26th century BC
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- 2900 - 2334 BCE – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period.
- 2600 BCE – The Harappan civilization rises to become a powerful civilization.
- c. 2578 BCE - Khufu died.
- c. 2570 BC - Khafre started to rule in Ancient Egypt.
- c. 2570 BCE - 2544 BC - Great Sphinx at Giza is built. Fourth Dynasty.
- 2550 BC – Estimated date of completion of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
- c. 2544 BCE - Khafre died.
- c. 2533 BCE - Menkaure started to rule in Ancient Egypt.
- c. 2515 BCE - Menkaure died.
- c. 2515 BC - "Menkaure and his wife, Queen Khamerernebty", the sculpture from Giza is made. Fourth Dynasty. It is now in Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
- c. 2510 BCE - 2460 BC: "Sculptors at work", relief from Saqqara, Fifth Dynasty. It is now at Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
- c. 2510 BCE - 2460 BC: "Seated Scribe", sculpture, Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. It is now in Musee du Louvre, Paris.
- 2500 BCE – The legendary line of Sanhuangwudi rulers of China is founded by Huang Di (approximate date).
- 2500 BCE – the construction of the stone circle at Stonehenge begins and continues for the next five hundred years.
 Significant people
 Inventions, discoveries, introductions
- 2575 BC – A foot defined as 26.45 cm by Sumerian ruler Gudea of Lagash.
- Rock drawings at Rødøy in Norway show the use of skis.
- Bactrian Camel and Dromedary are domesticated
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