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35th century BC

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35th century BC

Millennium: 4th millennium BC
Decades: 3490s BC 3480s BC 3470s BC 3460s BC 3450s BC
3440s BC 3430s BC 3420s BC 3410s BC 3400s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths

The 35th century BCE in the Near East sees the gradual transition from the Chalcolithic to the Early Bronze Age. Proto-writing enters transitional stage, developing towards writing proper. Wheeled vehicles are now known beyond Mesopotamia, having spread north of the Caucasus and to Europe.


  • Cultures 1
  • Artifacts 2
  • Events 3
  • Sovereign States 4
  • References 5


EA 32751
The head of EA 32751 ("Ginger") showing the preserved hair. Photo taken in 2011.


Only approximate dating is usually possible for mid-4th millennium artifacts.


  • The Sahara desert starts to form from semi-arid savannah, through desertification.
  • c. 3500 BC, First known zoo at Hierakonpolis.
  • c. 3400 BC, Sumerian temple record keepers redesign the stamp seal in the form of a cylinder.
  • c. 3500 BC, Pictographic proto-writing starts developing towards writing proper in Sumer, thus starting what is technically considered history.
  • c. 3500 BC: The first monument of which there is still a trace (Duma na nGiall) is built on the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High King of Ireland.[1]
  • c. 3500 BC: Tin is discovered.

Sovereign States

See: List of sovereign states in the 35th century BC.


  1. ^ Memory and Monuments at the Hill of Tara by Erin McDonald, Chronika Journal
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