early Dynastic Period

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1 In Egypt, covering the first and second dynasties and broadly dated to c.2789–2658 bc.

2 In Mesopotamia, the Jemdet Nasr Period through to the Akkadian Period, broadly c.2900–2330 bc. The period is traditionally divided into three blocks, each of about 200 years: EDI–EDIII. The royal tombs of Ur belong to EDIII.

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

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