**1340s BC**

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Centuries: 15th century BC -

**14th century BC**- 13th century BC

Decades: 1390s BC 1380s BC 1370s BC 1360s BC 1350s BC - **1340s BC** - 1330s BC 1320s BC 1310s BC 1300s BC 1290s BC

**Events and Trends**

- 1347 BC - Legendary King Erichthonius II of Athens is reportedly killed by lightning after a reign of 50 years and is succeeded by his younger brother Cecrops II.
- 1346 BC - Pharaoh Amenhotep IV of Egypt begins his Cult of Aten and begins construction of Amarna intended to be his new capital.
- 1345 BC - Pharaoh Amenhotep IV of Egypt renames himself to Akhenaton.

**Significant People**

- 1341 BC/ 1340 BC - Birth of Tutankhaten,later Pharaoh of Egypt as Tutankhamun (approximate date).