Ancient Egyptian Kingdoms

Timeline created by lkastner
  • 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 are priests) are from rich and powerful families. Also, they were right below the Pharaoh in society. Famers, slaves and servants made up 80% of the society. Traders would acquire (obtain) gold, copper, ivory and stone for pyramids.
  • 2400 BCE

    Old Kingdom

    The afterlife was important to the Egyptians and it was thought to be a happy place. Left the heart in the body, the Ka or lifeforce 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 size and shape were symbolic to the Pharaoh and his journey to the afterlife. Even after pharaoh's death people believed that the Pharaoh's happiness was connected to their good fortune in life.