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18th century BC

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Subject: 2nd millennium BC, 19th century BC, 20th century BC, 17th century BC, 16th century BC
Collection: 18Th Century Bc, 2Nd Millennium Bc, Centuries
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18th century BC

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Decades: 1790s BC 1780s BC 1770s BC 1760s BC 1750s BC
1740s BC 1730s BC 1720s BC 1710s BC 1700s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths

The 18th century BC was the century which lasted from 1800 BC to 1701 BC.


  • Events 1
  • Significant persons 2
  • Deaths 3
  • Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4
  • Decades and years 5
  • References 6


An inscription of the Code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest known sets of laws

Significant persons


1750 BCHammurabi (middle chronology)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • c. 1700 BC—Median date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.

Decades and years


  1. ^ The origins of Iron Working in India: New evidence from the Central Ganga plain and the Eastern Vindhyas by Rakesh Tewari (Director, U.P. State Archaeological Department)
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