20th century BC

The 20th century BC was a century that lasted from the year 2000 BC to 1901 BC.

Millennium: 2nd millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 1990s BC
  • 1980s BC
  • 1970s BC
  • 1960s BC
  • 1950s BC
  • 1940s BC
  • 1930s BC
  • 1920s BC
  • 1910s BC
  • 1900s BC
Categories: Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments


The pyramid ruin of Amenemhet I at Lisht. He was the founder of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt

c. 2000 BC:

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Sovereign states

See: List of sovereign states in the 20th century BC.


  1. The Harappa Torso is now kept at the National Museum in New Delhi, India.
  2. The "Priest-king torso" is now kept at the National Museum of Pakistan, in Karachi.
  3. "Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire". 2016-08-04.
  4. Watson, Traci (22 January 2013). "Earliest Evidence of Chocolate in North America". Science. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
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