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Ancient Egypt

Old Kingdom

2750 bc - 2160 bc

Greatest period of achievement in Egypt. The pyramids are built and the potter’s wheel is invented.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

2550 bc

When The Great Pyramid of Giza was built

The Sphinxes

2520 bc - 2494 bc

When the Sphinxes was built

No Pharaoh

2160 bc - 2040 bc

Wars occur to determine who should rule Egypt. No pharaoh is strong enough to rule the land.

Middle Kingdom

2040 bc - 1780 bc

Egypt ruled by Pharaoh Mentuhotep of Thebes who is strong enough to rule all of Egypt. Great irrigation works and advances in sculpture.

Who should rule Egypt

1650 bc

Hyksos people invade the Pella area. Fighting occurs over who should rule Egypt.

New Kingdom

1570 bc - 1080 bc

Hyksos driven out of Egypt by new Pharaoh Ahmose
of Thebes. Egypt is at its strongest. Beautiful temples and colossal statues built.

Thutmose 1

1506 bc - 1493 bc

When Thutmose I was the third Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. He was given the throne after the death of the previous king Amenhotep

Hatshepsut

1501 bc - 1483 bc

Hatshepsut, who ruled from about 1501 to 1483 BC, was one of the few female pharaohs.

Thutmose 2

1493 bc - 1479 bc

When Thutmose II was the fourth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. He built some minor monuments and initiated at least two minor campaigns.

Nefertiti

1370 bc - 1330 bc

Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.

Tutankhamen

1344 bc

When Tutankhamen died

Egypt Invaded by Persia

1080 bc - 332 bc

Egypt invaded by Persia and other foreign powers. Time of great confusion.

Herodotus

484 bc - 425 bc

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus, Caria and lived in the fifth century BC.