Early Civilations

Events

Hieroglyphics

3300 BC

Egyptian writing system used for scrolls just about everything. This was their written language.

Old Kingdom

2700 B.C.E. - 2200 B.C.E.

This is the age of the pyramids.

First Intermediate period

2181 B.C.E. - 2055 B.C.E.

Also Known a "Dark Period"

Kingdom of Kush

2000 bc - 1500 bc

A group of people who settled on the Nile and turned it into a region of cities.

Middle Kingdom

2000 B.C.E. - 1800 B.C.E.

Sometimes called the Period of Reunification.

New Kingdom

1600 B.C.E. - 1100 B.C.E.

Often called Egypt’s Golden Age.

Kush conquers Egypt

751 bc

Kush had lost all strength and failed.

First historical record of kush

700 bc

Songhi Empire

800 - 1591

Ghana

830 - 1235

Mali empire

1230 - 1600

Mansa Musa rule

1312 - 1337

Mansa Musa pilgrimige to Mecea

1431 - 1500

Rosetta Stone

1799

A huge stone slab inscribed with hieroglyphs.