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Encyclopedia > 5th millennium BC
Millennia: 6th millennium BC - 5th millennium BC - 4th millennium BC

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These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (7th millennium BC – 6th millennium BC – 5th millennium BC – other millennia) // Events c. ... (5th millennium BC – 4th millennium BC – 3rd millennium BC - other millennia) // Events Sumerian city of Ur in Mesopotamia (40th century BC); Sumerian hegemony in Mesopotamia, with the invention of writing, base-60 mathematics, astronomy and astrology, civil law, complex hydrology, the sailboat, the wheel, and the potters wheel, 4000...


Events

Mount Mazama is a destroyed stratovolcano in the Oregon part of the Cascade Range. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Salem Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq. ... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... Crater Lake in Oregon taken in winter. ... In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... The Julian day or Julian day number (JDN) is the number of days that have elapsed since 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time (UT or TT) on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC in the proleptic Julian calendar . ... Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609) was the tenth child and third son of Julius Caesar Scaliger and Andiette de Roques Lobejac. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... The Julian day or Julian day number (JDN) is the number of days that have elapsed since 12 noon Greenwich Mean Time (UT or TT) on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC in the proleptic Julian calendar . ... Theta Boötis (or Asellus primus; abbr. ... The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth. ... The star (or star system) Thuban, also known as α Draconis (alpha Draconis), is a star in the constellation of Draco. ... The ancient civil Egyptian calendar had a year that was 365 days long, consisting of 12 months of 30 days each, plus 5 extra days at the end of the year. ... The Sothic cycle or Canicular period is a period of 1461 ancient Egyptian years (of 365 days) or 1460 Julian years (averaging 365. ...

Cultures

Reconstruction of circular ditches at Heldenberg, Lower Austria About 150 arrangements of prehistoric circular ditches are known to archaeologists spread over Germany, Austria and Slovakia and the Czech Republic. ... Regions of Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great at Susa. ... Kish [kish] (Tall al-Uhaymir) was an ancient city of Sumer, now in central Iraq. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Map showing Khuzestan in Iran Domes like this are quite common in Khuzestan province. ... The 5500 year old skeletons and other unearthed artifacts here are preserved and off access to visitors. ... The Cucuteni culture (also Cucuteni-Tripolie, after the Romanian Cucuteni and the Ukrainian Trypillia villages) is an early 5th millennium BC neolithic culture of Central Europe, in the area of modern-day Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine, in the Dniestr-Dnjepr region. ... The Chalcolithic (Greek khalkos + lithos copper stone) period, also known as the Eneolithic (Aeneolithic) or Copper Age period, is a phase in the development of human culture in which the use of early metal tools appeared alongside the use of stone tools. ... The Sredny Stog culture dates from 4500-3500 BC. It was situated just north of the Sea of Azov betweeen the Dnieper and the Don. ... The Samara culture was an aeneolithic or eneolithic (copper age) culture of the early 5th millenium BC at the Samara bend region of the middle Volga, discovered during archaeological excavations near the village of Syezzheye (Съезжее) in Russia. ... The Maykop culture, ca. ... The Proto-Indo-Europeans are the hypothetical speakers of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language, a prehistoric people of the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age. ...

Periods

  • c. 4570–4250 BC – Merimde culture on the Nile
  • c. 4400–4000 BC – Badari culture on the Nile

Merimde Beni-salame (the Merimde culture) Neolithic settlement site in the West delta of the Nile. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Badarian culture provides the earliest direct evidence of agriculture in Upper Egypt. ...

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Writing Systems of the World today A Specimen of typeset fonts and languages, by William Caslon, letter founder; from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... A Chinese character. ... A clay vessel unearthed in Vinča, found at depth of 8. ... One of the Tartaria tablets The three Tărtăria tablets are probably amulets or votive tablets, which bear incised symbols that are believed by some to be a very early form of writing. ... It has been suggested that Mouldboard Plough be merged into this article or section. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... Binomial name Bubalus arnee (Kerr, 1792) The Water Buffalo is a very large ungulate and a member of the wild oxen family. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. ... A 16th century brewer A 21st century brewer This article concerns the production of alcoholic beverages. ... A driving wheel on a steam locomotive. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Fictional/Theoretical events

  • In the 2000 film Bedazzled, Elizabeth Hurley (as the Devil) says as of November 16 she will have "been doing this for 6000 years," implying that the Devil fell (or Hurley took the position, somehow) November 16th (likely somewhere around 4000 BC, as the film was set in roughly current time as of the release).
  • 4004 BC – The universe is created at nightfall preceding October 23 according to the Ussher-Lightfoot chronology of Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh.

  Results from FactBites:
 
5th millennium BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (328 words)
4300 BC - Theta Boötis became the nearest visible star to the celestial north pole.
It remained the closest until 3942 BC when it was replaced by Thuban.
4004 BC The universe is created at nightfall preceding October 23 according to the Ussher-Lightfoot chronology of Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh.
Sumer - MSN Encarta (1363 words)
2525-2500 bc), was extended from the Zagros to the Taurus mountains and from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
2370-2347 bc), the governor of the neighbouring city-state of Umma.
Before the early 2nd millennium bc the Amorites, Semitic nomads from the desert to the west of Sumer and Akkad, invaded the kingdom.
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