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.



  • 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]