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Millennium: 4th millennium BC
Centuries: 41st century BC · 40th century BC · 39th century BC
Decades: 3990s BC 3980s BC 3970s BC 3960s BC 3950s BC
3940s BC 3930s BC 3920s BC 3910s BC 3900s BC
Categories: Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments


  • c. 4000 BC – Liangzhu culture in China.
  • c. 4000 BC – More than 100 dwellings surrounding a community center, a cemetery and a kiln are built in Jiangzhai, near modern Xi'an, China.
  • Start of Naqada culture in Egypt.
  • Early Jomon period begins on the islands of Japan.
  • Domestication of horses.
  • Plough in use.
  • Neolithic settlers begin to locate their communities at sites most easily defended, near rivers, on plateaus or in swamps. For additional protection, they also frequently surround them with wooden walls, earth embankments and ditches.
  • Civilizations develop in the Mesopotamia/Fertile crescent region (around the location of modern day Iraq).
  • The first Korean civilization is founded around this era. According to myth, the founder is the son of a god and a she-bear who turned into a human.


  • According to the Venerable Bede, the world was created on 18 March 3952 BC.
  • The 40 Century BC is considered by some Christians who adhere to Young Earth Creationism to be the beginning of primeval human civilization.
  • According to Korean legends, the god who controlled the weather came down to the ground to spread harmony, peace and prosperity among the people. A tiger and a bear came to see him, asking the god to turn them into humans. The god gave the animals garlic and mugwort to take to a dark cave. The two must survive on the two plants and never see light for 100 days to become humans. The two tried, and for a while, they succeeded. However, the tiger could not bear the plants and dashed out for the sun and meat. Even though seeing Tiger leave so freely, the bear endured. Finally a hundred days passed, and the bear turned into a beautiful woman. The god named her eung-nyeo, [熊女, bear-woman] and they married. Together they had a son, who was named Dan-goon[壇君]. Dan-goon became the first emperor of Korea, and he built the first nation of that particular peninsula.
  • In their ceremonial or commemorative proceedings, Freemasons add 4000 years to the current Anno Domini calendar year and append "Anno Lucis" ("Year of Light") to the year (i.e., 2010 AD = 6010 AL). This alternative calendar era, which would designate 4000 BC as "year zero", was created in the 18th century in deference to the Hebrew calendar's era dating system and other ideas regarding the year of creation at the time.

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In Christian theology, the 40 Century BC relates to the beginning of primeval human civilization.


Michelangelo's painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel shows the creation of the stars and planets as described in the first chapter of Genesis.


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