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Early settlers in the Nile valley

3500 BC - 100 BC

Early Egyptian settlers in the Nile valley

Hieroglyphic script developed and Narmer unified Upper and Lower Egypt

3100 BC - 100 BC

Hieroglyphic script developed and Narmer unified Upper and Lower Egypt

First stone pyramid was built

2700 BC - 100 BC

First stone pyramid was built

Pyramids of Giza was built

2600 BC - 100 BC

Pyramids of Giza was built

Various kings ruled Egypt

2200 BC - 100 BC

Various kings ruled Egypt

Mentuhotep II gained control of entire country

2055 BC - 100 BC

Mentuhotep II gained control of entire country

Agricultural development of the Faiyum

2000 BC - 100 BC

Agricultural development of the Faiyum

Egyptians control Nubia

2000 BC - 100 BC

Egyptians control Nubia

Earliest parts of Temple of Karnak built

2000 BC - 100 BC

Earliest parts of Temple of Karnak built

Hyksos rulers took control of Delta region

1700 BC - 100 BC

Hyksos rulers took control of Delta region

Ahmose unified country

1600 BC - 100 BC

Ahmose unified country

Hatshepsut became pharaoh

1500 BC - 100 BC

Hatshepsut became pharaoh

Traditional religion returned

1400 BC - 100 BC

Traditional religion returned

Akhenaten changed Egyptian religion

1400 BC - 100 BC

Akhenaten changed Egyptian religion

Tutankhamun became pharaoh

1400 BC - 100 BC

Tutankhamun became pharaoh

Hypostyle hall built at Temple of Karnak

1300 BC - 100 BC

Hypostyle hall built at Temple of Karnak

Ramesses II fought in Battle of Kadesh

1274 BC - 100 BC

Ramesses II fought in Battle of Kadesh

Upper and Lower Egypt split

1100 BC - 100 BC

Upper and Lower Egypt split

Nubian king Piy conquered Egypt

728 BC - 100 BC

Nubian king Piy conquered Egypt

Assyrians attacked Egypt

671 BC

Assyrians attacked Egypt

Persians conquered Egypt

525 BC - 100 BC

Persians conquered Egypt

Herodotus

484 BC - 425 BC

famous writer of the ancient world, described the Nile
as a `gift' to the Egyptians.

Alexander the Great conquered Egypt

332 BC - 100 BC

Alexander the Great conquered Egypt

Ptolemy I became pharaoh

305 BC - 100 BC

Rosetta Stone carved

196 BC - 100 BC

Rosetta Stone carved