Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms

Timeline created by kylpenn1
In History
  • Period: 2700 BCE to 2200 BCE

    The Old Kingdom

  • 2500 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    Khufu is the most famous Pharaoh of OK. Pharaohs were considered to be Gods and ruler of all the land
  • 2500 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    Nobles (Most were priests) were from rich and powerful families. Also, they were right below the Pharaoh in society. Farmers, slaves, and servants make up 80% of the societies population. Traders would obtain gold, copper, ivory, slaves, and stone for pyramids.
  • 2400 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    Afterlife, (Life after Death), was important to Egyptians and it was thought to be a happy place. Left the heart in the body, the Ka or Life force left their body and becomes their soul. Method of mummification restores the body. only elite or wealthy got mummified. Poor were put in shallow graves.
  • 2300 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    Pyramids were to bury and show significance of ruler, the bigger the better. Four triangle shaped sides with a point on top. The great pyramid of Khufu, the largest, Egyptians used engineering to build pyramids with scientific knowledge for practical purposes.
  • 2200 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    Pyramids shape and size were symbolic to the Pharaoh and his journey to the after life. Even after Pharaohs death people believed that the pharaohs happiness was connected to their good fortune in life
  • 2200 BCE

    Middle Kingdom

    The old kingdom has fallen and the middle kingdom rose
  • 2100 BCE

    Middle Kingdom

    The nobles took over parts of Egypt, leaving Egypt with no central ruler for 160 years.
  • 1760 BCE

    Middle Kingdom

    The hyksos ruled Egypt as pharaohs for 200 years, but the Egyptians finally fought back
  • 1750 BCE

    Middle Kingdom

    The middle kingdom lasted to about 1750 BC, but the hyksos invaded around that time also.
  • 1700 BCE

    Middle Kingdom

    Ahmose of Thebes declared himself king and drove the hyksos out of Egypt
  • 1550 BCE

    New Kingdom

    Ahmose's rise to power marked the start of Egypt's eighteenth dynasty.
  • 1450 BCE

    New Kingdom

    Military conquests made Egypt rich as well as powerful, and the kingdoms that Egypt conquered regularly sent gifts and treasure to their Egyptians conquerors
  • 1440 BCE

    New Kingdom

    Egypt was the leading military power in the region and its empire extended from the Euphrates river to southern Nubia
  • 1300 BCE

    New Kingdom

    Ramses fought off the people Tehenu as they tried to invade the Nile Delta by building a series of forts to strengthen the western frontier
  • 1050 BCE

    New Kingdom

    although Egypt survived, its empire in Asia was gone and after the invasions of the Hittites and the sea peoples, the new kingdom ended