Ancient Egypt

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1517- Ottoman Turks ruled Egypt

04/18/1517

1798- Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt

04/27/1798

1799- Rosetta Stone found

04/22/1799

1822- Hieroglyphs deciphered

04/17/1822

1869 Suez Canal built Egyptologists began formal excavations in Egypt

05/08/1869

discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun

04/12/1922

Egypt became independent

04/22/1953

1960- Aswan High Dam was built

04/13/1960

969

969- City of Cairo founded Casing blocks stripped off Giza pyramids

8/18/969

300

Last use of hieroglyphic writing

9/25/300

31

31- Battle of Actium

4/22/31

30

30- Cleopatra VII died

7/14/30

196 b.c.

196- Rosetta Stone carved

5/22/196