Pyramids : 2900 BC : Egypt

Inventions Search Results

Years : 3,000 BC to 2,000 BC

41 Items listed

Generated : 15th July 2020

3000 BC Brick BuildingsEgypt
3000 BC ButtonIndus Valley re-invented in Germany, 1235
3000 BC CandlesEgypt
3000 BC Cotton CultivationSouth America
Central America
3000 BC GlassMiddle East in modern Syria, Lebanon
3000 BC Oil Palm, Yam CultivationAfrica in West Africa
3000 BC Potters WheelMesopotamia  
3000 BC Reed BoatsEgypt
3000 BC Standard WeightsEgypt  
3000 BC Sundial (Simple Gnomon)Egypt a gnomon is an vertical stick
3000 BC Use of BronzeMesopotamia used in armour
3000 BC Use of CocaSouth America leaves chewed as a narcotic
2900 BC City StructureSumeria administrative and residential sections
in Uruk (modern Iraq)
2900 BC Pyramid BuildingsEgypt  
2800 BC SickleSumeria for harvesting grain
2800 BC SoapMesopotamia  
2700 BC First Fire DrillChina ordered by Emperor Huang Ti
2601 BC WillEgypt by Nik'ure, a pharaoh's son
wealth left to wife, children and mistress
2600 BC MummificationEgypt to preserve dead bodies
2600 BC RopeChina from hemp
2500 BC DikesMesopotamia
Indus Valley
for water control
2500 BC Domestication of CamelCentral Asia
Middle East
Bactrian camel in Central Asia
Drumadary camel in Arabian Peninsula
2500 BC First LibrariesMesopotamia the storage and propagation of knowledge
2500 BC InkEgypt
2500 BC PapyrusEgypt for writing
2500 BC Planned CitiesIndus Valley grid system for streets
2500 BC SchoolsSumeria  
2500 BC The Rounded ArchIndus Valley at Mohenjo Daro; re-invented by the Etruscans c 600 BC
2400 BC First Judicial CodeMesopotamia by Uru Kagina, King of Lagash
2400 BC Irrigation, CanalsSumeria
increase in food production, transport
2400 BC Umbrella, ParasolMesopotamia originally to keep off the sun
2340 BC Empire BuildingMesopotamia Sargon of Akkad, the first empire builder
maintained the first standing army
2300 BC Map MakingMesopotamia  
2100 BC Alcohol (Beer)Sumeria  
2000 BC Glass ToolsAfrica Njoro River in East Africa
from black volcanic glass
2000 BC Medical PrescriptionsSumeria recorded on stone tablets
2000 BC ObeliskEgypt in Heliopolis (near modern Cairo)
2000 BC Paved RoadsCrete by the Minoans
2000 BC SanitationCrete by the Minoans
2000 BC Underwater TunnelBabylonia under River Euphrates (modern day Iraq)
connecting king's palace with temple
2000 BC Wooden LocksEgypt  

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Key Moments

This was the age of the great river civilisations of the Nile, Mesopotamia, the Indus as well as China. The first civilisation reached Europe (Crete).

The worship of the Sun began in Egypt c3000 BC. Imhotep, the earliest engineer known by name, lived in northern Egypt around 2970 BC. He is said to have built the Step Pyramid in Saqqara. The pyramids of Egypt feature in the writings of the Classical Greeks nearly 2000 years after they were built and still stand in the modern era. Around 2800 BC, elaborate stone relief carvings were being made by the Egyptians. The "Book of the Dead" appeared around 2100 BC.

The first libraries (centres of knowledge and study) were set up in Mesopotamia. The earliest poetry was produced in Sumeria around 2330 BC, written by a high priestess called Enheduanna, daughter of Sargon of Akkad. The world's oldest story, "The Epic of Gilgamesh" appeared in Mesopotamia around 2200 BC. It includes the first flood and ark story.

The city of Mundigak (modern Kandahar in Afghanistan) was founded c2900 BC. Troy (modern Turkey) was first settled around 2500 BC. The oldest known fortress was built in Shisur (modern Oman) around 2500 BC; it was used until 1500 AD.

The Chinese calendar has its start point in 2698 BC. China recorded the earliest solar eclipse on 22 October 2137 BC.

Between 2500 BC and 2000 BC a group of nomads left their homeland north of the Black Sea and began migrating West into Europe and East into Asia. These were the Indo-Europeans. The languages of their descendents would eventually dominate the world. By 2000 BC the migrations had brought them into northern Italy via the Alps.

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Believe it or not, words from the Akkadian language of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires of Mesopotamia are still used in English today.

These are ancient words found in English from the Egyptian language of Pharoaic Egypt.

From the language of ancient Crete.

The most widely studied family of languages and the family with the largest number of speakers. Languages include English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, German, Hindi, Bengali; and the classical languages of Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Persian.

Brief biography of Imhotep (2667 BC - 2648 BC).

Biography of the first Mesopotamian Emperor (2334 BC - 2279 BC) and his daughter, Enheduanna.