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 Events and trends
- The element Mercury has been discovered in Egyptian tombs dating from this decade.
- 1506 BC - Cecrops, legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 50 years. Having survived his own son, he is succeeded by Cranaus.
- c. 1506 BC - Thutmose I (Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt) started to rule.
- Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant (1504 BC – 1492 BC).
- Earliest remains of domesticated ferrets found.
- Date of the Biblical Exodus, according to Simcha Jacobovich in the documentary Exodus Decoded.
- Polynesians settle in Fiji.