18th century BC


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

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Centuries: 19th century BC · 18th century BC · 17th century BC
Decades: 1790s BC 1780s BC 1770s BC 1760s BC 1750s BC
1740s BC 1730s BC 1720s BC 1710s BC 1700s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths


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

Significant personsEdit


1750 BCEHammurabi (middle chronology)

Inventions, discoveries, introductionsEdit

  • c. 1700 BCE—date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture is unknown. This makes it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.


  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)