Eridu Timeline

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  • c. 2900 BCE
    Probable date of the regional Great Flood when the river Euphrates rose.
  • c. 2300 BCE
    The Eridu Genesis - The Sumerian Flood Story - is composed.
  • 2100 BCE
    First ziggurats in Ur, Eridu, Uruk, and Nippur.
  • c. 600 BCE
    The city of Eridu is abandoned.