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25th century BC facts for kids

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Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
Centuries: 26th century BC · 25th century BC · 24th century BC
Decades: 2490s BC 2480s BC 2470s BC 2460s BC 2450s BC
2440s BC 2430s BC 2420s BC 2410s BC 2400s BC
Categories: Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments

The 25th century BC is a century which lasted from the year 2500 BCE to 2401 BCE.


The ruined pyramid of Userkaf at Saqqara. He was the founder of the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt

Significant persons

  • 2492 BCEHayk founds Armenia
  • 2491 BCE—Mythical Chinese Emperor Zhuanxu
  • 2490 BCE—Menkaura is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2475 BCE—Shepseskaf is Pharaoh. (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2465 BCEFifth dynasty of Egypt; Userkaf is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2458 BCE—Sahure is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2446 BCE—Neferirkare Kakai is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2426 BCE—Shepseskare Isi is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • c. 2425 BCE—Death of Eannatum of Lagash; succeeded by his nephew, Entemena, whose ally, Lugal-kinishe-dudu, unites Uruk and Ur (Roux 1980)
  • 2419 BCE—Ra'neferef is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)
  • 2416 BCENyuserre Ini is Pharaoh (Atlas of Egypt 1989)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • Harappan civilisation, at its peak, covered an area of around 480,000 km² (298 258.172 mi²). Its heartland lay in the Indus river valley in Pakistan, but settlements spread as far as the Makran coast, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, eastern Punjab, Kutch and Saurashtra. They included cities like Harappa, Mohenjo-daro, Kalibangan, Dholavira, ports like Lothal, Sutkagen-dor and Sotka-koh and many villages as well. They used irrigation to farm and built cities. The two main cities had sewage systems, bronze, trade tokens (early coins), and hieroglyphs. There were even baths at one of the villages, besides the great baths of brick in each city. Geometry of shrines and altars tends to identify these with the cities of the Yajur Veda: they might easily be a thousand years older than this conservative date.
  • Cycladic marble figures show the use of both the musical pipe and the kithara form of lyre. (Archaeology of the Olympics 1988)
  • Earliest surviving ski is left in a peat bog at Hoting, Sweden, about this time. (Encyc. Americana)
  • Sumerians use domestic asses on war chariots (Standard of Ur), not onagers as early interpreters claimed. (Clutton-Brock)
  • Agriculture at Prieta Huaca includes cotton and bottle-gourds. (Bailey 1973)

See also

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