The 30th and 29th Centuries are the second section of the Bronze Age of history.
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EgyptWith the death of Pharaoh Djer in 2996 BCE his son Djet took to the throne. Djet's reign was most known for the expansion of trade outside the Egyptian Kingdom, with trade outposts mainly opening along the Red Sea and expanding into the Levant. Djet's political reign was fairly prosperous in Egypt, though his life outside of politics was described as conflicted. Djet was actually the second child of Djer, him being the younger brother of Mernith. Djer forced a marriage between the two siblings, after taking the advice from high Egyptian advisors and priests. Djet would never have a child with Mernith, though he would have a child with consort, Ahaneith, who would give birth to Den. Mrenith would later take over for her late husband and would continue her brother's agenda to rule and improve the kingdom.
With Mrenith's death falling in 2959 BCE her adopted son Den took over soon after. Den's reign brought in many new ideas and systems that would be used in many other nations today. Den introduced the idea of calculating tax and recording the taxes collected. Den was known as a promoter of the Egyptian arts and a advocate for the advancement of medicine. During Den's reign, trade continued beyond that of the Southern Levant region, and into the Tigris-River valley. In his tomb, remnants of trade from Asia that came through the Levant were buried with him. The only conflicts occur during Den's reign was the skirmishes that occurred with the nomadic Iuntju people, who plundered towns in Southern Egypt. In 2922 BCE Den would pass away and leave his son Anedjib to rule after him.
Anedjib's reign as Pharaoh is most notable for introducing the construction of statues from small effigies to human sized sculptures of past rulers of Egypt. One of the longest traditions in Egyptian history dates back to Anedjib, the Hebsed, a celebration that occurs every ten years to celebrate the rule of the current Pharaoh. When Semerkhet came to power after Anedjib's death, most of his reign was spent putting down rebellions across the Egyptian Kingdom, with nobles popping up in the Upper and Lower Kingdoms claiming to be the real heir to the throne. During Qa'a's reign he still faced many of the problems his predecessors did, it was not until a rogue noble by the name of Hotepsekhemwy rose up and slew Qa'a and his army during an uprising which effectively ended the First Dynasty of Egypt and began the Second Dynasty.
Rest of the World
Civilization saw an exponential growth worldwide after 3000 BCE, with various artifacts dating back to this time period in the Levant, Suyo, Asia, and Europa. Most notable the Sumerians in the Levant setting up various city states and integrating metals into their life. The earliest knowledge of a map of the Levant reaches China after years of mapping and trading within the region.The Uruk Period of Sumerian culture is credited to end around 2900 BCE, and the Early Dynastic Period is credited to start. Legendary figures from Sumerian culture, such as Gilgamesh and Enmerkar, would be birthed around this time. Political Hegemony took rise in the region, as different cultures formed stronger.