Millennium:  2nd millennium BC 

Centuries:  17th century BC · 16th century BC · 15th century BC 
Decades:  1590s BC 1580s BC 1570s BC 1560s BC 1550s BC 1540s BC 1530s BC 1520s BC 1510s BC 1500s BC 
Categories:  Births – Deaths Establishments – Disestablishments 
The sixteenth century BC was the time period from 1600 BC to 1501 BC.
Events[edit  edit source]
1700 BC–1500 BC — Hurrian conquests.
 1600 BC^{*} — Shang Dynasty of China established.
 1595 BC — Sack of Babylon by the Hittite king Mursilis I.
 1567 BC — Egypt: End of Fifteenth Dynasty, end of Sixteenth Dynasty, end of Seventeenth Dynasty, start of Eighteenth Dynasty.
 1550s BC — The city of Mycenae, located in the northeast Peloponnesus, comes to dominate the rest of Achaea, giving its name to Mycenaean civilization.
 1556 BC — Cecrops builds or rebuilds Athens following the great flood of Deucalion and the end of the Golden age. He becomes the first of several Kings of Athens whose life account is considered part of Greek mythology.
 1550 BC — End of Seventeenth dynasty of Egypt, start of the Eighteenth Dynasty upon the coronation of Ahmose I (Low Chronology).
 1530 BC — End of the First Dynasty of Babylon and the start of the Kassite Dynasty — see History of Iraq.
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(approx.): the flood of Deucalion, according to O'Flaherty, Augustine, Eusebius, and Isidore (bishop of Seville).
 1506 BC — Cecrops, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 50 years. Having survived his own son, he is succeeded by Cranaus.
 1504 BC — Egypt started to conquer Nubia and the Levant.
 1500s BC — Vedic Civilization begins in India
 1500s BC Many scholars date early parts of the Rig Veda to roughly the 16th century.
 1500s BC — The element Mercury has been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating from this decade.
 1500s BC — Settlers from Crete, Greece move to Miletus, Turkey.
 1500s BC — Early traces of Maya civilization developing in Belize.
 1500s BC — The Phoenicians develop an alphabet — see Timeline of communication technology.
 1500s BC — Earliest evidence (from archaeological excavations) of a settlement at Aylesbury, England^{[1]}.
 1500 BC — IndoAryan migration is often dated to the 17th to 16th centuries.
 Unetice culture.
Significant persons[edit  edit source]
 King Cheng Tang of Shang of China, first ruler of Shang Dynasty, ruled China for 29 years since 1600 BC according to the Xia Shang Zhou Chronology Project.
 1597 BC — Aaron born to Amram and his wife Jochebed (traditional date).
 Kamose, last Pharaoh of the 17th Dynasty of Egypt (1575 or 1573 BC–1550 BC).
 Ahmose I, Pharaoh and founder of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt (1550 BC–1525 BC).
References[edit  edit source]
Decades and years[edit  edit source]
[[::DecadesDecades]] and [[::YearsYears]]
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[[::CenturiesCenturies]] and [[::MillenniaMillennia]]
Millennium  Century  

Before Christ / Before Common Era (BC/BCE)  
[[::4th millennium BC4th]]:  [[::40th century BC40th]]  [[::39th century BC39th]]  [[::38th century BC38th]]  [[::37th century BC37th]]  [[::36th century BC36th]]  [[::35th century BC35th]]  [[::34th century BC34th]]  [[::33rd century BC33rd]]  [[::32nd century BC32nd]]  [[::31st century BC31st]] 
[[::3rd millennium BC3rd]]:  [[::30th century BC30th]]  [[::29th century BC29th]]  [[::28th century BC28th]]  [[::27th century BC27th]]  [[::26th century BC26th]]  [[::25th century BC25th]]  [[::24th century BC24th]]  [[::23rd century BC23rd]]  [[::22nd century BC22nd]]  [[::21st century BC21st]] 
[[::2nd millennium BC2nd]]:  [[::20th century BC20th]]  [[::19th century BC19th]]  [[::18th century BC18th]]  [[::17th century BC17th]]  [[::16th century BC16th]]  [[::15th century BC15th]]  [[::14th century BC14th]]  [[::13th century BC13th]]  [[::12th century BC12th]]  [[::11th century BC11th]] 
[[::1st millennium BC1st]]:  [[::10th century BC10th]]  [[::9th century BC9th]]  [[::8th century BC8th]]  [[::7th century BC7th]]  [[::6th century BC6th]]  [[::5th century BC5th]]  [[::4th century BC4th]]  [[::3rd century BC3rd]]  [[::2nd century BC2nd]]  [[::1st century BC1st]] 
Anno Domini / Common Era (AD/CE)  
[[::1st millennium1st]]:  [[::1st century1st]]  [[::2nd century2nd]]  [[::3rd century3rd]]  [[::4th century4th]]  [[::5th century5th]]  [[::6th century6th]]  [[::7th century7th]]  [[::8th century8th]]  [[::9th century9th]]  [[::10th century10th]] 
[[::2nd millennium2nd]]:  [[::11th century11th]]  [[::12th century12th]]  [[::13th century13th]]  [[::14th century14th]]  [[::15th century15th]]  [[::16th century16th]]  [[::17th century17th]]  [[::18th century18th]]  [[::19th century19th]]  [[::20th century20th]] 
[[::3rd millennium3rd]]:  [[::21st century21st]]  [[::22nd century22nd]]  [[::23rd century23rd]]  [[::24th century24th]]  [[::25th century25th]]  [[::26th century26th]]  [[::27th century27th]]  [[::28th century28th]]  [[::29th century29th]]  [[::30th century30th]] 
[[::4th millennium4th]]:  [[::31st century31st]] 
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