24th century BC

The 24th century BC was a century that lasted from the year 2400 BC to 2301 BC.

Millennium: 3rd millennium BC
State leaders:
  • 25th century BC
  • 24th century BC
  • 23rd century BC
  • 2390s BC
  • 2380s BC
  • 2370s BC
  • 2360s BC
  • 2350s BC
  • 2340s BC
  • 2330s BC
  • 2320s BC
  • 2310s BC
  • 2300s BC
Categories: BirthsDeaths


Extent and major sites of the Indus Valley civilization in ancient Pakistan
Letter in Sumerian cuneiform, c. 2400 BC, found in Girsu

Inventions, discoveries and introductionsEdit


In modern Korean national mythology, the character Dangun, whose mother was originally a bear, founded the state Gojoseon in 2333 BC and ruled it for about 2000 years. Some Koreans think of it as the earliest Korean state and of Dangun as the ancestor of Koreans. From 1948 until December 1961, the Republic of Korea officially[2] reckoned years by adding 2333 to the Common Era year. The year 2333 BC and the related myth are sometimes presented matter-of-factly as history rather than mythology in Korea.[3]

Genesis flood narrative. In Jewish and Christian mythology, sometime near the middle of the 24th century BC,[4] the entire planet was flooded by some 8,848 m (29,029 ft) of water, tripling the total volume of water on planet Earth, covering the tops of the mountains, and wiping out the entire human and land animal populations. Only one small family of a man named Noah, and one breeding pair of each animal type survived the flood by floating on a large wooden boat for several months.[5]


  1. ^ "Ancient Egypt: Beekeeping and wax". Archived from the original on 2004-12-04. Retrieved 2005-01-14.
  2. ^ Korean: 年號에關한法律, 1948-09-25
  3. ^ Example: "고조선". Archived from the original on 2017-12-26., an entry in Standard Korean Language Dictionary.
  4. ^ "Timeline for the Flood". Answers in Genesis. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  5. ^ "Visualizing the Genesis Timeline from Adam to Abraham". 22 February 2015. Retrieved 2020-07-28.