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15th century BC
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The 15th century BC is a century which lasted from 1500 BC to 1401 BC.1504 BC –1492 BC, Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant. 1500 BC –1400 BC, The Rigveda was composed around this time,1500 BC –1400 BC, The Battle of the Ten Kings took place around this time. C.1490 BC, Cranaus, legendary King of Athens, is deposed after a reign of 10 years by his son-in-law Amphictyon of Thessaly, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha. 1487 BC, Amphictyon, son of Deucalion and Pyrrha and legendary King of Athens, dies after a reign of 10 years and is succeeded by Erichthonius I of Athens, C.1480 BC, Queen Hatsheput succeeded by her stepson and nephew Thutmosis III. C.1469 BC, In the Battle of Megiddo, Egypt defeats Canaan, C.1460 BC, The Kassites overrun Babylonia and found a dynasty there that lasts for 576 years and nine months. 1437 BC, Legendary King Erichthonius I of Athens dies after a reign of 50 years and is succeeded by his son Pandion I.1430 BC –1160 BC,1430 BC –1178 BC, Beginning of Hittite empire. C.1420 BC, Crete conquered by Mycenae—start of the Mycenaean period,1400 BC, In Crete the use of bronze helmets. 1400 BC, Palace of Minos destroyed by fire, C.1400 BC, Linear A reaches its peak of popularity. C.1400 BC, The height of the Canaanite town of Ugarit, royal Palace of Ugarit is built. Myceneans conquers Greece and border of Anatolia, see, List of sovereign states in the 15th century BC