17th century BC
|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Decades:|| 1690s BC 1680s BC 1670s BC 1660s BC 1650s BC|
1640s BC 1630s BC 1620s BC 1610s BC 1600s BC
|Categories:|| Births – Deaths |
Establishments – Disestablishments
The 17th century BC was a century which lasted from 1700 BC to 1601 BC.
- c. 1700 BC: Indus Valley Civilization comes to an end but is continued by the Cemetery H culture
- 1700 BC: Belu-bani became the King of Assyria.
- c. 1700 BC: Minoan Old Palace period ends and Minoan Second Palace period starts in Ancient Greece.
- c. 1700 BC: beginning of the Late Minoan period on Crete.
- c. 1700 BC: Aegean metalworkers are producing decorative objects rivaling those of Ancient Near East jewelers, whose techniques they seem to borrow.
- c. 1700 BC: Lila-Ir-Tash started to rule the Elamite Empire.
- c. 1700 BC: 1450 BC: Young girl gathering saffron crocus flowers, detail of wall painting, Room 3 of House Xeste 3, Akrotiri (Santorini), Thera, is made. Second Palace period. It is now kept in Thera Foundation, Petros M. Nomikos, Greece.
- c. 1700 BC: Bronze Age starts in China.
- c. 1698 BC: Lila-Ir-Tash the ruler of the Elamite Empire died. Temti-Agun I started to rule the Elamite Empire.
- 1691 BC: Belu-bani, the King of Assyria died.
- c. 1690 BC: Temti-Agun I, the ruler of the Elamite Empire, died. Tan-Uli started to rule the Elamite Empire.
- 1690 BC: Libaia became the King of Assyria.
- c. 1680 BC: Egypt: Development of leavened bread (date approximate).
- 1675 BC: Tang of Shang, first ruler of the Shang Dynasty becomes ruler in China.
- c. 1673 BC: Sharma-Adad I became the King of Assyria.
- c. 1661 BC: Iptar-Sin became the King of Assyria.
- c. 1655 BC: Tan-Uli, the ruler of the Elamite Empire, died.
- c. 1650 BC: Collapse of the 14th Dynasty of Egypt
- c. 1650 BC: Conquest of Memphis by the Hyksos and collapse of the 13th Dynasty of Egypt
- c. 1650 BC: Start of the 15th (Hyksos) and 16th Dynasties of Egypt
- c. 1650 BC: Possibly, start of the Abydos Dynasty in Upper Egypt
- c. 1646 BC or earlier: Jie of Xia is overthrown by Tang of Shang (ca. 1675-1646 BC) in the Battle of Mingtiao
- 1649 BC: Bazaia became the King of Assyria.
- 1633 BC—May 2—Lunar Saros 34 begins.
- 1627 BC: Beginning of a cooling of world climate lasting several years recorded in tree-rings all over the world. It might have been caused by the Minoan eruption of Thera or the Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
- 1625 BC: Samsu-Ditana becomes King of Babylon (middle chronology).
- 1621 BC: Lullaia becomes the King of Assyria.
- 1620 BC: Mursili I becomes King of the Hittite Empire (middle chronology).
- 1615 BC: Shu-Ninua became the King of Assyria.
- Jie, The last ruler of Xia Dynasty, ruled China for 52 years until 1600 BC according to the Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project.
Decades and years
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