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6-08-2015, 17:02


There is considerable doubt about the absolute dating of events before 664 B.C.E. Dates listed here
are from “Three Kingdoms and Thirty-four Dynasties” by Dr. William J. Murnane, in David P.
Silverman’s book Ancient Egypt.
3000 b.c.e. Menes unites the two kingdoms of Egypt, the Red Land and the White Land.
3000–2625 b.c.e. Early Dynastic Period
c. 2900 b.c.e. The great city of Memphis is founded.
2625–2130 b.c.e. Old Kingdom
c. 2650 b.c.e. Imhotep builds the Step Pyramid for King Djoser.
c. 2530 b.c.e. Khufu builds his Great Pyramid at Giza.
2130–1980 b.c.e. First Intermediate Period
1980–1630 b.c.e. Middle Kingdom
1630–1539 b.c.e. Second Intermediate Period
1539–1075 b.c.e. New Kingdom
1479–1425 b.c.e. Thutmose III builds the great empire.
1353–1336 b.c.e. In the Amarna Period, Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) promotes a short–lived
religious revolution.
1279–1213 b.c.e. Ramesses II (“Ramesses the Great”) rules Egypt and a vast empire. His era is
the height of Egypt’s imperial age.
1075–664 b.c.e. Third Intermediate Period
664–332 b.c.e. Late Period
343 b.c.e. The reign of the last native Egyptian king, Nectanebo II, ends. The next time a
native Egyptian will rule Egypt is 1952 C.E.
332 b.c.e. Alexander the Great enters Egypt and is welcomed as a savior. He and succeeding
Macedonian Greeks rule Egypt. The Hellenistic (Greek) Period begins.
305–30 b.c.e. Ptolemaic Period (Dynasty 32)
30 b.c.e. Cleopatra VII commits suicide, ending the dynastic era. Egypt becomes a province
of the Roman Empire.
394 c.e. The last hieroglyphic inscription is carved in a temple at Philae.
641 Egypt is conquered by the Arabs, and converts to Islam.