17th century BC

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The 17th century BC was a century which lasted from 1700 BC to 1601 BC.

Nebra sky disk, central Europe 1600 BC. The inlaid gold depicted the crescent moon and the Pleiades star cluster in a specific arrangement forming the earliest known depiction of celestial phenomena.

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Satellite image of Thera, centre location of the Minoan eruption, one possible source of 17th century BC climatic disturbances

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Sovereign States[edit]

See: List of sovereign states in the 17th century BC.

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ Stuart, Anthony J; Sulerzhitsky, Leopold D; Orlova, Lyobov A; Kuzmin, Yaroslav V; Lister, Adrian M (2002). "The latest woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius Blumenbach) in Europe and Asia: A review of the current evidence". Quaternary Science Reviews. 21 (14–15): 1559. doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(02)00026-4.