It's about twenty times as long as a Giant Tortoise's Lifespan.
In other words, the length of a Giant Tortoise's Lifespan is 0.05 times 5,000 years.(for Adwaita, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise) (Dipsochelys dussumieri, formerly Geochelone gigantea)
It's about 50 times as long as Pepi II's reign.
In other words, the length of Pepi II's reign is 0.02 times 5,000 years.(a.k.a. Neferkare) (2278 BCE - 2184 BCE)
The sixth dynasty pharaoh of Egypt's Old Kingdom, Pepi II Neferkare ascended to the throne at the age of six and is generally thought to have reigned until his death at the age of one-hundred — a total of 94 years. His reign was the longest of any monarch in history.
It's about 150 times as long as Pius IX's reign.
In other words, 5,000 years is 158 times the length of Pius IX's reign, and the length of Pius IX's reign is 0.006329 times that amount.(a.k.a. Pope Blessed Pius IX, a.k.a. Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti) (1792-1878)
The longest reigning Pope in the Church's history, Pius IX reigned from June 16th, 1846 to February 7th, 1878 — 31.65 years. As the last monarchical Pope, he ruled over 3,000,000 subjects in the Papal States until 1870.
It's about 400 times as long as FDR's Presidential Term.
In other words, 5,000 years is 412.9 times the length of FDR's Presidential Term, and the length of FDR's Presidential Term is 0.002422 times that amount.(a.k.a. Franklin Roosevelt, a.k.a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt) (1933-45)
It's about 500 times as long as King Tut's reign.
In other words, the length of King Tut's reign is 0.002 times 5,000 years.(a.k.a. Tutankhamun, a.k.a. Tutankhaten, a.k.a. tVwa:t-ʕa:nəx-ʔaˡma:n) (1333 BCE - 1324 BCE)
It's about 600 times as long as The Revolutionary War (American).
In other words, 5,000 years is 596.8 times the length of The Revolutionary War (American), and the length of The Revolutionary War (American) is 0.001676 times that amount.(a.k.a. American War of Independence) (1775-83)
It's about 800 times as long as The Construction of the Chunnel.
In other words, 5,000 years is 782.7 times the length of The Construction of the Chunnel, and the length of The Construction of the Chunnel is 0.001278 times that amount.(a.k.a. Channel Tunnel, a.k.a. Le tunnel sous la Manche) (1987 thru 1994) (Folkstone, Kent, UK to Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, France)