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The 4th millennium BC saw major changes in human culture. It marked the beginning of the Bronze Age and of writing.

The city states of Sumer and the kingdom of Egypt were started and grew to prominence. Agriculture spread widely across Eurasia. World population in the course of the millennium doubled to approximately from 7 to 14 million people in the area surrounding them.


Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Sumerian Cuneiform Script


Calendars and chronology



  1. Federico Lara Peinado, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: "La Civilización Sumeria". Historia 16, 1999.
  2. Roberts, J: History of the World. Penguin, 1994.
  3. See horoscope number 1 in Dr. B. V. Raman (1991). Notable Horoscopes. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN 81-208-0901-7 . 
  4. Arun K. Bansal's research published in Outlook India, September 13, 2004. "Krishna (b. July 21, 3228 BC)". 
  5. Annals of the World, as well as the above sources
  6. IVP New Bible Commentary page 22 states the events of Genesis 1–11 took place before 2000 BC