21st century BC

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The 21st century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2100 BC to 2001 BC.


Ur-Nammu (seated) bestows governorship on Ḫašḫamer, patesi (high priest) of Iškun-Sin (cylinder seal impression, ca. 2100 BC).

Note: all dates from this long ago should be regarded as either approximate or conjectural; there are no absolutely certain dates, and multiple competing reconstructed chronologies, for this time period.

Significant people[edit]

Although many human societies were literate in this period, some individual persons mentioned in this article ought to be considered legendary rather than historical.

Legendary people[edit]

Inventions, discoveries, introductions[edit]

Sovereign states[edit]

See: List of sovereign states in the 21st century BC.

Decades and years[edit]