All About History Book Of Ancient Egypt

All About History Book of Ancient Egypt 2nd Edition

Step back in time and walk the banks of the River Nile to learn what made this society one of the most powerful ancient civilisations in history. Meet some of the most iconic pharaohs, tour the awe-inspiring landmarks raised in their honour, identify the religious tenets that dictated everyday life and even learn to read the hieroglyphs! Featuring: Famous pharaohs - Follow the lives of iconic, infamous and influential rulers of Ancient Egypt. The pyramids - Step inside the majestic monuments built as tombs for the pharaohs. Life & death - Understand beliefs and rituals that guided their approach to life and death. Legacy - Find out how the legacy of this ancient civilisation lives on in modern day.

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welcome to all about history book of ancient egypt

In 1922 a magnificent discovery captured the attention of the world. As Howard Carter slowly unveiled the opulence of Tutankhamun’s newly located tomb, people from every corner of the world were enthralled. Egyptomania gripped the world. The rituals and beliefs of a highly advanced society were once again exposed; this was the most in­ uential breakthrough in Egyptology since the Rosetta Stone had been discovered by Napoleon’s men and later deciphered by 19th century scholars. In this second edition of All About History’s Book of Ancient Egypt, we will step back in time and walk the banks of the River Nile to learn what made this society one of the most powerful ancient civilisations in history. We’ll introduce you to some of the most iconic and infamous pharaohs, tour the…

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ancient egypt, 3300-30 bce

The Age of the Pyramids 2700 BCE -2200 BCE Ancient Egypt saw a number of phases of pyramid building, but those built during the third and fourth dynasties became the most iconic. Built almost solely as pharaohs’ tombs, the most famous are in Giza: the Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Khufu), the Pyramid of Menkaure and the smaller Pyramid of Khafre. These colossal structures, built between 2560 BCE and 2510 BCE, are part of Seven Wonders of the World and stand as a testament to the ingenuity of Ancient Egyptian society and culture. The Golden Age 2613 BCE _ 2494 BCE The Fourth Dynasty is often referred to as the Golden Age, when the entire nation benefited from a boom in arts and culture. The relative peace of the previous dynasties continued, enabling the…

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kingdoms of ancient egypt

“Ancient Egypt became an epicentre for culture and religion” For 3,000 years the Ancient Egyptian empire endured. It emerged, like so many other independent kingdoms, from the ruins of warring and fragmented fiefdoms and grew into a nation that shook North Africa and the surrounding world to its core. It became an epicentre for culture and religion, where science and magic were intertwined as one. But those golden ages, those heights of human achievement that challenged even those of Greece and Rome at their peaks, were not achieved in a day. Before the Assyrians came, before the Persians invaded, before the Greeks conquered and the Romans annexed, the Egyptians rose and fell all by themselves. While darker periods would form between them (three in fact, known as the Intermediate Periods), the timeline…

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famous faces through time

The Old Kingdom Djoser c. 2670 BCE Of all the kings that ruled Egypt in the infant years of the Old Kingdom, the pharaoh Djoser is perhaps the most influential. He may not have been the man who united Egypt as one in Narmer, but he typified two characteristics that would go on to define Ancient Egypt. He conducted military campaigns that solidified and expanded the borders of the empire while nurturing the growth of his nation’s culture. He also commissioned the first pyramid on Egyptian soil; the Step Pyramid at Sakkara was the blueprint for pharaonic splendour and inspired future generations to build even greater examples. The Middle Kingdom Mentuhotep II 2061 BCE – 2010 BCE The kingdom splintered after the prosperity and expansion of the Old Kingdom. This mini dark age of sorts…

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the old kingdom

Prior to the Old Kingdom, in an era known as the Predynastic, Prehistoric or Protodynastic Period, Egypt was going through something of a transformation. The nation was divided into colonies, each with their own lords and rulers. The north and south of the country were also distinct in both practices and culture, with Hierakonpolis the capital of the south and Bes the capital of the north. Excavations over the last century have radically changed the way we view Egypt prior to the Old Kingdom, including the fact that the First Dynasty and the rise of Narmer was not an overnight process. Upper Egypt, the more affluent of the two states, had three main cities – Thinis, Nekhen and Naqada. One by one, these states conquered one another or merged, and by…

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the middle kingdom

For every period of greatness and monumental achievement in Ancient Egypt’s history, there is a stretch of time where governments crumbled, territories divided and the nation fell into a dark lull. As the royal hold on the country fell apart towards the end of the Old Kingdom, Egypt was plunged into an era of uncertainty that is referred to as the First Intermediate Period. To make matters worse, the power of the pharaoh was splintered when two rival dynasties began vying for power – the Tenth Dynasty (based in Herakleopolis, the principal city of Lower Egypt) and the 11th Dynasty (centralised in Thebes, Upper Egypt). This period of conflict and dissention lasted for 125 years, until the reign of Theban pharaoh Mentuhotep II. Ascending to the Upper Egypt throne in 2055 BCE,…