18th century BC


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

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 19th century BC
  • 18th century BC
  • 17th century BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths

Events change

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

Significant persons change

Deaths change

1750 BCEHammurabi (middle chronology)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions change

  • 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.

References change

  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)