- 15th century BC
The 15th century BC is a
centurywhich lasted from 1500 BC to 1401 BC.
1504 BC– 1492 BC— Egypt conquers Nubiaand the Levant.
1500 BC– 1400 BC— The " Rigveda" was composed around this time.
1500 BC– 1400 BC— The Battle of the Ten Kingstook place around this time.
1500 BC— Coalescence of a number of cultural traits including undecorated pottery, megalithic burials, and millet-bean-rice agriculture indicate the beginning of the Mumun Pottery Periodin the Korean peninsula.
1490s BC— Cranaus, legendary King of Athens, is deposed after a reign of 10 years by his son-in-law Amphictyonof Thessaly, son of Deucalionand Pyrrha.
1487 BC— Amphictyon, son of Deucalionand Pyrrhaand legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 10 years and is succeeded by Erichthonius I of Athens, a grandson of Cranaus.
1480s BC- Queen Hatsheputsucceeded by her sun Thutmosis III. Period of greatest Egyptian expansion (4th Nilecataract tot Euphrates).
1469 BC— In the Battle of Megiddo, Egyptdefeats Canaan(Low Chronology).
1460s BC— The Kassitesoverrun Babyloniaand found a dynasty there that lasts for 576 years and nine months.
1446 BC— According to Biblical literalist chronologies, Mosesleads the Exodusof the Jews from Egypt.
1437 BC— Legendary King Erichthonius I of Athensdies after a reign of 50 years and is succeeded by his son Pandion I.
1430 BC– 1160 BC— Hittite New Kingdom established.
1430 BC– 1178 BC— Beginning of Hittite empire.
1420 BC— Creteconquered by Mycenae— start of the Mycenaean period. First Linear Btablets.
1400 BC- In Cretethe use of bronze helmets (discovery at Knossos).
1400 BC— Palace of Minosdestroyed by fire.
1400s BC— Linear Areaches its peak of popularity.
1400s BC— The height of the Canaanite town of Ugarit.
Myceneansconquers Greeceand border of Anatolia.
Inventions, discoveries, introductions
Shang DynastyChinese capital city at Ao had massive defensive walls of 20 m/65 ft in width at the base and enclosed an area of some 2100 square yards (1800 m²).
Decades and years
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