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Old Kingdom (Egypt, 3000 BC - 2000 BC)

Old Kingdom (Egypt, 3000 BC - 2000 BC)

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  • KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS The Old Kingdom (3000 BC) was the first period of wide spread peace in Egypt and considered the first peak of Egyptian civilization.(More...)
  • The term itself was coined by eighteenth-century historians and the distinction between the Old Kingdom and the Early Dynastic Period is not one which would have been recognized by Ancient Egyptians.(More...)
  • The Old Kingdom is most commonly regarded as spanning the period of time when Egypt was ruled by the Third Dynasty through to the Sixth Dynasty (2686-2181 BCE).(More...)
  • English translations of these and other Middle Kingdom tales may be found in such collections as Miriam Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, vol. 1: The Old and Middle Kingdoms (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973/2006), pp. 211-235; and William Kelly Simpson, The Literature of Ancient Egypt (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), pp. 11-66.(More...)

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  • Sometime between 3100 BC and 2950 BC, a local king known as Menes succeeded in uniting the southern region (Upper Egypt) and the northern region (Lower Egypt) into one empire, and began the first of over dynasties of the Egyptian empire.(More...)
  • These three kingdoms dominated ancient Korea from 57 BC until 668 AD and for this reason this time is known as the Three Kingdoms Period.(More...)



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KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS The Old Kingdom (3000 BC) was the first period of wide spread peace in Egypt and considered the first peak of Egyptian civilization. [1] KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS Khopesh A prestigious Egyptian slashing weapon, used from 2000 BC - 1300 BC. Old Kingdom Rulers  The Old Kingdom Lasted from 2600 BC to about 2300 BC During those years Egypt grew and prosperedDuring those. [1] KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS KEY TOPICS The Three Pyramids at Giza are Egypt's most famous monuments, created as resting places for three Egyptian pharaohs in Egypt's Old Kingdom which lasted from around 2600 B.C. to 2150 B.C. Ancient Egyptian history began with the founding of the Old Kingdom around 3100 BC and lasted 3,000 years, until Alexander the Great conquered the country in 332 BC and ended the rule of the pharaohs. [1] Ancient Egyptian History : 3000 to 2000 BC - Includes the Predynastic, Early Dynastic, Old Kingdom and 1st Intermediate periods. [1] The first Egyptian battleaxes were produced during the Old Kingdom period, around 2000 BC, and were constructed of bronze. [1] EGYPTIAN POPULATION ESTIMATES THROUGH TIME Before 3100 BC, less than 1/2 million 3000 - 1 million 2500 - 1.5 million New Kingdom - 3 million 100 AD - 7.5 million 1882 AD - 7 million Today - over 90 million Transitions in Political and Social Organization After 500 years of stability, the Old Kingdom regime exhausted the productive capacity of the Nile valley. [1] In its late phase (from ca. 600 BCE), it saw the rise of the Mahajanapadas, and was succeeded by the Maurya Empire (from ca. 320 BCE), the golden age, classical age of Sanskrit literature, and the Middle kingdoms of India The Old Kingdom was the age of Pyramids (circa 2550 BC), the Middle Kingdom a time of high artistic and religious achievement (circa 2000 BC) and the New Kingdom (1570 to 1070 BC) the time of Egypt's imperial glory. [1] Egypt's Old Kingdom (Dynasties 3-6, ca. 2649-2150 BC) was one of the most dynamic periods in the development of Egyptian art. [2] The ancient Egyptian battle axe was first developed around 2000 BC during the Old Kingdom. [1]

Palette of King Narmer from Hierakonpolis, Egypt. 3000 BC, end of predynastic era into old kingdom because it accounts for unification of upper and lower. [1] Its attestation stretches over an extraordinarily long time, from the Old Egyptian stage (mid-3rd millennium BC, Old Kingdom of Egypt ). [1] The First Intermediate Period of Egypt, often described as a "dark period" in ancient Egyptian history, spanned about 100 years after the end of the Old Kingdom from about 2181 to 2055 BC. Very little monumental evidence survives from this period, especially from the early part of it. [1]

Evidence suggests that they had adapted to animal husbandry by 8000 BC and agriculture by 5000; however, they did not acquire bronze technology until 2000 BC Egyptian history was characterized by three sustained periods of centralized authority, stability and order, when the kingdom of the Nile was unified The symbols could thus be assembled in any necessary order to sound out spoken communication. [1] It is likely (though not proven) that the New Kingdom Egyptians hired Greek mercenary soldiers to fight in their wars with them about 1500 BC. According to George Modelski, Thebes had about 40,000 inhabitants in 2000 BC (compared to 60,000 in Memphis, the largest city of the world at the time). [1] It is likely (though not proven) that the New Kingdom Egyptians hired Greek mercenary soldiers to fight in their wars with them about 1500 BC. It is conjectured that changes in climate in this region around 2000 BC and the ensuing ecological, economic and political changes triggered a rapid and massive migration westward into northeast Europe, eastward into China and southward into Vietnam and Thailand across a frontier of some 4,000 miles. [1] Around 2000 BC the first ruler of the reunified kingdom of Upper and Lower Egypt, Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II, built an entirely new sanctuary and added an installation for the celebration of the Nile flood, which, according to ancient Egyptian belief, began at Elephantine. [1]

Historians place the rise of the first major period of Ancient Egypt's history, known as the Old Kingdom, at around 2686 BC and say that it lasted until 2134 BC. It was during this period that the first pyramid was built by Djoser and Cheops built the Great Pyramid which is the only remaining seven wonders of the ancient world. [1] Unification became the central canon of Egyptian civilization during the Old Kingdom, which lasted until 2150 BC. A Belgium-based Egyptologist has rediscovered the oldest known Egyptian leather manuscript, dating back more than 4,000 years to late Old Kingdom and early Middle Kingdom (2300-2000 B.C.). [1] It lasted from 1975 BC to 1640 BC. The Middle Kingdom was the second peak period of the Ancient Egyptian civilization (the other two being the Old Kingdom and the New Kingdom). [1] Ancient Egyptian History Periods Tim F e e ramNile Culture Begins 3900 B. C. E. Archaic 3100 - 2650 B. C. E. Old Kingdom 2575 - 2134 B. C. E. Middle Kingdom 2040 - 1640 B. C. E. New Kingdom 1532 - 1070 B. C. E. Late Period 750 - 332 B. C. E.Greek Ptolemaic Era 332 - 30 B. C. E. Roman Period 30 B. C. E. - 395 C. E. The Old Kingdom is most commonly regarded as the period from the Third Dynasty through to the Sixth Dynasty (2686-2181 BC). [1] The, often described as a 'dark period' in ancient Egyptian history, spanned about 100 years after the end of the Old Kingdom from about 2181 to 2055 BC. Very little monumental evidence survives from this period, especially from the early part of it. [1] WHO: a "dark period" in ancient Egyptian history, spanned approximately one hundred years, from ca. 2181-2055 BC, after the end of the Old Kingdom. [1]

The collection consists of Pre-Dynastic (4000-3000 BC) ceramics and stone, Old Kingdom (3000 ñ 2100 BC), and Ptolemaic Period (200-300 BC) funerary sculpture, stelae, and coffin boards. [1] The Old Kingdom was the first major civilization of Egypt, existing from roughly 2680-2180 BC. The first pharaoh of this time period, Djoser, built tombs in step pyramids, made from stacking progressively smaller layers. [1] It is generally taken to include the First and Second Dynasties, lasting from the Naqada III archaeological period until about the beginning of the Old Kingdom, c. 2686 BC. With the First Dynasty, the capital moved from Thinis to Memphis with a unified Egypt ruled by a god-king. [1]

Old Egy ptian (2600 BC 2000 BC) The languag e of t he Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period. [1] This type of axe was developed around 2000 BC during the Old Kingdom. [1]

Khopesh A prestigious Egyptian slashing weapon, used from 2000 BC - 1300 BC. According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. By 3000 BC, the Egyptians had developed a system of writing called hieroglyphics, based on pictures and symbols. [1] According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. It is likely (though not proven) that the New Kingdom Egyptians hired Greek mercenary soldiers to fight in their wars with them about 1500 BC. Egyptian Alabaster Footed Bowl, New Kingdom, Ca. 1500 BC. Globular vase on raised circular disc foot. [1] KEY TOPICS According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted from approximately 3000 BC until the date of the last known hieroglyphic inscription in 395 AD. Though many cultures invaded and at times ruled Egypt, its character survived largely the same until the Roman Period, and many aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization remained through the Coptic Period. [1] Khopesh A prestigious Egyptian slashing weapon, used from 2000 BC - 1300 BC. James H. Breasted, the then-director of University of Chicago Oriental Institute, ascertained in 1930 that the original source was an Egyptian composite manuscript that was written between the period of 3000 - 2500 BC, probably by the renowned high priest, architect, and medicine practitioner Imhotep. [1] Old Egyptian (2600 - 2000 BC) The Pyramid Texts are the largest body of literature written in this phase of the language. [1] Slab stela of Old Kingdom Egyptian princess Neferetiabet (dated 2590-2565 BC) from her tomb at Giza, painting on limestone, now in Louvre, France. [1] Sneferu's Bent Pyramid in Dahshur The Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo, built under the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu (c. 2600 BC). [1] The Old Kingdom fell due to rising power of the regional governors and due to a severe drought that occurred 2200 to 2150 BC. Egypt's first civilization lasted roughly 550 years. [1] The Old Kingdom started circa 2700 BC during Egypt's 3rd dynasty. [1]

The Old Kingdom of the regional Bronze Age is the name given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization in complexity and achievement - the first of three "Kingdom" periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the lower Nile Valley (the others being Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom ). [1] Middle Kingdom :Egypt in the Twelfth and Thirteenth dynasties, between 2055 BC and 1650 BC. Of mercenary troops, Nubians were used beginning in the late Old Kingdom, Asiatic maryannu troops were used in the Middle and New Kingdoms, the Sherden, Libyans, and the "Na'arn" were used in the Ramesside Period, (New Kingdom, Dynasties XIX and XX, c.1292-1075 BC ) and Phoenicians, Carians, and Greeks were used during the Late Period. [1]

During his reign Naram-Sin campaigned against the region of Magan (Oman). (http://tinyurl.com/ctv5f) 2.278k BC - 2.184k BC Pepi II ruled in Egypt as the last king of the 6th dynasty and the last significant king of the Old Kingdom. (www.ancientroute.com/IndexPharCh.htm) 2.254k BC - 2.23k BC Shar-Kali-Sharri, son of Naram-Sin, ruled Akkad. [1] The Old Kingdom is the period in the third millennium(c. 2686-2181 BC) also known as the 'Age of thePyramids' or 'Age of thePyramid Builders' as it includes the great 4th Dynasty when King Sneferu perfected the art of pyramid building and the pyramids ofGizawere constructed under the kings Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure. [2]

The start of true Egyptian mummification is generally dated to the Old Kingdom (2500 B.C.), although the use of preservative resinous recipes became evident centuries later during the Middle Kingdom (c. 2000 - 1600 B.C.). [1] Egypt's Old Kingdom (Dynasties 3-8, ca. 2649-2130 B.C.) was one of the most dynamic periods in the development of Egyptian art. [3] The ancient Egyptian military was responsible for defending Egypt against foreign invasion, and for maintaining Egypt's domination in the ancient Near East, the military protected mining expeditions to the Sinai during the Old Kingdom and fought civil wars during the First and Second Intermediate Periods. [1] This paper will not only consider the question of when the Patriarchs entered and lived in Egypt but also will consider if the chronology of certain periods of early Egyptian history (Early Dynastic, Old Kingdom, First Intermediate Period, and the Middle Kingdom) need to be revised. [1]

Historians divide the history of Egypt into four major periods: the Old Kingdom (2,700 to 2,100 B.C.), the Middle Kingdom (2,000 to 1,600 B.C.), the New Kingdom (1,600 to 1,000 B.C.) and the late periods (1,000 to 332 B.C.) [1]

The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around 2000 - 1800 BCE. The Middle Kingdom was the next era of Egyptian growth, lasting from roughly 2000-1700 BC. There were cultural changes, including a new capital city and shifts in the importance of certain deities. [1] Khopesh A prestigious Egyptian slashing weapon, used from 2000 BC - 1300 BC. Egyptian Dark Stone Carved Concubine, Middle Kingdom, Ca. 2133 to 1797 BC. A figure of a naked female, her hands held to her sides, wearing a Hathor wig with four loose locks at the back. 3¾in. (9.5cm.) high + custom mount. [1] Egyptian Middle Kingdom Turquoise & Black Glazed Composition Amulet of a Cat, Ca. 2000 BC. Modeled seated upright and decorated in turquoise and with black spots; a suspension loop on the back, 2in. (5cm.), + custom mount. [1]

Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX. "The Kimbell's select holdings of antiquities range from the Egyptian Old Kingdom of the third millennium B.C. through ancient Assyria, Greece, and Rome, and to the Early Christian Church in the fifth century." [1] Egypt did not attain international prominence until the time of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2686-2125 BC) and increased in power until its height of the New Kingdom (ca. 1550-1069 BC), when its empire stretched from present-day Sudan to the Euphrates River and eastern Turkey. [1] Old Kingdom Rulers  The Old Kingdom Lasted from 2600 BC to about 2300 BC During those years Egypt grew and prosperedDuring those. [1] The Old Kingdom lasted from roughly 2680-2180 BC, during which Egypt grew into a mighty civilization. [1] As early as the Old Kingdom (c.2686-2160 BC) Egypt used specific military units, with military hierarchy appearing in the Middle Kingdom (c.2055-1650 BC). [1]

Ancient Egyptian History : 2000 to 1000 BC - Includes the Middle Kingdom, 2nd Intermediate and New Kingdom periods. [1] The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around 2000 - 1800 BCE. The 12th Dynasty of Egypt's Middle Kingdom (c. 2040-1802 BCE) is considered the 'golden age' of Egyptian government, art, and culture, when some of the most significant literary and artistic works were created, the economy was robust, and a strong central government empowered trade and production. [1] The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around 2000 - 1800 BCE. Predominately native Egyptian rule lasted until the conquest by the Achaemenid Empire in the sixth century BC, the Ptolemies had to fight native rebellions and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its final annexation by Rome. [1] The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around 2000 - 1800 BCE. The Middle Egyptian stage is taken to have ended around the 14th century BC, giving rise to Late Egyptian. [1] The oldest mathematical text from ancient Egypt discovered so far, though, is the Moscow Papyrus, which dates from the Egyptian Middle Kingdom around 2000 - 1800 BCE. Household accounts of an Egyptian farm in 2000 B. C. Shows that all members of one family received wages for the work they performed; adult men and women receiving equal amounts, youths less. [1]

Roughly around 3000 BC Egypt was comprised of two kingdoms. [1] Ancient Egypt was one of the world's first civilizations, with its beginnings in the fertile Nile valley around 3000 BC. Ancient Egypt reached the zenith of its power during the New Kingdom (1570-1070 BC) under great pharaohs. [1]

Ancient Egypt, the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world, was conquested by Alexander the Great in 322 B.C. Egypt's long living history from the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through military conquest of the New Kingdom, Egypt's history has won the interest of hundreds of archaeologists and historians, in which they created a study of egypt on its own named: Egyptology. [1] Herodotus lived about 2,400 years ago, and yet the great monuments of Egypt's Old Kingdom which he visited were already over 2,000 years old when Herodotus saw them. [1]

In the Old Kingdom of Egypt, the Egyptian pyramids were constructed and would remain the tallest and largest human constructions for thousands of years. [1] The twilight of the Egyptian epoch was briefly held in check by the Kushite Pharaoh, Shabaka, who re-invigorated much of the governance of the old kingdoms but by 663 BCE the Assyrians had invaded and over ran the last ruler of Egypt Priestess Shepenwepet. [1] Mentuhotep II commanded military campaigns south as far as the Second Cataract in Nubia and he also restored Egyptian hegemony over the Sinai region, which had been lost to Egypt since the end of the Old Kingdom. [1] It is the oldest known sculpture in Egypt and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdom during the reign of the Pharaoh Khafre. [1] The most recognizable pyramids from the Old Kingdom are the three pyramids at the Giza complex, which were built for a father (Egyptian pharaoh Khufu), and his son and grandson, who all ruled during the fourth dynasty. [1] During these millennia, which coincide with the Predynastic, Early Dynastic, and Old Kingdom periods, Egyptian civilization became increasingly complex, and many of its greatest pyramids and other monuments were built. [1] End of the Middle Kingdom Now the Egyptians were doing so much right during this Middle Kingdom period, one might have expected this phase of Egyptian civilization to last even longer than the Old Kingdom phase. [1] The Egyptians divided their own history into 31 dynasties, and modern historians have further grouped these dynasties into three main periods: the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom. [1] This period, covering four dynasties (the Third through the Sixth), was called "The Old Kingdom" and was the richest and most creative period in Egyptian history. [1]

The pyramids of Giza and Saqqara arise in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2649-2150 B.C.), one of the most dynamic and innovative periods in Egyptian culture. [1] The pyramids were built as burial places for Egyptian kings since the age of the Old Kingdom until the end of the Middle Kingdom. [1] The Old Kingdom (2575-2134 BCE) Pharaohs (Egyptian Kings) organized a strong central state, were absolute rulers, and were considered gods. [1] The historical cycle of the Egyptian Old Kingdom ( 14 ) closed shortly after the improbably long reign of Pepi II, the last significant ruler of the sixth Dynasty. [1] Archaeologists have found a number of small villages that date prior to the beginning of the Old Kingdom period of Egyptian history. [1] The capital would grow into a great metropolis that dominated Egyptian society during the Old Kingdom period. [1] Egyptian Literature develops during the period of the Old Kingdom. [1] The pyramid stands as testimony to the increased social differentiation, the great power and wealth of the Egyptian pharaohs, and the significance of beliefs in the afterlife during the Old Kingdom. [1] The Egyptians of the Old Kingdom built huge stone pyramids as tombs for their pharaohs. [1]

Old Kingdom (3rd-6th dynasties) The architect Imhotep built the step pyramid at Sakkara c. 2630 BC for pharaoh Zoser. [1] In Ancient Egypt the Bronze Age begins in the Protodynastic period, c. 3150 BC. The archaic early Bronze Age of Egypt, known as the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt, immediately follows the unification of Lower and Upper Egypt, c. 3100 BC. It is generally taken to include the First and Second Dynasties, lasting from the Protodynastic Period of Egypt until about 2686 BC, or the beginning of the Old Kingdom. [1] Predynastic material culture first starts to appear after a period of high then low floods around 4,200 BC to 4,000 BC. The end of the Old Kingdom was potentially connected with a series of disastrous flood years followed by drought. [1] It lasted from 2050-1650 BC. The Pharaohs period of this period called themselves good shepherds and they were not as powerful as they were during the Old Kingdom. [1] The first Pharaoh of the Old Kingdom was Djoser (sometime between 2691 and 2625 BC) of the third dynasty, who ordered the construction of a pyramid (the Step Pyramid ) in Memphis' necropolis, Saqqara. [2] Djoser, the first king of the Old Kingdom, had this pyramid built around 2620 BC, and it was accompanied by a major complex of temples and other buildings. [1] Around the 27th century BC, the Old Kingdom of Egypt and the First Dynasty of Uruk are founded, according to the earliest reliable regnal eras. [1] A breakdown in royal administration with the 94-year rule of Pepy II (ca. 2278- 2184 BC) and growth in the power held by the nomarchs led to the "collapse" of the Old Kingdom, as well as important environmental factors, including a period of drought. [1] Section 3: The Middle Kingdom 2050 BC BC The Old Kingdom fell around 2200 BC and a period of hardship and famine began. [1] The Old Kingdom is most commonly regarded as the period from the Third Dynasty through to the Sixth Dynasty (2686-2181 BC). [2] The Old Kingdom lasted from c. 2700 BC to 2200 BC. The rule was centralised, with the title of Pharaoh given to the monarch. [1] The earliest pictorial expressions of harvest are from Egypt’s Old Kingdom (c. 2700-2100 BC) when unification of Upper and Lower Egypt led to a flowering of culture and architecture in grand monuments like the mortuary complexes at Thebes and Memphis in the fertile Nile Valley. [1] The Old Kingdom and its royal power reached a zenith under the Fourth Dynasty (2613-2494 BC), which began with Sneferu (2613-2589 BC). [2] Menkaura (Mycerinus) and queen, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2490 - 2472 BC. The formality of the pose is reduced by the queen's arm round her husband. [1]

OK First Civilizations: Africa and Asia Ancient Egypt/Sumerian Civilization Old Kingdom (2700 B.C.-2200 B.C. )also known as Pyramid Age Middle Kingdom (2050. [1]

Evidence suggests that they had adapted to animal husbandry by 8000 BC and agriculture by 5000; however, they did not acquire bronze technology until 2000 BC. The inhabitants dwelling along the extremely narrow basin of the Nile forged one of the earliest and greatest world empires - the united "kingdoms" of ancient Egypt. [1] Middle Egyptian was spoken from about 2000 BC for a further 700 years when Late Egyptian made its appearance; Middle Egyptian did, however, survive until the first few centuries AD as a written language, similar to the use of Latin during the Middle Ages and that of Classical Arabic today. [1] Menes was an Egyptian king who united Upper and Lower Egypt around 3000 BC. He is also known as Narmer; Menes was probably his funeral name. [1] The Egyptian Imhotep, whose name means "he who gives contentment," lived slightly after 3000 bc and was the first physician figure to rise out of antiquity. 2 Imhotep was a known scribe, priest, architect, astronomer, and magician (medicine and magic were used together), and he performed surgery, practiced some dentistry, 1 extracted medicine from plants, and knew the position and function of the vital organs. [1] According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. WHEN: 3000 BC - Sumerian king of Nippur in 2200 BC by Sargon the Great of the Akkadian empire. [1] Egyptian architecture Architecture developed since 3000 bc and characterized by post and lintel construction, massive walls covered with hieroglyphic and pictorial carving, flat roofs, and structures such as the mastaba, obelisk, pylon and the Pyramids. [1] According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. The emergence of Elamite written records from around 3000 BC also parallels Sumerian history, where slightly earlier records have been found. [1] By 3000 BC, the Egyptians had developed a system of writing called hieroglyphics, based on pictures and symbols. [1]

Experimentation with fishing undoubtedly led to seafaring and to the construction of large sea-going vessels in the Mediterranean by 3000 BC. By 2200 BC (Middle Kingdom), large cargoes of staple goods such as timber and stone, and grain were being shipped along the urban populations of the eastern Mediterranean coast. [1] With agriculture came increased population, the ability to store and redistribute crops, Later, Yangshao culture was superseded by the Longshan culture, which was also centered on the Yellow River from about 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Bronze artifacts have been found at the Majiayao culture site, The Bronze Age is also represented at the Lower Xiajiadian culture site in northeast China. [1] Ancient Babylon was officially conquered by the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the late 6th century BC. The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in south west Arabian Peninsula ; from 2000 BC to the 8th century BC. Some Sabaeans also lived in D'mt, located in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea, due to their hegemony over the Red Sea. [1]

The findings come from a project called Scan Pyramids that relies on non-invasive scanning methods to probe the internal structure of the pyramids of ancient Egypt's glorious Old Kingdom period and understand how they were built. [1] No matter how many times one may hear the claim that horses were only introduced into Egypt by the Hyksos, one should not regard it as a proven fact, and then use this supposed fact to conclude that therefore horses could not have been present in Egypt's Old Kingdom. [1] Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. [1] The Old Kingdom is perhaps best known for the large number of pyramids constructed at this time as burial places for Egypt's kings. [2] Egypt's history didn't begin with the Old Kingdom; modern historians recognize the Predynastic Period (for the time prior to the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under a single pharaoh) and the Early Dynastic Period (for Dynasties 0-2). [1]

Old Kingdom of Egypt - The term itself was coined by eighteenth-century historians and the distinction between the Old Kingdom and the Early Dynastic Period is not one which would have been recognized by Ancient Egyptians. [1] Like most ancient societies, the Egyptians during the Old Kingdom phase relied on local warriors and privately employed guards (who were paid by rich landowners and nobles) to guard their strongholds, religious buildings, and more importantly storehouses. [1] Funeral practices for the peasants would have been the same as in predynastic times, thus, the Egyptians began construction of the mastabas which became models for the later Old Kingdom constructions such as the Step pyramid. [1] The pyramids - the most visible and magnificent symbols of the Egyptian civilization - were build during the Old Kingdom. [1] During old kingdom (also called Pyramid age) the power of Egyptian monarchy reached its zenith. [1] By at least the middle of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2450 B.C.), and quite possibly several centuries earlier, the Egyptians had developed a "civil" calendar composed of twelve months of thirty days each (360 days), divided into three seasons--Inundation ( Akhet ), Emergence ( Peret ), and Harvest ( Shemu )--of four months each, with five epagomenal days (days outside the regular months) added at the end of the year. [1] Hieroglyphs were used for most of the surviving forms of written communication during the Old and Middle Egyptian eras, at least for official documents; hieratic was already being used for day-to-day administrative needs during the Old Kingdom. [1] Unlike the Old Kingdom, the Egyptian religion began to accept the idea that the afterlife was for common people as well as the king. [1] In the Old Kingdom, salvation was only available to the pharaoh, whose spiritual function was to intercede with Re to insure a good harvest. (The Egyptian notion of paradise contained leafy trees, birds, running water, and good hunting.) [1] SOCIAL STRUCTURE In the Old Kingdom, Egyptian society contained the pharaoh, priests, nobles, artisans and peasants. [1] In the Old Kingdom, Egyptians believed that elaborate tombs were necessary to insure that the pharaoh reached Re. [1] In fact one of the earliest Egyptian words for a seagoing ship is a "Byblos Ship", which originally defined a class of Egyptian seagoing ships used on the Byblos run; however, by the end of the Old Kingdom, the term had come to include large seagoing ships, whatever their destination. [1] Following the might of the old kingdom, the Egyptians were one people, united and proud. [1] These edifices marked the burial sites of many eminent Egyptians during Egypt's Early Dynastic Period and Old Kingdom. [1] Menkaura - Menkaure, was an ancient Egyptian king of the 4th dynasty during the Old Kingdom, who is well known under his Hellenized names Mykerinos and Menkheres. [1] It has recently been suggested that the Dark Age at the end of the Akkadian period (and First Intermediary Period of the Ancient Egyptian Old Kingdom) was associated with rapidly increasing aridity, and failing rainfall in the region of the Ancient Near East, caused by a global centennial-scale drought. [1]

Shortly thereafter, the Old Kingdom period of Egypt's history began. [1] It was during the Old Kingdom that the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for Khufu, a Pharaoh during Egypt's 4th dynasty. [1] The advanced artifacts of Egypt's Old Kingdom and the Indus-Harrapa civilization imply strong mathematical skill, but the first written evidence of advanced arithmetic dates from Sumeria, where 4500-year old clay tablets show multiplication and division problems; the first abacus may be about this old. [1] The Old Kingdom was looked back on as a great age in Egypt's history, and the pyramids and expansive complexes at Giza and elsewhere were potent reminders of the glory of the past. [4]

Many of the styles and images created during the Old Kingdom were imitated for the next 3000 years. • The Old Kingdom is sometimes referred to as the "Age of Pyramids." [1] The Old Kingdom began with the Third Dynasty of kings in 2686 B.C. and ended with the Eighth Dynasty, more than 500 years later. [1] The next period of pharaonic rule is knwon as the First Intermediate Period and began around 2150 BC, followed by the Middle Kingdom from around 2000 BC when the capital was moved to Thebes. [1]

According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. Egyptian architecture, the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, formulated prior to 3000 BC and lasting through the Ptolemaic period (32330 BC). [1] According to Egyptian lore this was accomplished by Menes around 3000 BC. Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted from approximately 3000 BC until the date of the last known hieroglyphic inscription in 395 AD. Though many. [1] Art of ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of ancient Egypt in the lower Nile Valley from about 3000 BC to 30 AD. Ancient Egyptian art reached a level in painting and sculpture. [1]


The term itself was coined by eighteenth-century historians and the distinction between the Old Kingdom and the Early Dynastic Period is not one which would have been recognized by Ancient Egyptians. [2]

The Egyptian history slowly turned to the mighty pharaohs who ruled Egypt from 3000 to 30 BCE. For 2,000 years, Egyptian civilization had been pre-eminent; indeed, Egypt had enjoyed a prestige second to none throughout the known world. [1] The Egyptians divided their history into dynasties from the First Dynasty founded by Narmer around 3,000 B.C. to the Thirty-First Dynasty which ended in 332 B.C. when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt. [1] By 3100 BC ( the time of the Egyptian mace ) various agricultural communities along the banks of the Nile were united by a Nubian, Menes, who founded a dynasty of 32 Pharoahs and lasted 3000 years. [1]

In 2000 a biopsy confirmed that he died of pneumonia. (SFC, 1/3/01, p.A13) 1.5k BC By this time the kingdom of Kush was established south of Egypt. [1] Dynasties 12, 13, as well as part of the 11 th are often called the "Middle Kingdom" by scholars and lasted from ca. 2030-1640 B.C. At the start of this dynasty, a ruler named Mentuhotep II (who reigned until about 2000 B.C.) reunited Egypt into a single country. [1] Scholars often refer to dynasties 18-20 as encompassing the "New Kingdom," a period that lasted ca. 1550-1070 B.C. This time period takes place after the Hyksos had been driven out of Egypt by a series of Egyptian rulers and the country was reunited. [1] Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332-1323 BC) during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. [1] The third-century BC Egyptian priest Manetho grouped the long line of pharaohs from Menes to his own time into 30 dynasties, a system still used today, he chose to begin his official history with the king named "Meni" (or Menes in Greek) who was believed to have united the two kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt (around 3100BC). [1] Ancient Egypt facts show that the great Egyptian civilization lasted from around 3100 BC, when the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt were united, until 332 BC, when once mighty Egypt was handed over to the famous Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great without a fight. [1] By 3300 BC, just before the first Egyptian dynasty, Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper Egypt to the south, and Lower Egypt to the north. [1] The cultural collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia and Syria, and the Egyptian Empire in Syria and Israel, the scission of long-distance trade contacts and sudden eclipse of literacy occurred between 1206 and 1150 BC. In the first phase of this period, almost every city between Troy and Gaza was violently destroyed, and often left unoccupied thereafter (for example, Hattusas, Mycenae, Ugarit ). [1] The Middle Kingdom of Egypt lasted from 2055 to 1650 BC. During this period, the Osiris funerary cult rose to dominate Egyptian popular religion. [1] The powerful "sickle sword" are in fact well attested in Egypt, Israel, Syria, lebanon, and other Middle East areas both in art representation and finding like this specimen from Ugarit Syria dated 14th century BC. The New Kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire, lasted from the 16th to the 11th century BC. The New Kingdom followed the Second Intermediate Period and was succeeded by the Third Intermediate Period. [1] A ferocious Egyptian family from Luxor waged a brilliant and fierce set of wars with the Hyksos kings and finally drove them out of Egypt by 1550 B.C. Ahmose I, the great general who did this, then founded a new dynasty, the Eighteenth, which ushered in the era of the New Kingdom. [1]

Known as the "rulers of foreign countries" (probably of Asiatic roots), they infiltrated Egypt and came to dominate the Nile valley for over a century during the Second Intermediate Period (1664-1569 B.C Archaic Egyptian (before 3000 B.C) The pre-dynastic and early dynastic period inscriptions are examples of archaic Egyptian language. [1] James H. Breasted, the then-director of University of Chicago Oriental Institute, ascertained in 1930 that the original source was an Egyptian composite manuscript that was written between the period of 3000 - 2500 BC, probably by the renowned high priest, architect, and medicine practitioner Imhotep. [1] Publisher's Summary This book focuses on the development of Egypt in its formative phase, from ca. 5200 BC, when Egyptians first began farming wheat and barley, until 2160 BC, as Egypt's central government weakened and appears to have fallen into disorder. [1] Superb Egyptian Serpentine Bust of a Nile God, New Kingdom, Mid XVIIIth Dynasty, Ca. 1450 BC. Beautiful facial features with outlined eyes and striated wig. [1] Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton. [1] After another decline, Egyptian power came back in a major way during the New Kingdom, dating from roughly 1550-1070 BC. The New Kingdom saw a great expansion of power and wealth, and pharaohs channeled this prosperity into major building projects. [1]

Trivia: "Abraham's home, Ur of the Chaldees, was a prominent city of the Sumerian Empire, and contemporary texts record that Ur was sacked by the king of nearby Elam soon after 2,000 BC. Although the city was rebuilt, the center of power then moved north to Haran in the kingdom of Mari. [1] If Sheshi lived during the second half of the 15th Dynasty between the reigns of Khyan and Apophis as Ben-Tor and Ward favor then Sheshi would have reigned c. 1600 BC. The Akkadian conquered large areas of the Levant and were followed by the Amorite kingdoms, c. 2000 -1600 BC, which arose in Mari, Yamhad, Qatna, Assyria. [1] Evidence for iron smelting appears earlier or at the same time as copper smelting in Nigeria circa 900-800 BC, Rwanda and Burundi circa 700-500 BC and Tanzania circa 300 BC. Evidence of copper mining and smelting has been founded at Akjoujt, Mauretania that suggests small scale production c. 800 to 400 BC. The Akkadian conquered large areas of the Levant and were followed by the Amorite kingdoms, c. 2000 -1600 BC, which arose in Mari, Yamhad, Qatna, Assyria. [1]

The two kingdoms were united around 3100 BC by Namer, the pharaoh who is nowadays sometimes identified with Menes, the first pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian civilization and the founder of the first dynasty of Egyptian rulers. [1] "The New Kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt. [1] An ancient Egyptian village which was home to the artisans who worked on the tombs in the Valley of the Kings during the 18th to 20th dynasties of the New Kingdom period (ca. 1550-1080 BC). [1] Schist stele with relief sculpture of Horus, Ancient Egyptian, Ptolemaic period, c305-30 BC. Its territorial expansion started during the reign of Cyrus II (559 BC - 530 BC), with the annexation of the Median kingdom. [1] Ancient Egyptian History : 1000 to 1 BC - Includes the 3rd Intermediate, Late Kingdom, Macedonian and Ptolemaic periods. [1] Chariotry, the backbone of the Egyptian army, was introduced into ancient Egypt from Western Asia at the end of the Second Intermediate Period (c.1650-1550 BC) / the beginning of the New Kingdom (c.1550-1069 BC). [1] Egyptian Tan Steatite Scarab for Thutmose III, New Kingdom, Ca. 18th to 20th Dyn, Ca. 1401-1080 BC. Naturalistic beetle top; base inscribed in hieroglyphics with a cartouche of the Pharaoh Thutmose III and other symbols. [1] By the New Kingdom (c.1550-1069 BC), the Egyptian military consisted of three major branches: the infantry, the chariotry, and the navy. [1]

The Egyptians began making spearheads out of iron around 1000 BC. The city had pyramids up to 70 feet tall and its population was believed to have reached about 3,000. (SFC, 4/27/01, p.A3)(SFC, 6/15/01, p.D6)(AM, 7/05, p.19,25) 2.62k BC - 2.5k BC A polychrome stele of Egyptian Princess Nefertiabet depicts her dining in a one-shoulder leopard-skin gown. [1] Middle Egyptian (2000 - 1300 BC) It includes funerary texts, wisdom texts, tales detailing the adventures of a certain individual, medical and scientific texts, and poetic texts. [1] The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, including both fortified cities and military installations. [1] The Middle Kingdom stretched from c. 2050 BC to 1650 BC. This period saw the beginning of expansion of Egyptian empire through conquests. [1] Middle Kingdom :Egypt in the Twelfth and Thirteenth dynasties, between 2055 BC and 1650 BC. Although analyzing the hair of ancient Egyptian mummies from the Late Middle Kingdom has revealed evidence of a stable diet, mummies from circa 3200 BC show signs of severe anemia and hemolitic disorders. [1] Late Eg yptian (1300 BC 700 BC ) Records of this stage appear in the second part of the New Kingdom, considered by many as the "Golden Age" of ancient Egyptian civilization. [1]

Ancient Babylon was officially conquered by the Achaemenid Persian Empire in the late 6th century BC. In the Old Elamite period ( Middle Bronze Age ), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands. [1] The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script, the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the protoliterate period around the 30th century BC. In the Old Elamite period (Middle Bronze Age), Elam consisted of kingdoms on the Iranian Plateau, centered in Anshan, and from the mid-2nd millennium BC, it was centered in Susa in the Khuzestan lowlands. [1]

There is little known about the kings of the 1 st and 2 nd Dynasties; but it was the kings from the 3 rd Dynasty onwards, in a period that became known as the Old Kingdom who made Egypt one of the wealthiest countries in the ancient world. [1] Scholars break the 1500 years following uni cation, a time known as dynastic Egypt, into three main periods: the Old Kingdom (c. 2660-2160 BCE), the Middle Kingdom (c. 2040 - 1640 BCE), and the New Kingdom (c. 1530-1070 BCE). [1]

In its late phase (from ca. 600 BCE), it saw the rise of the Mahajanapadas, and was succeeded by the Maurya Empire (from ca. 320 BCE), the golden age, classical age of Sanskrit literature, and the Middle kingdoms of India The later Greeks called it Babylon, and the region that had been thought of as Sumeria for 3000 years came to be called Babylonia Eusebius says, "Several Egyptian kings ruled at the same time. [1] Because Egyptian is recorded over a full 2000 years, the Archaic and Late stages being separated by the amount of time that separates Old Latin from Modern Italian, significant phonetic changes must have occurred during that lengthy time frame. [1] Old Egyptian was spoken for some 500 years from 2600 BC onwards. [1] Old Egyptian is dated from the oldest known complete sentence, including a finite verb, found in the tomb of Seth-Peribsen (dated c. 2690 BC). [1]

The first records of this martial art were found engraved in stone at the site of Abusir, a pyramid complex located near Cairo that was built during the Old Kingdom's Fifth Dynasty (2500-2350 BC). [1]

Many of the devices, artifacts, and practices of the modern day originated in Egypt's more stable periods of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms when there was a strong central government which provided the stability necessary for the creation of art and culture. [4] The 12th Dynasty of Egypt's Middle Kingdom (c. 2040-1802 BCE) is considered the 'golden age' of Egyptian government, art, and culture, when some of the most significant literary and artistic works were created, the economy was robust, and a strong central government empowered trade and production. [4]

As neighboring civilizations developed militaries capable of crossing Egypt's natural barriers, the Egyptian armies were not always able to repel them and so by 1000 BC Egyptian influence as an independent civilization waned. [1] Egyptian Painted Wood Sarcophagus Panel, Middle Kingdom, Ca. 2040-1786 BC. A long section of a wood sarcophagus containing two lines of hieroglyphic inscription painted in black on an ochre background. [1] Middle Egy ptian (2000 BC 1300 BC) Often dubbed Classical Egypti an, this stage is known from a variety of textual evidence in hieroglyphic and hieratic scripts dated from about the Middle Kingdom. [1]

EGYPTIAN MEDICINE -- 2,000 BC By far the very vast majority of modern day Egyptologists agree that Medical Cannabis (Medical Marihuana) was used by the ancient Egyptians in their medicines. [1]


The Old Kingdom is most commonly regarded as spanning the period of time when Egypt was ruled by the Third Dynasty through to the Sixth Dynasty (2686-2181 BCE). [5] The goddess Ma'at first appears during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt. [6] Images of Bes first appear in the period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. [6] Anubis is the sole God of the Dead during the Old Kingdom period in Egypt. [6] During the Old Kingdom, the king of Egypt (not called the Pharaoh until the New Kingdom) became a living god who ruled absolutely and could demand the services and wealth of his subjects. [2] Under King Djoser, the first king of the Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, the royal capital of Egypt was moved to Memphis, where Djoser established his court. [2] The Old Kingdom includes the first important dynasties that made Egypt an advanced civilization. [7]

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