18th century BC

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The 18th century BC was the century that lasted from 1800 BC to 1701 BC.


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


1750 BCHammurabi (middle chronology)

1764 BC Yarim Lim 1 The Great King of Yamhad

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]


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