The Bronze Age collapse
The Bronze Age collapse is a transition in southwestern Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age that some historians believe was violent, sudden and culturally disruptive.
Cultural collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and Syria, Egyptian Empire in Syria and Canaan interrupted trade routes and severely reduced literacy. In the first phase of this period, almost every city between Troy and Gaza was violently destroyed
and often left unoccupied thereafter: examples include Hattusa, Mycenae, Ugarit.
[link to en.wikipedia.org
Ok, that's interesting, what else? What else occurred during the 16th century BCE (1599-1500BCE)?
1500BCE: Vedas are composed.
The Vedas (Sanskrit véda, "knowledge") are a large body of texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.
Alluded to the existence of Vimanas: mythological flying machines
described in Sanskrit epics.
1580 BCE:The Egyptians invented a new and better calendar. It is based on both the moon and a star. They observed the annual appearance of the brightest star in the sky, Sirius
. This calendar was more advanced than the Babylonian calendar.
1550 BCE: Stonehenge is built
1540 BCE: History of ancient Israel and Judah—earliest date for Ahmose I founding the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt.
1534 BC—The oldest dated star chart was made in Ancient Egypt