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Ancient Egypt History

The history, facts and information about the great kingdoms, periods and dynasties of the Ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt encompasses one of the most exciting periods in the History of the World. The Golden Age of Ancient Egypt stretches over 3000 years and encompasses hundreds of Pharaohs. Because of this long timeline Egyptologists have divided the different times and eras into:

  • Ancient Egypt History - The Periods
  • Ancient Egypt History - The Kingdoms
  • Ancient Egypt History - The Dynasties

Ancient Egypt History
The history, facts and information about the great kingdoms, periods and dynasties of the Ancient Egyptians are fully detailed from the following links:

Ancient Egyptian Timeline
Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
Predynastic Egypt
Early Dynastic Egypt
Old Kingdom
First Intermediate Period

Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Second Intermediate Period
Egyptian Late Period
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Third Intermediate Period
Egyptology

This section covers the history, facts and information about the periods, dynasties and kingdoms of the Ancient Egyptians together with specific details and interesting timelines.

Ancient Egyptian Timeline
Egyptian History is summarised via this comprehensive Ancient Egyptian Timeline which details the important key dates, events and significant Egyptians over a period of 3000 years. 

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties
This Ancient Egyptian History timeline details the Ancient Egyptian Dynasties, Periods and Kingdoms with their relevant dates in chronological order. This timeline of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties provides an overview of the history and time span relating to the periods, kingdoms and Ancient Egyptian Dynasties.

Predynastic Egypt
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as Predynastic Egypt is 5550 BC - 3050 BC. Between 5500 and 3100 BC, during Egypt's Predynastic Period, small settlements flourished along the Nile. By 3300 BC, just before the first Egyptian dynasty, Egypt was divided into two kingdoms, known as Upper Egypt (Ta Shemau) and Lower Egypt (Ta Mehu). The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of Predynastic Egypt are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Early Dynastic Egypt
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as Early Dynastic Egypt is 3050 BC - 2686 BC. King Menes aka Hor-Aha, is considered to be the founder of the first Dynasty who united Upper and Lower Egypt. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of Predynastic Egypt are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Old Kingdom
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as time period covering the Old Kingdom is 2686 BC - 2181 BC. The Old Kingdom is often referred to as "the Age of the Pyramids." The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the Old Kingdom are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

First Intermediate Period
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History covering the First Intermediate Period is 2181 BC - 2040 BC. During this time Egypt saw a breakdown of central government due to disputes between Lower Egypt and Thebes (Waset) in Upper Egypt The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the First Intermediate Period are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Middle Kingdom
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History covering the Middle Kingdom is 2040 BC - 1782 BC. During this time Hyksos raiders from Asia, led by Amenemhat I, gained power and moved into the Delta and introduced the Egyptians to the chariot. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the Middle Kingdom are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Second Intermediate Period
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History covering the Second Intermediate era is 1782 BC - 1570 BC. During this era Egypt was ruled by foreign kings for almost a hundred years. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of Predynastic Egypt are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

New Kingdom
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as the New Kingdom is 1570 BC - 1070 BC. This is the era in Ancient Egypt with which most of us are most familiar because of the famous Pharaohs who reigned during this era including King Tut. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the New Kingdom are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Third Intermediate Period
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as the Third Intermediate Period is 1070 BC - 525 BC. During this historical period the country was invaded by the Nubians and the Assyrians. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the Third Intermediate Period are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Late Period
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as the Egyptian Late Period is 672 BC - 332 BC. During this era the Persians conquer Egypt in 525BC lead by the Persian king Cambyses II 525 - 522 at the Battle of Pelusium. The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the Late Period are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Ptolemaic Dynasty
The time period in Ancient Egyptian History known as the Ptolemaic Dynasty is 332 BC - 30BC and was established by Alexander the Great and ended with the death of Queen Cleopatra.The significant Dates, Events, Achievements and important people of the Ptolemaic Dynasty are detailed in this history of Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt History
Each section of this Ancient Egyptian History website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Pharaoh Ancient Egypt History - Tutankhamun!

Life of King Tut
Tomb of King Tut
Who Killed King Tut?
Curse of King Tut
King Tut Treasures & Exhibits
Egypt Travel Guide
Egyptian Pharaohs
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians
Egyptian Tombs
Egyptian Gods
Egyptian Mummies
King Tut Sitemap
King Tut Index

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