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Centuries: 17th century BC - 16th century BC - 15th century BC
Events and Trends
- Stonehenge built in Wiltshire, England
- The element Mercury has been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating from this decade
- Settlers from Crete, Greece move to Miletus, Turkey
- Early traces of Maya civilization developing in Belize
- The Phoenicians develop an alphabet - see Timeline of communication technology
- 1506 BC - Cecrops, legendary King of Athens dies after a reign of 50 years. Having survived his own son , he is succeeded by Cranaus.
- Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant (1504 BC - 1492 BC)