16th century BC

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Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
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The 16th century BC is a century which lasted from 1600 BC to 1501 BC.


The royal Grave Circle in Mycenae, Greece (left) and the 'Mask of Agamemnon' (right) found in one of the graves.

Significant persons[edit]

Although many human societies were literate in this period, some individual persons mentioned in this article ought to be considered legendary rather than historical.

Sovereign States[edit]

See: List of sovereign states in the 16th century BC.


  1. ^ Hong Yuan (2018). "Chronology of the Three Dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)". The Sinitic Civilization Book II: A Factual History Through the Lens of Archaeology, Bronzeware, Astronomy, Divination, Calendar and the Annals (PDF). iUniverse. pp. 645–649. ISBN 9781532058301.

Decades and years[edit]