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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||17th century BC – 16th century BC – 15th century BC|
|Decades:||1620s BC 1610s BC 1600s BC – 1590s BC – 1580s BC 1570s BC 1560s BC|
|Years:||1599 BC 1598 BC 1597 BC 1596 BC 1595 BC 1594 BC 1593 BC 1592 BC 1591 BC 1590 BC|
Events and trends
- ca. 1595 BC—Mursili I, king of the Hittites, sacks Babylon. This brings an end to the rule of the descendants of Hammurabi in that kingdom.