17th century BC

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The 17th century BC was a century which lasted from 1700 BC to 1601 BC.

Nebra sky disk, central Europe 1600 BC. The inlaid gold depicted the crescent moon and the Pleiades star cluster in a specific arrangement forming the earliest known depiction of celestial phenomena.

Events

Satellite image of Thera, centre location of the Minoan eruption, one possible source of 17th century BC climatic disturbances

Significant persons

Deaths

Extinctions

Sovereign States

See: List of sovereign states in the 17th century BC.

Decades and years

References

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  4. ^ Stuart, Anthony J; Sulerzhitsky, Leopold D; Orlova, Lyobov A; Kuzmin, Yaroslav V; Lister, Adrian M (2002). "The latest woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach) in Europe and Asia: A review of the current evidence". Quaternary Science Reviews. 21 (14–15): 1559. doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(02)00026-4. 
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