Centuries: 15th century BC - 14th century BC - 13th century BC
Events and Trends
- 1347 BC - Legendary King Erichthonius II of Athens is reportedly killed by lightning after a reign of 50 years and is succeeded by his younger brother Cecrops II.
- 1346 BC - Pharaoh Amenhotep IV of Egypt begins his Cult of Aten and begins construction of Amarna intended to be his new capital.
- 1345 BC - Pharaoh Amenhotep IV of Egypt renames himself to Akhenaton.