28th century BC

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Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
Centuries:
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.

Events[edit]

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.