|Millennium:||3rd millennium BC|
|Centuries:||22nd century BC · 21st century BC · 20th century BC|
|Decades:|| 2090s BC 2080s BC 2070s BC 2060s BC 2050s BC|
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|Categories:|| Births – Deaths |
Establishments – Disestablishments
- 2100 BC — Beginning of the Xia Dynasty, the first dynasty and government system in China.
- c. 2100–2050 BC — Nanna Ziggurat, Ur (modern Muqaiyir, Iraq) is built.
- 2091 BC — Beginning of the mythological Patriarchal Age is traditionally set in this year.
- 2080 BC — Ninth Dynasty wars in Egypt.
- 2080 BC — First Intermediate Period of Egypt ends. Middle Kingdom starts in Ancient Egypt.
- 2071 BC — Magh Ithe, first recorded battle in Ireland myths.
- 2070 BC (disputable) — Yu the Great set up the Xia Dynasty,which isn't verified by archeological findings, some propose the Erlitou culture.
- 2064–1986 BC — Twin Dynasty wars in Egypt.
- c. 2055 BC — End of First Intermediate Period of Egypt (another date is 2040 BC).
- c. 2055 BC — Middle Kingdom starts in Ancient Egypt (other date is 2040 BC).
- c. 2055 BC — Prince Mentuhotep II from Thebes manages to reunite Ancient Egypt (other date is 2040 BC).
- c. 2055 BC — Pharaoh Mentuhotep II starts to rule in Ancient Egypt
- 2049 BC — Oak trees for Seahenge felled.
- c. 2040 BC — End of First Intermediate Period of Egypt. Start of Middle Kingdom. 11th–14th Dynasties.
- 2040 BC — Pharaoh Merykare died. End of Tenth dynasty of Egypt. Pharaoh Mentuhotep II started to rule. Start of Eleventh Dynasty.
- 2034–2004 BC — Ur-Amorite wars.
- c. 2009–1997 BC — Funerary temple of Mentuhotep III was built. Eleventh Dynasty.
- 2004 BC — Elamite destruction of Ur.
- c. 2004 BC — Pharaoh Mentuhotep II, Eleventh dynasty of Egypt dies.
Significant persons Edit
- Ur-Nammu, 3rd dynasty of Ur
- Shulgi of Urim
- Abraham (perhaps, other datings include 19th century BC, 17th century BC, 16th Century BC, and 15th Century BC)
- According to Hindu tradition, lifetime of Rama, the 7th avatar of Vishnu
- Shelah, son of Arpachshad, (2067–1634 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
- Eber, son of Shelah, (2037–1573 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
- Peleg, son of Eber, (2003–1764 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
Inventions, discoveries, introductions Edit
- 2100 BC — Earliest extant law code in Mesopotamia, the Code of Ur-Nammu
- 2037 BC — Emperor Shen Nong makes first (perhaps mythical) tea drink by boiling fresh leaves
Decades and yearsEdit
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