The 27th century BC
is a century
which lasted from the year 2700 BC to 2601
- 2900 BC – 2334
BC: Mesopotamian wars of the Early
- 2775 BC – 2650 BC: Second Dynasty wars in Egypt.
- 2750 BC – 2600 BC: Ancient burial sites with human Skeletons
are created; they are later discovered in Ibbankatuwa, Dambulla in Sri Lanka.
- 2737 BC: Invention of tea as a beverage by Shennong,
according to a Chinese legend.
- Germination of the Bristlecone
pine tree "Methuselah" about
2700 BC, the oldest tree
still living now.
- 2700 BC: Early Dynastic (Archaic) period ended in
Ancient Egypt (according to French Egyptologist Nicolas
Grimol). This period includes 1st and 2nd Dyasties.
- c. 2700 BC: Old Kingdom started in
Ancient Egypt. 3rd–6th Dynasties.
- c. 2697 BC:Yellow Emperor started in China.
- c. 2686 BC: Early Dynastic (Archaic)
period ends in Ancient Egypt (other
date is 2700 BC).
- c. 2686 BC: Old Kingdom starts in Ancient Egypt (other date is
- 2686 BC: Egypt: End of
Second Dynasty, start of
Pharaoh Khasekhemwy died. Pharaoh
Sanakhte started to reign.
- c. 2685 BC: Bull lyre, from the tomb of Queen Puabi, Ur (modern Muqaiyir, Iraq) was
made. It is now in University Museum, University of
- c. 2681 BC – c. 2662 BC: Reign of Djoser,
Pharaoh of Egypt, Third Dynasty.
- 2668 BC: Pharaoh
- c. 2667 BC: Pharaoh Djoser starts to rule
(other date is 2681 BC).
- 2660 BC: Archaic period ends in
- c. 2660 BC: Old Kingdom in Ancient Egypt started (Another date is
- c. 2648 BC: Pharaoh Djoser dies (another date is 2662 BC).
- c. 2640 BC: The cultivation and weaving of
silk starts to be a closely guarded secret in
- 2630 BC – 2611 BC: Imhotep, Vizier of
Egypt, constructs the Pyramid of Djoser
- 2627 BC – 2000 BC: Construction of the Caral metropolis
- 2613 BC: Egypt—End of
Third Dynasty, start of
Pharaoh Huni died.
started to reign.
- c. 2613 BC – 2494 BC: The Great Sphinx at Giza is
- c. 2601 BC – c. 2515 BC: Great Pyramids at Giza are built
for Menkaure, Khafre
and Khufu. Fourth Dynasty.
- c. 2601 BC: Khufu started to rule in
- 2600 BC: Mature Harappan phase of the Indus Valley Civilization begins.
cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro become large metropolises and the civilization
expands to over 2,500 cities and settlements across the whole of
Pakistan, much of northern India, and parts of Afghanistan and Iran, covering a
region of around one million square miles, which was larger than
the land area of its contemporaries Egypt and Mesopotamia combined, and also had superior
urban planning and sewage systems. The civilization began using
the mature Indus script for its writing
- 2600 BC: End of the Early Dynastic II
Period and the beginning of the Early Dynastic IIIa Period in
- 2700 BC: Mesoamericans begin to plant and domesticate
Decades and years