Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
Centuries:
Timelines:
State leaders:
  • 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
Categories: Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments

The 24th century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2400 BC to 2301 BC.

Events

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

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries and introductions

  • 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

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

  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.