Centuries: 18th century BC - 17th century BC - 16th century BC
Events and Trends
- Egypt: End of Fourteenth Dynasty
- The creation of one of the oldest surviving astronomical documents, from the Babylonian library of Ashurbanipal around 1600 BC - a 21-year record of the appearances of Venus (which the early Babylonians called Nindaranna).
- The end of the Indus Valley civilization
- The overthrow of the ruling Amorite dynasty in Aleppo, Syria
- The date of the earliest discovered rubber balls
- Egypt conquered by Asian tribes known as the Hyksos - see History of ancient Israel and Judah