18th century BC

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Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 19th century BC
  • 18th century BC
  • 17th century BC
  • 1790s BC
  • 1780s BC
  • 1770s BC
  • 1760s BC
  • 1750s BC
  • 1740s BC
  • 1730s BC
  • 1720s BC
  • 1710s BC
  • 1700s BC
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The 18th century BCE was the century which lasted from 1800 BCE to 1701 BCE.

Events[change | change source]

An inscription of the Code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest known sets of laws

Significant persons[change | change source]

Deaths[change | change source]

1750 BCEHammurabi (middle chronology)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[change | change source]

  • c. 1700 BCE—date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture is unknown. This makes it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.

References[change | change source]

  1. The origins of Iron Working in India: New evidence from the Central Ganga plain and the Eastern Vindhyas by Rakesh Tewari (Director, U.P. State Archaeological Department)