1400s BC (decade)
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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||16th century BC – 15th century BC – 14th century BC|
|Decades:||1430s BC 1420s BC 1410s BC – 1400s BC – 1390s BC 1380s BC 1370s BC|
|Years:||1409 BC 1408 BC 1407 BC 1406 BC 1405 BC 1404 BC 1403 BC 1402 BC 1401 BC 1400 BC|
Events and trends
- April 16, 1409 BC Lunar Saros 38 begins.
- 1400 BC—Palace of Minos destroyed by fire.
- 1400 BC—Estimation: Thebes, capital of Egypt becomes the largest city of the world, taking the lead from Memphis in Egypt.
- c. 1400 BC—Assyrians became very powerful.
- c. Beginning of Mycenaean era.
- c. 1400 BC—The center of political and cultural power in the Aegean has shifted from Crete to mainland Greece, which at that time is home to wealthy warrior-kings.
- c. 1400 BC – 1350 BC – Garden of Nebamum (Pond in a Garden) wall painting from the tomb of Nebamum, Thebes. Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. It is now kept in The British Museum, London.
- c. 1400 BC — Lion Gate at Hattushash (near modern Boghazkeui, Turkey) is made.
- c. 1400 BC – 1200 BC—Two women with a child, found in the palace at Mycenae, Greece, are made. It is now at National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
- Linear A reaches its peak of popularity.
- The height of the Canaanite town of Ugarit.
- http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEsaros/LEsaroscat.html[dead link]
- Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census by Tertius Chandler. 1987, St. David's University Press, cited in Rosenberg, Matt T. "Largest Cities Through History". About.com Geography.