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12th century BC

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Subject: 2nd millennium BC, 13th century BC, 11th century BC, 14th century BC, 10th century BC
Collection: 12Th Century Bc, 2Nd Millennium Bc, Centuries
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12th century BC

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
Decades: 1190s BC 1180s BC 1170s BC 1160s BC 1150s BC
1140s BC 1130s BC 1120s BC 1110s BC 1100s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths


  • Overview 1
  • Events 2
  • Significant persons 3
  • Inventions, discoveries, introductions 4
  • Sovereign States 5


The 12th century BC is the period from 1200 to 1101 BC. The Late Bronze Age collapse in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean is often considered to begin in this century.


Walls of the excavated city of Troy, supposed center of the legendary Trojan War

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Sovereign States

See: List of sovereign states in the 12th century BC.

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