20th century BC
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|Centuries:||21st century BC - 20th century BC - 19th century BC|
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|China - Egypt|
- 2000 BC - 1000 BC; Shang dynasty in China, Olmec civilization (Mesoamerica).
- 2000 BC - Horses are tamed and used for transport
- 2064 BC – 1986 BC -- Twin Dynasty wars in Egypt.
- 1991 BC -- Egypt: Pharaoh Mentuhotep IV died. End of Eleventh Dynasty. Pharaoh Amenemhat I started to rule. Start of Twelfth Dynasty.
- c. 1991 BC - 1785 BC: Rock-cut tombs at Beni Hasan were made. Twelfth Dynasty.
- c. 1962 BC - 1895 BC: "Hippopotamus", from the tomb of Senbi (governor) (Tomb B.3) at Meir was made. Twelfth Dynasty. It is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- 1932 BC -- Amorite conquest of Ur.
- c. 1928 BC - 1895 BC: "Harvest scene", tempera fascimile by Nina de Garis Davies of wall painting in the tomb of Khnumhotep, Beni Hasan. Twelfth Dynasty.
- 1913 BC – 1903 BC -- Egyptian-Nubian war.
- 1900 BC -- Proto-Greek invasions of Greece.
- c. 1900 BC -- Fall of last Sumerian dynasty.
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