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Ancient Egypt

 

 

Predynastic period       5200 - 3100 BCE

 

Old Kingdom         3100 - 2180 BCE

  (Rule through royal house-

  hold; peasant based produc-

  tion)

  First evidence of basin

  irrigation       3050 BCE

  Arid trend       2900 -

  Monument (pyramid)

  building peak       2600 - 2500

 

First Intermediate period     2180 - 2080

  (disorder)

 

Middle Kingdom       2080 - 1640 BCE

  (landlords and local priests

  increasingly powerful as

  intermediate group between

  peasants and royal household)

  

  First evidence of irrigation   2000 - 1800

  

Second Intermediate period     1640 - 1570 BCE

  (disorder; but increased

  contact with outer world, esp.

  Hyksos from Asia ; new

  technologies from Asia )

 

New Kingdom         1570 - 1090 BCE

  (Unified under Egyptian

  dynasty, but increasing

  threat from Asian powers

  after 1400 BCE)

 

Hellenistic period       323 BCE - 641 CE

  Ptolemaic period     323 - 30 BCE

  Saqia irrigation 320 BCE

  

  Roman-Byzantine period   30 - 641 CE

 

Nubia

 

Kerma            2500-1500 BCE

 

Kush             2000-591? BCE

    Egyptian control over Kush   17 th c. BCE-1100 BCE

    Kush control over Egypt   760-656 BCE

 

Meroe             400 BCE-400 CE

 


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