20th century BC

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The 20th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2000 BC to 1901 BC.

Events[edit]

The pyramid ruin of Amenemhet I at Lisht. He was the founder of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt


2000 BC:

c. 2000 BC:

  • c. 1985 BC: Political authority became less centralized in Ancient Egypt.

c. 1985 BC – 1795 BC:

  • February 27, 1953 BC: A very close alignment of the naked-eye planets took place in which these planets are together in a span of 4.3 degrees.
  • c. 1942 BC: The so-called king of Leubingen (today part of Sömmerda) was buried in a large barrow within a 66-foot-wide (20 m) stone cairn inside a ring ditch.

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit]

Sovereign states[edit]

See: List of sovereign states in the 20th century BC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Harappa Torso is now kept at the National Museum in New Delhi, India.
  2. ^ The "Priest-king torso" is now kept at the National Museum of Pakistan, in Karachi.
  3. ^ Watson, Traci (22 January 2013). "Earliest Evidence of Chocolate in North America". Science. Retrieved 3 March 2014.