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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||16th century BC – 15th century BC – 14th century BC|
|Decades:||1480s BC 1470s BC 1460s BC – 1450s BC – 1440s BC 1430s BC 1420s BC|
|Years:||1459 BC 1458 BC 1457 BC 1456 BC 1455 BC 1454 BC 1453 BC 1452 BC 1451 BC 1450 BC|
Events and trends
- Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. The battle took place in year 23 I Shemsu day 20 (or possibly day 21). The exact year depends on the year Thutmose ascended to the throne of Egypt and among scholars the estimates range from 1479 to 1504 BC. Using the 1479 BC estimate the battle could have taken place in May 1457 BC.
- 1451 BC—According to James Ussher's chronology, this is when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.
- c. 1450 BC—Mycenaeans attack Crete and destroy Knossos.
- c. 1450 BC—Minoan Second Palace period ends and Late Minoan culture starts.
- O'Connor, David and Cline, Eric H. Thutmose III: A New Biography University of Michigan Press. 2006 ISBN 978-0-472-11467-2 pages 416-420.