Centuries: 12th century BC - 11th century BC - 10th century BC
Events and Trends
- 1069 BC - Ramses XI dies, ending the Twentieth Dynasty. He is succeeded by Smendes, who founds the Twenty-first Dynasty.
- 1068 BC - Codrus, legendary King of Athens dies in battle against Dorian invaders after a reign of 21 years. Athenian tradition considered him the last King to have held absolute power. Modern historians consider him the last King whose life account is part of Greek mythology. He is succeeded by his son Medon.