World wide flood in 2370. Then some time later, after Tower of Babylon incident, history as we know it began. All of Egyptian and Sumerian history compressed into about 180 years. Really?
Yeah, that was precisely the problem that my young mind was busily engaged with when I was 14 and 15 years old. I wanted to find a way to make it all work out, shortening reign lengths, dismissing certain kings as "mythical", trying to squeeze everything within several hundred years. I knew the whole while it wasn't really working, but I wanted it to work. It bothered me how after the Tower of Babel the Egyptians would zoom super fast to Egypt and then instantly begin the first dynasty (I didn't even give room to Predynastic Egypt). But the whole scheme collapsed when I read about Woolley's excavations of Ur and found the mass graves of all the attendants to the Sumerian lord who were killed and buried with him. I forgot how many but it was something like 30-40 people. And that made no sense to me. I had that early king live just some 20 or 30 years after the Flood. At a time when people were trying to repopulate the earth and have enough people to work on the Tower of Babel a hundred years later, they were really cavalierly slaughtering a king's attendants when world population was only at a few hundred? It was then I realized that it was hopeless and I abandoned the project.