- 26th century BC
The 26th century BC is a
centurywhich lasted from the year 2600 BC to 2501 BC.
*c. 2900 BC–2334 BC — Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period continue.
*c. 2600 BC — The Harappan civilization rises to become a powerful civilization.
*c. 2600 BC —
Pre-Palace Period, phase I, in Crete(Mellersh 1970)
*c. 2600 BC–2500 BC — Wild
horsesstill provide hunting feasts in Denmark. (Clutton-Brock)
*c. 2589 BC —
Pharaoh Khufustarts to rule (other date is 2601 BC).
*c. 2578 BC —
*c. 2575 BC —
Old Kingdomin Egypt 4th Dynasty Snofruis Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
*c. 2570 BC —
Khafrastarted to rule in Ancient Egypt.
*c. 2566 BC —
Pharaoh Khufudies (other date is 2578 BC).
*c. 2558 BC —
Pharaoh Khafrastarts to rule (other date is 2570 BC).
*c. 2550 BC — Estimated date of completion of the
Great Pyramid of Giza.
*c. 2550 BC — Egyptian rulers contact Western Desert oases, such as
*c. 2550 BC — About this time,
Mesannepadais king of Ur(followed by his son, ) who founds the First dynasty of Urand overthrows the last king of Uruk, as well as Mesalimof Kish. [Roux 1980]
*c. 2544 BC —
*c. 2533 BC —
Menkaurastarted to rule in Ancient Egypt.
*c. 2532 BC —
Pharaoh Khafradies (other date is 2544 BC).
*c. 2532 BC —
Pharaoh Menkaurastarts to rule (other date is 2533 BC).
*c. 2515 BC —
*c. 2510 BC – 2460 BC —
Tiwatching a hippopotamus hunt, tomb of Ti, Saqqara, Fifth dynasty of Egypt, is made. Discovered by French archeologist Auguste Mariettein 1865.
*c. 2503 BC —
Pharaoh Menkauradies (other date is 2515 BC).
*c. 2500 BC — The legendary line of
Sanhuangwudirulers of Chinais founded by Huang Di.
*c. 2500 BC — the construction of the
stone circleat Stonehengebegins and continues for the next five hundred years.
*c. 2500 BC — "
Menkauraand a Queen, perhaps his wife, Queen Khamerernebty II" sculpture, later found at Giza. Fourth Dynasty. It is now in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Huniis Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
Old Kingdomin Egypt; 4th Dynasty; Sneferuis Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
*2528 — Ra'djedef is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
*2520 — Khep-heren (
Ra'kha'ef) is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
2566 — Khufu dies
Inventions, discoveries, introductions
Rock drawingsat Rødøyin Norwayshow the use of skis
Bactrian Cameland Dromedaryare domesticated
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