29th century BC
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|Millennium:||3rd millennium BC|
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Establishments – Disestablishments
The 29th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2900 BC to 2801 BC.
- c. 2900 BC: Beginning of the Early Dynastic Period I in Sumer.
- c. 2900 BC – 2400 BC: Sumerian pictographs evolve into phonograms.
- 2900 BC – 2334 BC: Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period.
- c. 2900 BC – 2600 BC: Votive statues from the Square Temple of Eshnunna (modern Tell Ashmar, Iraq) were made. One of them is now in the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Excavated 1932–1933.
- 2879 BC: Hùng Vương established the Hồng Bàng Dynasty in Vietnam (then known as Văn Lang).
- 2890 BC: Egypt: Pharaoh Qa'a died. End of First Dynasty, start of Second Dynasty. Pharaoh Hotepsekhemwy started to rule.
- 2880 BC: Estimated germination of the Prometheus Tree, previously thought to be the world's oldest living organism until it was cut down in 1964 CE.
- c. 2874 BC: The 365-day calendar year was installed in ancient Egypt, with fixed lunar months of 30 days + 5 epagomenal days.
- 2852 BC: The beginning of the period of the Three August Ones and Five Emperors in China.
- 2832 BC: Estimated germination of the Methuselah Tree, the second-oldest known living organism. Sprouting in what would become Inyo County, California, the tree lives to the present day.
- 2807 BC: Suggested date for an asteroid or comet impact occurring between Africa and Antarctica, around the time of a solar eclipse on May 10, based on an analysis of flood stories. Possibly causing the Burckle crater and Fenambosy Chevron.
- Ur becomes one of the richest cities in Sumer
Decades and years
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