22nd century BC
Millennium:  3rd millennium BC 

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Categories:  Births – Deaths Establishments – Disestablishments 
The 22nd century BC was a century which lasted from the year 2200 BC to 2101 BC.
Events[edit]
 4.2 kiloyear event – a severe aridification event that probably lasted the entire 22nd century BC and caused the collapse of several Old World civilizations.
 2217 BC – 2193 BC: Nomadic invasions of Akkad.
 c. 2184 BC: Possible date for the death of pharaoh Pepi II Neferkare, the longest reigning monarch of history with 94 years on the throne.
 c. 2184 BC: ephemeral rule of Merenre Nemtyemsaf II in Egypt.
 c. 2184–2181 BC: Reign of Netjerkare Siptah, last pharaoh of the 6th Dynasty of Egypt, who would later give rise to the legendary figure of Nitocris.
 c. 2181 BC: estimated date for the end of the Old Kingdom in Ancient Egypt and the start of the First Intermediate Period. Another proposed date is c. 2160 BC with the end of the Eighth Dynasty. The fall of the Old Kingdom may have been caused by a conjunction of severe droughts, strong decentralization of the state and confusion following the extremely long reign of Pepi II.
 c. 2181 BC: start of the Eighth Dynasty of Egypt with Menkare.
 c. 2180 BC: Akkadian Empire fell under attack by the Guti (Mesopotamia), a mountain people from the northeast.
 c. 2160 or 2130 BC: Egypt: end of the reign of pharaoh Neferirkare, last king of the 8th Dynasty. Beginning of the 9th Dynasty, possibly after overthrowing Neferirkare.
 c. 2160 BC: Beginning of Middle Minoan period in Crete.
 c. 2150 BC: Lagash.
 c. 2150–2030 BC: Gilgamesh epic was written.
 c. 2144 BC: Gudea, the ruler (ensi) of the city of Lagash, started to reign.
 2138 BC: Babylon: A solar eclipse on 9 May and a lunar eclipse on 24 May occurred and are believed to be the double eclipse that took place 23 years after the ascension of king Shulgi of Babylon by those holding to the long chronology.
 c. 2125 BC – 2055 BC: "Model of a house and garden, from Thebes". Eleventh dynasty of Egypt. It is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
 2124 BC: Gudea, the ruler (ensi) of the city of Lagash, died.
 c. 2120 BC: Votive statue of Gudea from Lagash (Iraq) was made. It is now in the Musée du Louvre.
 2119 BC – 2113 BC: (middle chronology), Utuhengal, first king of the third dynasty of Ur.
 2116 BC – 2110 BC: Uruk–Gutian war.
 2112 BC – 2095 BC: Sumerian campaigns of UrNammu.
 2104 BC – 2103 BC: Approximate date of the Biblical flood according to the Hebrew Calendar.
Significant persons[edit]
Decades and years[edit]
2200s BC:
BC 2200
2190s BC:
BC 2199
BC 2198
BC 2197
BC 2196
BC 2195
BC 2194
BC 2193
BC 2192
BC 2191
BC 2190
2180s BC:
BC 2189
BC 2188
BC 2187
BC 2186
BC 2185
BC 2184
BC 2183
BC 2182
BC 2181
BC 2180
2170s BC:
BC 2179
BC 2178
BC 2177
BC 2176
BC 2175
BC 2174
BC 2173
BC 2172
BC 2171
BC 2170
2160s BC:
BC 2169
BC 2168
BC 2167
BC 2166
BC 2165
BC 2164
BC 2163
BC 2162
BC 2161
BC 2160
2150s BC:
BC 2159
BC 2158
BC 2157
BC 2156
BC 2155
BC 2154
BC 2153
BC 2152
BC 2151
BC 2150
2140s BC:
BC 2149
BC 2148
BC 2147
BC 2146
BC 2145
BC 2144
BC 2143
BC 2142
BC 2141
BC 2140
2130s BC:
BC 2139
BC 2138
BC 2137
BC 2136
BC 2135
BC 2134
BC 2133
BC 2132
BC 2131
BC 2130
2120s BC:
BC 2129
BC 2128
BC 2127
BC 2126
BC 2125
BC 2124
BC 2123
BC 2122
BC 2121
BC 2120
2110s BC:
BC 2119
BC 2118
BC 2117
BC 2116
BC 2115
BC 2114
BC 2113
BC 2112
BC 2111
BC 2110
2100s BC:
BC 2109
BC 2108
BC 2107
BC 2106
BC 2105
BC 2104
BC 2103
BC 2102
BC 2101