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Ancient Events of Importance , The Early Years

When it comes to pinpointing the precise dates associated with ancient events that have shaped the history of numerous cultures around the world, some instances are not completely exact , especially when dealing with the early years of ancient history. In this article, you will encounter some of the earliest events of importance to take place about the world.

3200 B.C. , Evidence suggests that civilizations begin to emerge at Sumer.

2560 B.C. ,  Giza marks the location of the construction of the Great Pyramid of Cheops –  an Egyptian pharaoh also called Khufu in the Egyptian language.

1900-1300 B.C. , On the island of Crete , the Minoan Period flourishes , a creation of the Bronze Age. Other dates place the culture thriving between 2700 and 1450 BC. In later years, the Mycenaean Greek culture would take over as the dominant presence on Crete.  

As for Minoan , the term is linked to a British archeologist by the name of Sire Arthur Evans, who paid homage to the mythical king called Minos, who serves as a reminder of the labyrinth-related Greek myth. However, it is important to note that it is not known exactly what the “Minoans” referred to when speaking of themselves.

The palaces of Minoan have a reputation as being some of the best built. This is a characteristic that surfaced after the excavation of the island. Archeologists have found grand archives that shows evidence that great buildings were constructed at this time for the purpose of conducting administrative duties.  The excavation reaped palaces that highlighted their own unique features, while certain characteristics remained the same as others.  A common description may include multiple stories, sweeping columns, courtyards, and staircases that decorate both the interior and exterior of a site.

1795-1750 B.C. , At this time, the man who is responsible for writing the first legal code (Hammurabi) is successful in conquering Mesopotamia , land found between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.  As a King, Hammurabi was revered as an important Babylonia king , mostly due to his Code of Hammurabi, which led to a unified Mesopotamia. In the end, he was instrumental in creating a more powerful Babylonia.

The actual Code of Hammurabi was believed to have consisted of 285 legal judgments in total, but sadly, the laws he wrote on five columns were also erased. Hammurabi is also linked to the Bible, as he may have been the same Amraphel (King of Sennaar) that appears in the Book of Genesis. Overall, he is known as the 6th king of the first Babylonian dynasty, which was in existence close to 4000 years ago. Joining his many other achievements, Hammurabi was a great warrior and led the way when it came to digging canals, uplifting the progress of agriculture, set the gears of justice turning, and was a supporter of literacy and other activities associated with writing and reading.