1450s BC

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The 1450s BCE was a decade lasting from January 1, 1459 BC to December 31, 1450 BC.


Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
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  • 1459 BC
  • 1458 BC
  • 1457 BC
  • 1456 BC
  • 1455 BC
  • 1454 BC
  • 1453 BC
  • 1452 BC
  • 1451 BC
  • 1450 BC
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Events and trendsEdit

  • Battle of Megiddo (15th century BC) between Thutmose III and a coalition under the King of Kadesh. It is the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. The battle took place in year 23 I Shemsu day 20 (or possibly day 21). The exact year depends on the year Thutmose ascended to the throne of Egypt and among scholars the estimates range from 1479 to 1504 BCE. Using the 1479 BCE estimate the battle could have taken place in May 1457 BCE.[1]
  • 1451 BCE—According to James Ussher's chronology, this is when the Israelites entered the Promised Land.
  • c. 1450 BCE—Mycenaeans attack Crete[2] and destroy Knossos.[3]
  • c. 1450-1300 BCE—Minoan Second Palace period ends and Late Minoan/Final Palace culture.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ O'Connor, David and Cline, Eric H. Thutmose III: A New Biography University of Michigan Press. 2006 ISBN 978-0-472-11467-2 pages 416-420.
  2. ^ Covert, Kim (2004). Ancient Greece. Capstone. p. 10. ISBN 9780736824682. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ Jarus, Owen. "Knossos: Palace of the Minoans". Live Science. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ Colin Macdonald, "Knossos", in Eric H. Cline, ed., Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012), 539-41. ISBN 9780199873609; and books.google.com/books?id=EglBMWW2WHkC&pg=PA539