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  • c. 5400 BCE
    The City of Eridu is founded.
  • c. 5000 BCE
    Godin Tepe settled.
  • 5000 BCE - 1750 BCE
    Sumerian civilization in the Tigris-Euphrates valley.
  • c. 5000 BCE
    Sumer inhabited by Ubaid people.
  • c. 5000 BCE - 4100 BCE
    The Ubaid Period in Sumer.
  • c. 5000 BCE
    Evidence of burial in Sumer.
  • c. 4500 BCE
    The Sumerians built their first temple.
  • c. 4500 BCE
    The City of Uruk founded.
  • 4100 BCE - 2900 BCE
    Uruk Period in Sumer.
  • c. 3600 BCE
    Invention of writing in Sumer at Uruk.
  • c. 3500 BCE
    First written evidence of religion in Sumerian cuneiform.
  • c. 3200 BCE
    First instance of written language in Sumerian.
  • 2900 BCE - 2334 BCE
    The Early Dynastic Period in Sumer.
  • c. 2600 BCE - c. 2000 BCE
    The Royal Graves of Ur used in Sumer.
  • 2500 BCE
    First Dynasty of Lagash under King Eannutum is first empire in Mesopotamia.
  • c. 2500 BCE
    Beginning of literature in Sumerian.
  • 2350 BCE
    First code of laws by Urukagina, king of Lagash.
  • 2218 BCE - 2047 BCE
    The Gutian Period in Sumer.
  • c. 2150 BCE - c. 1400 BCE
    The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh written on clay tablets.
  • 2100 BCE
    The Reign of Utu-Hegal at Uruk in Sumer and creation of Sumerian King List.
  • c. 2055 BCE - 2047 BCE
    Utu Hegel's reign over Sumerian and Akkadian cities.
  • 2047 BCE - 2030 BCE
    Ur-Nammu's reign over Sumer.
  • 2047 BCE - 1750 BCE
    The Ur III Period in Sumer, known as the Sumerian Renaissance.
  • 2047 BCE - 1750 BCE
    The Ur III Period in Sumer. Great Wall of Uruk still standing.
  • c. 2038 BCE
    King Shulgi of Ur builds his great wall in Sumer.
  • c. 1772 BCE
    The Code of Hammurabi: One of the earliest codes of law in the world.
  • 1750 BCE
    Elamite invasion and Amorite migration ends the Sumerian civilization.
  • c. 1120 BCE
    Extant copy of the Sumerian Enuma Elish (creation story) is made from much older text.