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In History
  • 2,925 BCE


    Memphis was an ancient city in Egypt, it was founded by Menes. He untied the lower and upper part of Egypt together.
    Memphis collapses
    Ptah was the local god of Memphis, he was the patron for craftsmen and artisans.
  • 2,890 BCE


    Hieroglyphs were was a writing system used by the ancient Egyptians.
    Their writing system was very pictorial, the word originated from the Greeks words 'hiero' and 'glypho' menaing holy writing.
    In the Egyptian Period they call hieroglyphs 'medu netjer' translating to 'the god's' word' because they believed that the gods invented writing.
  • 2,670 BCE


    Djoser was a Pharaoh / king of the first dynasty were he ruled for over 20 years.
    His name Netjerikhet means 'divine of body' and Djoser means 'stability'
    The stability of the country under Djoser was due in part to his success in securing his borders and then extending them. Expansion was due to his advanced military
  • 2,630 BCE

    Step Pyramid

    The Step Pyramid was built as a way to remember Djoser's reign, that he is worthy of remembering. The Step Pyramid was built by skilled craftsmen and labourers, it was also the first building to be made out of stone. The limestone walls are engraved with images of all kinds of animals, fish, birds, insects, vegetation, and people hunting, herding, and farming.
  • 2,560 BCE

    The Great Pyramid Of Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza was made out of three small pyramids, they were built by Pharaoh Khufu. It was a burial place for Khufu
  • 2,284 BCE

    Pharaoh Pepi II

    Pharaoh Pepi II, was a pharaoh for 90 years who ruled near the end of the Old Kingdom.
    He was only 6 years old when he started his reign
    it is speculated that due to his long reign and unable to manage the mass of people it resorted to crop failure and famine
  • 2,134 BCE


    Egypt divides into two sections; Thebes in Upper Egypt (south) and Heracleopolis in Lower Egypt (north)
    Thebes was a city in Egypt, it was a minor trading post in upper Egypt
  • 2,008 BCE

    Nebhepetre Mentuhotep

    Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II reigned for 51 years as king of the South of Egypt, he launched an attack on the Nothern part of Egypt what reunited Egypt under one rule. Thebes became the capital of Egypt
  • 1,844 BCE

    Amenemhet III reign was at its peak

  • 1,818 BCE

    Amenemhet III

    Amenemhet found a way to regulate the water from Lake Moeris
  • -300 BCE


    Manetho was an Egyptian Preist he also created an Aegyptiaca what was a way of dividing the rulers into dynasties or ruling houses what helped form the Egyptian system
  • Period:
    3,100 BCE
    2,686 BCE


  • Period:
    2,613 BCE
    2,181 BCE

    The Old Kingdom

    The Old Kingdom is the Early Dynastic Period to the First Intermediate Period
  • Period:
    2,181 BCE
    2,055 BCE

    First Intermediate Period

    This time period waas referred to as the 'dark age'
  • Period:
    2,040 BCE
    1,782 BCE

    The Middle Kingdom

    This is the time period where art and literature flourished
  • Period:
    2,040 BCE
    1,750 BCE


    Thebes was a very religious and political city
  • Period:
    1,878 BCE
    1,839 BCE

    The Pharaoh Senusert III

    The Pharaoh Senusert III was one of the most powerful leaders of the Middle Kingdom. He is sometimes called a "warrior-king" because he personally to led his troops into battle.
  • Period:
    1,782 BCE
    1,570 BCE

    Second Intermediate Period

  • Period:
    1,700 BCE
    1,600 BCE

    Egypt Divided

    Egypt divided between three powers: Hyksos at Avaris, Egyptians at Thebes, Nubians to the south
  • Period:
    1,630 BCE
    1,523 BCE


    The war with the Hyksos led to that the Egyptians established their first standing army.
    When the Hyksos came to Egypt they brought a new method of making bronze and casting it into their tools and weapons
    they were the first people to use a horse drawn chariots what allowed them to go into battle more carefully