1492 BC).
- Earliest remains of domesticated ferrets found.
- Date of the Biblical Exodus, according to Simcha Jacobovich in the documentary Exodus Decoded.
- Polynesians settle in Fiji.
- c. 1500 BC — Mycenaean civilization starts in Ancient Greece.
- 1500 BC–500 BC — Vedas are composed.
- c. 1500 BC - Shang Dynasty starts in Ancient China.
Significant people[edit | edit source]
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