26th century BC

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Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 27th century BC
  • 26th century BC
  • 25th century BC
  • 2590s BC
  • 2580s BC
  • 2570s BC
  • 2560s BC
  • 2550s BC
  • 2540s BC
  • 2530s BC
  • 2520s BC
  • 2510s BC
  • 2500s BC
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The 26th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2600 BC to 2501 BC.



  • Butmir culture existed in Butmir, near Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina, dating from the Neolithic. It is characterized by its unique pottery, and is one of the best researched European cultures from 2600-2400 BC
  • c. 2600 BC: The cities of Assur, Nineveh, Gasur and Arbela together with a number of other Assyrian towns and cities, existed since at least before the middle of the 3rd millennium BC, although they appear to have been Sumerian-ruled administrative centres at this time, rather than independent states.

Significant people[edit]


Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit]


  1. ^ Mellersh, H. E. L. (1970). The Destruction of Knossos: The Rise and Fall of Minoan Crete. Barnes & Noble Inc. ISBN 978-1566191944.
  2. ^ Anzovin, item # 5393, page 385 "Reference to a ship with a name appears in an inscription of 2613 BCE that recounts the shipbuilding achievements of the fourth-dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Sneferu. He was recorded as the builder of a cedarwood vessel called 'Praise of the Two Lands.'"
  3. ^ a b c d Baines, John; Málek, Jaromír (1989). Atlas of Ancient Egypt. New York, N.Y. : Facts on File Publications. ISBN 9780871963345.
  4. ^ Roux, Georges (1980). Ancient Iraq. Penguin Books. ISBN 9780140208283.

Decades and years[edit]