The 17th century BC was a century which lasted from 1700 BC to 1601 BC.
c. 1700 BC: Indus Valley Civilization comes to an end but is continued by the Cemetery H culture
1700 BC: Belu-bani became the King of Assyria.
c. 1700 BC: Minoan Old Palace period ends and Minoan Second Palace period starts in Ancient Greece.
c. 1700 BC: beginning of the Late Minoan period on Crete.
c. 1700 BC: Aegean metalworkers are producing decorative objects rivaling those of Ancient Near East jewelers, whose techniques they seem to borrow.
c. 1700 BC: Lila-Ir-Tash started to rule the Elamite Empire.
c. 1700 BC: 1450 BC: Young girl gathering saffron crocus flowers, detail of wall painting, Room 3 of House Xeste 3, Akrotiri (Santorini), Thera, is made. Second Palace period. It is now kept in Thera Foundation, Petros M. Nomikos, Greece.
c. 1700 BC: Bronze Age starts in China.
c. 1698 BC: Lila-Ir-Tash the ruler of the Elamite Empire died. Temti-Agun I started to rule the Elamite Empire.
1691 BC: Belu-bani, the King of Assyria died.
c. 1690 BC: Temti-Agun I, the ruler of the Elamite Empire, died. Tan-Uli started to rule the Elamite Empire.
1690 BC: Libaia became the King of Assyria.
c. 1680 BC: Egypt: Development of leavened bread (date approximate).
1675 BC: Tang of Shang, first ruler of the Shang Dynasty becomes ruler in China.
c. 1673 BC: Sharma-Adad I became the King of Assyria.
c. 1661 BC: Iptar-Sin became the King of Assyria.
c. 1655 BC: Tan-Uli, the ruler of the Elamite Empire, died.
c. 1650 BC: Collapse of the 14th Dynasty of Egypt
c. 1650 BC: Conquest of Memphis by the Hyksos and collapse of the 13th Dynasty of Egypt
c. 1650 BC: Start of the 15th (Hyksos) and 16th Dynasties of Egypt
c. 1650 BC: Possibly, start of the Abydos Dynasty in Upper Egypt
c. 1646 BC or earlier: Jie of Xia is overthrown by Tang of Shang (ca. 1675-1646 BC) in the Battle of Mingtiao
1649 BC: Bazaia became the King of Assyria.
1633 BC—May 2—Lunar Saros 34 begins.
1627 BC: Beginning of a cooling of world climate lasting several years recorded in tree-rings all over the world. It might have been caused by the Minoan eruption of Thera or the Avellino eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
1625 BC: Samsu-Ditana becomes King of Babylon (middle chronology).
1621 BC: Lullaia becomes the King of Assyria.
1620 BC: Mursili I becomes King of the Hittite Empire (middle chronology).
1615 BC: Shu-Ninua became the King of Assyria.
Jie, The last ruler of Xia Dynasty, ruled China for 52 years until 1600 BC according to the Xia–Shang–Zhou Chronology Project.
1686 BC—Hammurabi (short chronology)
1684 BC—Heremon, Irish legend
The last known population of woolly mammoth, preserved on Wrangel Island, goes extinct.
17th century BC Wikipedia
See: List of sovereign states in the 17th century BC.