Harman Patil

33rd century BC

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33rd century BC

The 33rd century BC is a century which lasted from the year 3300 BC to 3201 BC.



  • Major climate shift possibly due to shift in solar activity. Glaciers expand, covering plants. Atmospheric temperatures fall.
  • Sahara changes from a habitable region into a barren desert
  • Ancient Egypt begins using clay, bone and ivory tags to label boxes, possibly an example of proto-writing
  • Indus Valley Civilization (also known as Harappan civilization or Sindu-Sarasvati civilization) begins in Harappa
  • c. 3300 BC, Harappan script is discovered in Indus Valley (present day Pakistan)
  • c. 3300 BC—Pictographs in Uruk
  • 3300 BC to 3000 BC: Face of a woman, from Uruk (modern Warka, Iraq) is made. It is now in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad (stolen and recovered in 2003).
  • c. 3300 BC The Red Temple, the first phase of the Monte d'Accoddi sanctuary in Northwest Sardinia, is built.
  • Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • The Bronze Age begins in the Fertile Crescent (Roux, 1980)
  • Cattle introduced to the Nile valley
  • Egyptians domesticate the wild ass of North Africa (Clutton-Brock)
  • c. 3250 BC – Potter's wheel in use in Ancient Near East
  • Significant people

  • Ötzi the Iceman, a mummy discovered in the Austrian/Italian Alps in 1991
  • References

    33rd century BC Wikipedia

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