Many public celebrations for the end of the second millennium were held on December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000  —with a few people marking the end of the millennium a year later. The years 1600 and 2000 are witnessed as the sistematic century leap years in the Gregorian Calendar.
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This category has the following 33 subcategories, out of 33 total. 2nd millennium by continent (19 C) 2nd millennium by region (5 C) 2nd millennium by country (257 C) 0–9 11th century (34 C, 4 P) 12th century (33 C, 3 P) 13th century (38 C, 4 P) 14th century (36 C, 4 P) 15th century (38 C, 6 P) 16th century (48 C, 11 P)
The 2nd millennium started on January 1, 1001 and ended on December 31, 2000. Centuries. 11th century; 12th century; 13th century; 14th century; 15th century; 16th century; 17th century; 18th century; 19th century; 20th century
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2nd millennium in Europe. 4th BC 3rd BC 2nd BC 1st BC 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Subcategories This category has the following 63 subcategories, out of 63 total. 2nd-millennium European people (10 C) / 2nd-millennium disestablishments in Europe (43 C) 2nd-millennium establishments in Europe (54 C) 0–9
The 2nd millennium BC spanned the years 2000 BC to 1001 BC. In the Ancient Near East, it marks the transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age. The Ancient Near Eastern cultures are well within the historical era: The first half of the millennium is dominated by the Middle Kingdom of Egypt and Babylonia. The alphabet develops.