Late Bronze Age (1700-1100bce)

Culture

India: Upanishads.

Earliest Greek alphabet, Mycenean culture (Crete).

Gilgamesh epic (Mesopotamia).

Chinese dictionary (40,000 characters).

Religion

Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (Ikhnaton) makes Aton (sun) only god in Egypt, his successor - Tutankhamen - restores polytheistic religion.

 

Technology

Water clock from Amenhotep III.

Shipbuilding advances permit more extensive trade, e.g. Phoenicians import tin from England.