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|Millennium:||2nd millennium BC|
The 1490s BC was a decade lasting from January 1, 1499 BC to December 31, 1490 BC.
Events and trends
- Egypt conquers Nubia and the Levant (1504 BC–1492 BC).
- 1500 BC: Coalescence of a number of cultural traits including undecorated pottery, megalithic burials, and millet-bean-rice agriculture indicate the beginning of the Mumun Pottery Period in the Korean peninsula.
- 1497 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.
- 1493 BC—Thutmose I (Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt) died.
- c. 1492 BC—Thutmose I dies (other date is 1493 BC).
- 1492 BC—April 3—Lunar Saros 37 begins.
- 1491 BC—According to James Ussher's chronology, this is when Moses led the Hebrews from Egypt. This was called the Exodus.
- Bale, Martin T. (2001). "Archaeology of Early Agriculture in Korea: An Update on Recent Developments". Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. 21 (5): 77–84.