27th Century B.C.E.

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Maya culture emerges in the Yucatan

The Maya Long Count Calendar gives a Maya creation date of 11 August, 3114 BC, and traces of Maya habitation at Cuello, in Belize, were recently carbon dated to around 2600 BC.

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The Old Kingdom of Egypt begins

The Old Kingdom, in ancient Egyptian history, is the period in the third millennium (c. 2686€“2181 BC) also known as the ‘Age of the Pyramids’ or ‘Age of the Pyramid Builders’.