Ancient Egypt

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arrived

17,000 b.c.e

first settlers came to Egypt.

weather

14,000 b.c.e

it became hotter and drier and settlements cluster in the Nile valley.

communities

5000 b.c.e

small communities grow along the Nile river

first pharaoh

3100 b.c.e

Narmer unites lower and upper Egypt and becomes the first pharaoh

rulers establish

3050 b.c.e

first Dynasty of rulers establish

thrid Dynasty

2686 b.c.e

third Dynasty of rulers begins what is called the old kingdom period.

monument

2660 b.c.e

Djoser orders the building of the step pyramid at saqqara-the first major stone monument.

great pyramid

2580 b.c.e

khufu orders buildings the great pyramid at Giza.

National god.

2450 b.c.e

re becomes a major national god

new kingdom

1570 b.c.e

Ahmose 1 (eighteenth dynasty) completes expulsion of hyksos start of what is now called the new kingdom period.

final decline of Egyptian power.

1070

Final decline of Egyptian power during what is called the third intermediate period.

death of rameses

1158

Death of rameses lll,last of the great pharaohs

construction of temple begins

1200

construction of temple at Abu simbel begin, to honor Rameses ll

hitties defeated

1275

hitties defeated by rameses ll (nineteenth dynasty) at kadesh in syria

death of akhenaten

1360

Upon death of akhenaten , tutankhamen becomes king at the age at nine.

the new pharaoh

1367

Amenhotep IV becomes pharaoh changes his name to Akhenaten .

seizes the throne

1498

Hatsheput seizes the throne upon death of her husband tuthmose

Temple of Amen

1990

Building work begins on temple of Amen at Karnak

middle kindom

2040

Egypt reunited under Mentuhopted 11 (eleventh Dynasty) start of what is now called the middle kingdom