# 18th century BC

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Centuries:
| 19th century BC - - 17th century BC
18th century BC |

Decades:
| 1790s BC 1780s 1770s 1760s 1750s 1740s 1730s 1720s 1710s 1700s BC |

18th century BC by topic
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Arts and science
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Architecture - Art - Literature - Music - Science | |

Politics
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State leaders - Sovereign states | |

Other topics
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Births - Deaths - Sports | |

By place
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China - Egypt |

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## [edit] Events

- c. 1792 BC - 1750 BC; Babylonia.
- c. 1792 BC - 1750 BC; Stela of Hammurabi, from Susa (modern Shush, Iran) was made. It is now in Musee du Louvre, Paris.
- 1787 – 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin.
- 1786 BC -- Egypt: Queen Sobekneferu died. End of Twelfth Dynasty, start of Thirteenth Dynasty, start of Fourteenth Dynasty.
- 1779 BC - Zimrilim, the King of Mari, started to rule.
- 1770 BC -- Babylon, capital of Babylonia becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Thebes, capital of Egypt.[1]
- 1766 BC -- Shang conquest of Xia Dynasty. China .
- 1764 – 1750 BC -- Wars of Hammurabi.
- 1757 BC -- Mari sacked by Hammurabi. Zimrilim's palace was destroyed.
- 1757 BC - Zimrilim, the King of Mari, died.
- 1750 BC -- Hyksos occupation of Northern Egypt.
- 1750 BC -- A colossal volcanic eruption at Mount Veniaminof, Alaska.
- c. 1750 BC - Investiture of Zimrilim, fascimile of a wall painting from the palace at Mari (modern Tell Hariri, Iraq) was made. It is now in Musee du Louvre, Paris.
- 1749 – 1712 BC -- Mesopotamian Rebellions.
- Early Unetice culture, beginning of the Bronze Age in Central Europe.
- Minoan civilization: phase II of the Middle period (MM II).

## [edit] Significant persons

- Hammurabi (1792 BC - 1750 BC), ruler of the Babylonian Empire
- Tang overthrew emperor Jie, last ruler of the Xia dynasty.

## [edit] Inventions, discoveries, introductions

- The Phaistos Disc most likely dating from about 1700 BC. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.

## [edit] Deaths

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