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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||18th century BC – 17th century BC – 16th century BC|
|Decades:||1650s BC 1640s BC 1630s BC – 1620s BC – 1610s BC 1600s BC 1590s BC|
|Years:||1629 BC 1628 BC 1627 BC 1626 BC 1625 BC 1624 BC 1623 BC 1622 BC 1621 BC 1620 BC|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments
 Events and trends
- 1627 BC—Beginning of a period of cooling of the world climate lasting several years, recorded in tree-rings all over the world. It might have been caused by the Minoan eruption of Thera which according to the Parian Chronicle occurred in 1627, or the Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
- 1625 BC—Samsu-Ditana becomes King of Babylon (middle chronology).
- 1621 BC—Lullaia becomes the King of Assyria.
- 1620 BC—Mursili I becomes King of the Hittite Empire (middle chronology).
 Significant people
- LaMarche, Valmore C. Jr. & Hirschboeck, Katherine K. (1984). "Frost rings in trees as records of major volcanic eruptions". Nature 307 (5947): 121–126. doi:10.1038/307121a0.
- Baillie, M. G. L. & Munro, M. A. R. (1988). "Irish tree rings, Santorini and volcanic dust veils". Nature 332 (6162): 344–346. doi:10.1038/332344a0.
- Vogel, J. S. et al. (1990). "Vesuvius/Avellino, one possible source of seventeenth century BC climatic disturbances". Nature 344 (6266): 534–537. doi:10.1038/344534a0.