24th century BC

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Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
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  • 25th century BC
  • 24th century BC
  • 23rd century BC
Decades:
  • 2390s BC
  • 2380s BC
  • 2370s BC
  • 2360s BC
  • 2350s BC
  • 2340s BC
  • 2330s BC
  • 2320s BC
  • 2310s BC
  • 2300s BC
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The 24th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2400 BC to 2301 BC.

Events[edit]

Extent and major sites of the Indus Valley Civilization in Ancient India.
Letter in Sumerian cuneiform, c. 2400 BC, found in Girsu.

Significant persons[edit]

Inventions, discoveries and introductions[edit]

  • The first official mentioning of beekeeping in Egypt[1]
  • The first documented use of an organized courier service for the diffusion of written documents in Egypt
  • First extant evidence of written Akkadian language.

Mythology[edit]

In modern Korean national mythology, the character Dangun, whose mother was originally a bear, founded the state Gojoseon in 2333 BC and ruled it for about 2000 years; some Koreans think of it as the earliest Korean state and of Dangun as the ancestor of Koreans. From 1948 until December 1961, the Republic of Korea officially[2] reckoned years by adding 2333 to the Common Era year; the year 2333 BC and the related myth are sometimes presented matter-of-factly as history rather than mythology in Korea.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ancient Egypt: Beekeeping and wax". Archived from the original on 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2005-01-14.
  2. ^ Korean: 年號에關한法律, 1948-09-25
  3. ^ Example: “고조선”, an entry in Standard Korean Language Dictionary.