- 23rd century BC
The 23rd century BC is a
centurywhich lasted from the year 2300 BC to 2201 BC.
*2334–2279 BC — (
short chronology) Sargon of Akkad's conquest of Mesopotamia.
*c. 2300 BC —
*c. 2300 BC–
2184 BC— Disk of Enheduanna, from Ur, (modern Muqaiyir, Iraq) is made. It is now in University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
*c. 2300 BC–2200 BC — Head of a man from
Nineveh(modern Kuyunjik, Iraq) is made. It is now in Iraq Museum, Baghdad.
*c. 2300 BC — Canal
Bahr Yusuf(current name) is created when the waterway from the Nileto the natural lake (now Lake Moeris) is widened and deepened to create a canal.
*c. 2289 BC —
Pepi II Neferkare, the longest reigning monarch of all time, dies at the age of 100 after 94 years of rule.
*c. 2288 BC–2224/2194 BC — Pepy II and his mother, Queen
Merye-ankhnes, Sixth dynasty of Egypt, is made. It is now at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York.
*c. 2285 BC —
Enheduanna, high priestess of the moon god Nannain Ur, was born.
*c. 2254 BC–2218 BC — Stela of
Naram-Sin, probably from Sippar, discovered in Susa(modern Shush, Iran), is made. It is now in Musée du Louvre, Paris.
*c. 2278 BC —
Pharaoh Pepi IIstarts to rule (other date is 2383 BC).
*c. 2215 BC — A Guti army swept down from the
Zagros Mountainsand defeated the demoralized Akkadian army. They took Agade, the capital of Akkad, and destroyed it thoroughly.
2300 BC— Metals started to be used in Northern Europe.
Sargon of Akkad, founder of the Akkadian Empireand the earliest empire builder in recorded history
sons of Noah: Japheth(2254 BC), Shem(2212 BC), and Ham (2204 BC) according to the Hebrew Calendar
2279 BC— Sargon I
Decades and years
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