28th century BC

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Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
Decades: 2790s BC 2780s BC 2770s BC 2760s BC 2750s BC
2740s BC 2730s BC 2720s BC 2710s BC 2700s BC
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The 28th century BC is a century which lasted from the year 2800 BC to 2701 BC.


Ancient painting of Nuwa and Fu Xi. Fu Xi is considered by legend the first ruler of China

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit]

  • c. 2750 BC: Construction of Silbury Hill begun.
  • The Neolithic monument Stonehenge is built in England near Salisbury, Wiltshire, comprising a circular earthwork 97.5 m/320 ft in diameter with 56 small pits around the circumference (later known as the Aubrey holes). The position of the ‘heel stone’ outside the circle suggests a connection with Sun worship and observation. It is probably an astronomical observatory with religious functions; the motions of the Sun and Moon are followed with the aid of carefully aligned rocks. source:[1]
  • According to Herodotus, somewhere around 2750 BC, the city of Tyre was founded.