Visual Timeline: Early Dynastic Period (Mesopotamia)

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4500 BCE: First walled cities. Uruk in Mesopotamia first city.
 
2800 BCE: Probable date of the regional Great Flood when the river Euphrates rose.
 
 
2750 BCE: Secular rulers replace priests.
 
2750 BCE: The city of Tyre is founded.
 
2700 BCE: Hatti people establish trade with the city of Sumer.
 
 
2600 BCE: Uruk ruled by Gilgamesh for 126 years according to the Sumerian King List.
 
2600 BCE: The Myth of Etana written.
 
2400 BCE: First use of war chariots in Mesopotamia.
 
 
2350 BCE: First code of laws by Urukagina, king of Lagash.
 
 
2330 BCE: Sargon of Akkad sacks Ur.
 
 
2300 BCE: The Eridu Genesis is composed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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