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

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
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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 StatesEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Vogel, J. S.; et al. (1990). "Vesuvius/Avellino, one possible source of seventeenth century BC climatic disturbances". Nature. 344 (6266): 534–537. doi:10.1038/344534a0.
  4. ^ McAneney, Jonny; Baillie, Mike (2019). "Absolute tree-ring dates for the Late Bronze Age eruptions of Aniakchak and Thera in light of a proposed revision of ice-core chronologies". Antiquity. 93 (367): 99–112. doi:10.15184/aqy.2018.165.
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