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28th century BC

The 28th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2800 BC to 2701 BC.


  • c. 2800 BC – 2700 BC: Seated Harp Player, from Keros, Cyclades, is made. It is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York .
  • 2775 BC – 2650 BC: Second Dynasty wars in Ancient Egypt.
  • Around 2773 BC - the 365-day calendar is introduced in Egypt.
  • 2750 BC: End of the Early Dynastic I Period, and the beginning of the Early Dynastic II Period in Mesopotamia .
  • c. 2750 BC: Estimated ending of the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture in the region of modern-day Romania, Moldova, and southwestern Ukraine
  • c. 2715 BC: Start of the Old Kingdom of Egypt (another possible start date is 2660 BC).
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Inventions, discoveries, introductions

According to Herodotus, somewhere around 2750 BC, the city of Tyre was founded.