Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- Egypt — End of Fourteenth Dynasty.
- The creation of one of the oldest surviving astronomical documents, a copy of which was found in the Babylonian library of Ashurbanipal: a 21-year record of the appearances of Venus (which the early Babylonians called Nindaranna).
- The end of the Indus Valley civilization.
- The overthrow of the ruling Amorite dynasty in Aleppo, Syria.
- The date of the earliest discovered rubber balls.
- Egypt conquered by Asian tribes known as the Hyksos — see History of ancient Israel and Judah.
- 1600 BC — Shang Dynasty instituted in China.
- 1600 BC — Tumulus culture started.
- c. 1600 BC — Nebra skydisk created.
- c. 1600 BC — The foundations of the Olmec civilization in Southern Mexico.
- c. 1600 BC — Cycladic civilization ends.
- c. 1600 BC–1550 BC — "Mask of Agamemnon" Funerary mask, from the royal tombs at Mycenae, Greece, is made. Grave Circle A. It is now at National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
- c. 1600 BC–1200 BC — Hittite (Anatolia) iron tools and weapons.
- c. 1600 BC - 1200 BC - Tiryns, Ancient Greece, is inhabited.
- c. 1600 BC — Hittites establish capital at Hattushash (near modern Boghazkeui, Turkey).
Significant people[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
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