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The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (2134 – 1690 BCE)

Middle Kingdom marks the reunion and resurrection of the once united and powerful Egypt of the Old Kingdom. The 11th dynasty begins with Mentuhotep II reuniting the fragmented parts of Egypt into one single country. The 11th dynasty began building big once again and...

The First Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt (2181 – 2050 BCE)

First Intermediate Period marks the period of perhaps the most severe political, economical and cultural “crisis” in ancient Egyptian history. In this period the 7-10th dynasty is included and also the first part of the 11th dynasty with the ancestral Mentuhotep I and...

The Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (2686 – 2181 BCE)

Old Kingdom was the first great age of ancient Egypt. This was the age of the pyramids of the 4th dynasty, including the great ones at Giza, and of the solar kings of the 5th dynasty who broke away from tradition by creating solar temples dedicated to the sun god...

The Early Dynastic Period of Ancient Egypt (3050 – 2686 BCE)

Early Dynastic Period is the formative period of the early Egyptian civilization. The first two dynasties 1-2, starting from about 3050 BCE. Time period: c. 3050–2686 BCE Capital: Memphis Other Important Locations: Thinis, Abydos Defining Features & Notable Events...

Ra: The Ancient Egyptian Sun God

Who was Ra? This ancient Egyptian sun God was regarded as the king of the Egyptian pantheon. Learn more about the hawk headed sun god.

All About Ancient Civilizations of the Past

A civilization is defined as a complex society, characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (e.g. writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural...

Alternative Views on Ancient Egyptian History

The true age of the Sphinx and the pyramids is a subject that has been widely discussed for a long time amongst historians, archaeologists and geologists. There is no concrete evidence which can tells us exactly how old these structures are. A lot has been lost in the...

The Predynastic Period of Ancient Egypt (5500 BCE – 3100 BCE)

All great things have humble beginnings. Whether its a first step that marks the start of a long adventurous journey or if its the first stone block that sets the foundation for a great pyramid. Ancient Egypt was a remarkably long-lasting civilization which underwent...

Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells & Funerary Text

The information contained in the Egyptian Book of the Dead acted as guidebook for the recently deceased in the ancient Egyptian world. Life, death and the afterlife were all central themes of the Egyptian way of life. This was not only frequently reflected in various...

5 Most Fascinating Things About Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization located in North Africa concentrated along the Nile River. For almost 30 centuries from its unification around 3100 B.C to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C ancient Egypt was the dominate civilization in the Mediterranean...
The Predynastic Period of Ancient Egypt (5500 BCE – 3100 BCE)

The Predynastic Period of Ancient Egypt (5500 BCE – 3100 BCE)

All great things have humble beginnings. Whether its a first step that marks the start of a long adventurous journey or if its the first stone block that sets the foundation for a great pyramid. Ancient Egypt was a remarkably long-lasting civilization which underwent...

Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells & Funerary Text

Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian Magical Spells & Funerary Text

The information contained in the Egyptian Book of the Dead acted as guidebook for the recently deceased in the ancient Egyptian world. Life, death and the afterlife were all central themes of the Egyptian way of life. This was not only frequently reflected in various...

5 Most Fascinating Things About Ancient Egypt

5 Most Fascinating Things About Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was a civilization located in North Africa concentrated along the Nile River. For almost 30 centuries from its unification around 3100 B.C to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C ancient Egypt was the dominate civilization in the Mediterranean...

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