18th century BC

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Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Decades: 1790s BC 1780s BC 1770s BC 1760s BC 1750s BC
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The 18th century BC was the century which lasted from 1800 BC to 1701 BC.


An inscription of the Code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest known sets of laws

Significant persons[edit]


1750 BCHammurabi (middle chronology)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit]

  • c. 1700 BC—Median date for the building of the Phaistos Disc. Its purpose and meaning, and even its original geographical place of manufacture remains unknown, making it one of the most famous mysteries of archaeology.

Sovereign States[edit]

See: List of sovereign states in the 18th century BC.

Decades and years[edit]


  1. ^ The origins of Iron Working in India: New evidence from the Central Ganga plain and the Eastern Vindhyas by Rakesh Tewari (Director, U.P. State Archaeological Department)