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Ancient Egypt Between 3100 and 332 BC was the rise and climax of one of the richest and oldest ancient civilizations Its lifeline was the Nile river in the Nile valley Here Egyptian dynasties ruled from the first cataract of the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea At the its height it ruled an empire that reached from Syria in the east to Nubia in the south In this report I will be covering the Archaic Period the Old Kingdom the Middle Kingdom the New Kingdom and The Late Period or 3100-332 BC Archaic Period 3100 BC to 2750 BC There long history began with there first King who began the first Egyptian dynasty In 3100 BC Pharaoh Menes united upper and lower Egypt Making Egypts first empire In doing so he made the Egyptian double crown It was made by putting the red crown of Lower Egypt on top of the white crown of upper Egypt Menes ruled from the ancient city of Thinis near Abydos Under his reign the first hieroglyphic writing was made He is also credited with making his empire interdependent Old Kingdom 2750 BC to 2181 BC First Intermediate Period 2182-2260 Little is known about Menes successors until the reign of Zoser at the end of the 3rd dynasty His capital was located at Memphis on the Niles west bank He built the worlds first pyramid and the first building of that size to be entirely made of stone Even though it was a pyramid it wasnt a true pyramid but a step pyramid After the reign of the last king of the Sixth dynasty the last dynasty in the old kingdom Pepi II in 2181 BC there was a period of crisis and social upheaval known as the First Intermediate Period The reasons leading up to this dark time was a series of low floods and the result was famine during
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