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Events[edit  edit source]
 c. 2900 BC–2334 BC — Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period.
 c. 2500 BC — Scribal schools flourish throughout Sumer.
 c. 2500 BC — Cylinder seal from Sumer and its impression are made. It is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
 c. 2500 BC — Excavation and development of the Hypogeum of ĦalSaflieni at Paola, Malta, a subterranean templex complex subsequently used as a necropolis.
 c. 2500 BC — Valley Temple of Khafra, Giza, is built.
 c. 2500 BC  People in Peru relies on fish and mussels for food.
 c. 2494 BC — End of Fourth Dynasty, start of Fifth Dynasty in Egypt. The Pyramids begin construction.
 c. 2494 BC – 2345 BC: "Sculptors at work", relief from Saqqara, Fifth Dynasty. It is now at Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
 c. 2494 BC – 2345 BC: "Seated Scribe" from tomb of vizier Kai, Saqqara, sculpture, Fifth dynasty of Egypt is made. It is now in Musée du Louvre, Paris.
 2492 BC — Traditional date for the legendary foundation of the Armenian nation (see Haik).
 c. 2450 BC — End of the Early Dynastic IIIa Period and beginning of the Early Dynastic IIIb Period in Sumer.
 c. 2450 BC — Kish is lost to Khamazi tribesmen of the Kurdistan mountains; Elamites from Awan occupy parts of Sumer. (Roux 1980)
 c. 2410 BC — By this time, kings in Sumer have ceased to be automatically high priests of the city deity. (Roux 1980) Semitic infiltration and conquest of Mesopotamia begins. (1968 RD Almanac)
 Megalithic culture comes to Ireland from Spain, spreading also through Europe and the western Mediterranean. (1968 RD Almanac)
 Celts begin invading Europe from the east. (1968 RD Almanac)
 Earliest signs of Battle Axe Culture from the Caucasus. (Encyc. Americana)
 Southeastern Spain is settled from the Mediterranean, by people using Predynastic Egyptianstyle pottery. (Encyc. Americana)
 Italy begins to be settled by Illyrians and others. (1968 RD Almanac)
 Amorites and Canaanites occupy Syria and Lebanon. (Encyc. Americana)
Significant persons[edit  edit source]
 2491 — Mythical Chinese Emperor HuangTi (Hirth)
 2490 — Menkaura is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2475 — Shepseskaf is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2465 — Fifth dynasty of Egypt; Userkaf is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2458 — Sahure is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2446 — Neferirkare Kakai is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2426 — Shepseskare Isi is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 c. 2425 — Death of Eannatum of Lagash; succeeded by his nephew, Entemena, whose ally, Lugalkinishedudu, unites Uruk and Ur (Roux 1980)
 2419 — Ra'neferef is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
 2416 — Nyuserre Ini is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
Deaths[edit  edit source]
 Mahalalel, son of Kenan, (3365 BC–2470 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit  edit source]
 Harappan civilisation, at its peak, covered an area of around 480,000 km². Its heartland lay in the Indus river valley in Pakistan, but settlements spread as far as the Makran coast, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, eastern Punjab, Kutch and Saurashtra. They included cities like Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Kalibangan, Dholavira, ports like Lothal, Sutkagendor and Sotkakoh and numerous villages as well. They used irrigation to farm and constructed cities. The two main cities had sewage systems, bronze, trade tokens (early coins), and hieroglyphs. There were even baths at one of the villages, besides the great baths of brick in each city. Geometry of shrines and altars tends to identify these with the cities of the Yajur Veda: they might easily be a thousand years older than this conservative date.
 Cycladic marble figures depict the use of both the musical pipe and the kithara form of lyre. (Archaeology of the Olympics 1988)
 Earliest surviving ski is left in a peat bog at Hoting, Sweden, about this time. (Encyc. Americana)
 Sumerians use domestic asses on war chariots (Standard of Ur), not onagers as early interpreters claimed. (CluttonBrock)
 Agriculture at Prieta Huaca includes cotton and bottlegourds. (Bailey 1973)
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[[::CenturiesCenturies]] and [[::MillenniaMillennia]]
Millennium  Century  

Before Christ / Before Common Era (BC/BCE)  
[[::4th millennium BC4th]]:  [[::40th century BC40th]]  [[::39th century BC39th]]  [[::38th century BC38th]]  [[::37th century BC37th]]  [[::36th century BC36th]]  [[::35th century BC35th]]  [[::34th century BC34th]]  [[::33rd century BC33rd]]  [[::32nd century BC32nd]]  [[::31st century BC31st]] 
[[::3rd millennium BC3rd]]:  [[::30th century BC30th]]  [[::29th century BC29th]]  [[::28th century BC28th]]  [[::27th century BC27th]]  [[::26th century BC26th]]  [[::25th century BC25th]]  [[::24th century BC24th]]  [[::23rd century BC23rd]]  [[::22nd century BC22nd]]  [[::21st century BC21st]] 
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[[::1st millennium BC1st]]:  [[::10th century BC10th]]  [[::9th century BC9th]]  [[::8th century BC8th]]  [[::7th century BC7th]]  [[::6th century BC6th]]  [[::5th century BC5th]]  [[::4th century BC4th]]  [[::3rd century BC3rd]]  [[::2nd century BC2nd]]  [[::1st century BC1st]] 
Anno Domini / Common Era (AD/CE)  
[[::1st millennium1st]]:  [[::1st century1st]]  [[::2nd century2nd]]  [[::3rd century3rd]]  [[::4th century4th]]  [[::5th century5th]]  [[::6th century6th]]  [[::7th century7th]]  [[::8th century8th]]  [[::9th century9th]]  [[::10th century10th]] 
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[[::4th millennium4th]]:  [[::31st century31st]] 
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