AWESOME EGYPTIAN EVENTS
|Time 3200-2300 BC||Dynasty 1-6||Old Kingdom|
Upper and Lower Egypt joined together and Nile floods controlled by dam building. Hieroglyphic writing in common use by scribes, and calendar invented. The first pyramids built, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops.
|Time 2300-2050 BC||Dynasty 7-11||First Intermediate Period|
Events Weak Rule by Pepy leads to revolution and mob violence. Starvation for many peasants.
|Time 2050-1775 BC||Dynasty 11-12||Middle Kingdom|
Events Clever Pharaohs. Art, craft and writing very rich with huge temples being built and decorated. First bakeries in the world started in Egypt.
|Time 1775-1575 BC||Dynasty 13-17||Second Intermediate Period|
Events 'Shepherd Kings' - invaders from Asia-rule the North. Horses and chariots beginning to be used. First sweets in the world made in Egypt. Better spinning and weaving. New musical instruments such as the oboe and tambourine.
|Time 1575-1085 BC||Dynasty 18-20||New Kingdom|
Events 'Shepherd Kings' thrown out . The greatest period in Egypt's history. Rock tombs in the Valley of the Kings started. Tutankhamun lived and died. Rameses II fights Hittites in great battle at Kadesh. Books of the Dead written on papyrus. Hebrew slaves in Egypt led to freedom by Moses.
|Time 1085-709 BC||Dynasty 21-24||Decadence Period|
Events Gradual decline of the Egyptian kings. Egypt has to use soldiers from Lybia to fight its battles.
|Time 709-332 BC||Dynasty 25-30||Late Period|
Events Egypt ruled by Persian kings. Egypt invaded by Assyrians. Nubian rulers are first people to encourage the study of History.
|Time 332-30 BC||Dynasty The Ptolemic Period|
Events Egypt conquered by Alexander the great of Greece. Ruled by the Ptolemy family - Greeks. Last Queen of Egypt was Cleopatra.
|Time 30 BC|
Events Egypt part of the Roman Empire. Egypt is used to supply food to the Roman world.
|Time 641 AD|
Events Egypt conquered by the Arabs.
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