History UsefulNotes / AncientEgyptianHistory

17th Apr '17 3:07:51 AM JulianLapostat
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When most people think of Ancient Egypt (besides pyramids and Cleopatra), ''this'' is what they're thinking about--especially the Eighteenth Dynasty. Pharaoh from Literature/TheBible? Mostly New Kingdom; the ones mentioned in Exodus are probably all from the Eighteenth Dynasty. The crazy king who worshiped the Sun? Akhenaten, Eighteenth Dynasty. Nefertiti? His wife. [[UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} King Tut]]? Akhenaten's son. Hatshepsut? Tut's great-great-great-great aunt. [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses the Great]] ([[Creator/PercyByssheShelley Ozymandias]], King of Kings) and those cool statutes? Nineteenth Dynasty.

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When most people think of Ancient Egypt (besides pyramids and Cleopatra), ''this'' is what they're thinking about--especially the Eighteenth Dynasty. Pharaoh from Literature/TheBible? Mostly New Kingdom; the ones mentioned in Exodus are probably all from the Eighteenth Dynasty. The crazy king who worshiped the Sun? Akhenaten, invented monotheism? UsefulNotes/{{Akhenaten}}, Eighteenth Dynasty. Nefertiti? His wife. [[UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} King Tut]]? Akhenaten's son. Hatshepsut? Tut's great-great-great-great aunt. [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses the Great]] ([[Creator/PercyByssheShelley Ozymandias]], King of Kings) and those cool statutes? Nineteenth Dynasty.
2nd Apr '17 1:17:32 PM DustSnitch
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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.

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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} or [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.
3rd Mar '17 12:21:15 PM Xtifr
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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.

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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.
12th Aug '16 6:14:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.

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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[GaiusJuliusCaesar [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.
14th Jul '16 10:54:18 AM Jhonny
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In 332 BC, Egypt was conquered by UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat and became part of Hellenistic civilization under the Ptolemy dynasty, the last (and arguably most famous) sovereign being UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Philopator. Egypt would be part of various empires until the 19th century, and would not be ruled by someone of Egyptian stock (President Muhammad Naguib) until 1953.

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In 332 BC, Egypt was conquered by UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat and became part of Hellenistic civilization under the Ptolemy dynasty, the last (and arguably most famous) sovereign being UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII Philopator. Egypt would be part of various empires until the 19th century, and would not be ruled by someone of Egyptian stock (President Muhammad Naguib) until 1953. Egypt has since changed its religion twice (first to Christianity, then to Islam, though a Christian minority remains) and its language once (from Coptic, the descendant of Ancient Egyptian that still sees limited use as a liturgical language in Egyptian Coptic Christianity) but still markets itself as a continuation of the old pharaohs (Just look at any tourism advert)
9th Jun '16 1:13:52 PM Jhonny
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Ancient Egyptian history is conventionally divided into ten periods. They are generally identified with dynasties, which unlike the dynasties of other states are [[YouAreNumberSix numbered rather than named]]. Not all dynasties are necessarily different families; different dynasties are often separated from each other for historical reasons. Moreover, sometimes members of the same "dynasty" were only related by marriage. The term refers more to a broad family and its followers rather than a specific [[LineageComesFromTheFather patrilineal line of descent]] (as was usually the case in medieval Europe and throughout history in East Asia).

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Ancient Egyptian history is conventionally divided into ten periods. They are generally identified with dynasties, which unlike the dynasties of other states are [[YouAreNumberSix numbered rather than named]]. Not all dynasties are necessarily different families; different dynasties are often separated from each other for historical reasons. Moreover, sometimes members of the same "dynasty" were only related by marriage. The term refers more to a broad family and its followers rather than a specific [[LineageComesFromTheFather patrilineal line of descent]] (as was usually the case in medieval Europe and throughout history in East Asia).
Asia). Some dynasties even overlapped with one dynasty reigning over part of the country and the other over another part, sometimes on friendly terms and sometimes at de facto war with one another.
8th Jun '16 10:32:27 AM Morgenthaler
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When most people think of Ancient Egypt (besides pyramids and Cleopatra), ''this'' is what they're thinking about--especially the Eighteenth Dynasty. Pharaoh from Literature/TheBible? Mostly New Kingdom; the ones mentioned in Exodus are probably all from the Eighteenth Dynasty. The crazy king who worshiped the Sun? Akhenaten, Eighteenth Dynasty. Nefertiti? His wife. [[UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} King Tut]]? Akhenaten's son. Hatshepsut? Tut's great-great-great-great aunt. [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses the Great]] ([[PercyByssheShelley Ozymandias]], King of Kings) and those cool statutes? Nineteenth Dynasty.

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When most people think of Ancient Egypt (besides pyramids and Cleopatra), ''this'' is what they're thinking about--especially the Eighteenth Dynasty. Pharaoh from Literature/TheBible? Mostly New Kingdom; the ones mentioned in Exodus are probably all from the Eighteenth Dynasty. The crazy king who worshiped the Sun? Akhenaten, Eighteenth Dynasty. Nefertiti? His wife. [[UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}} King Tut]]? Akhenaten's son. Hatshepsut? Tut's great-great-great-great aunt. [[UsefulNotes/RamsesII Ramses the Great]] ([[PercyByssheShelley ([[Creator/PercyByssheShelley Ozymandias]], King of Kings) and those cool statutes? Nineteenth Dynasty.
22nd Feb '16 1:00:50 AM DeanMT94
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# Predynastic period (before 3150 BC): Prehistoric Egypt. Not much is known. Tradition holds that Egypt was divided into small squabbling city-states that gradually merged together into the kingdoms of Upper (southern) and Lower (northern) Egypt, which in turn were united by King Menes sometime around 3150 BC.

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# Predynastic period (before 3150 BC): Prehistoric Egypt. Not much is known. Tradition holds that Egypt was divided into small squabbling city-states that gradually merged together into the kingdoms of Upper (southern) and Lower (northern) Egypt, which in turn were united by King Menes (also called Narmer in some sources) sometime around 3150 BC.
17th Aug '15 10:56:58 PM HeraldAlberich
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# First Intermediate Period (6th-11th Dynasties, 2181-2055): [[VestigialEmpire Dynasties of Pharaohs continue to exist, but have little power outside their home territories]] (fans of Chinese history, think of the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing Zhou Dynasty]]). However, powerful families in Heracleopolis in Lower Egypt and Thebes in Upper Egypt succeeded in gradually uniting their respective parts of the country; inevitably, they clashed. In about 2055 BC, the Theban 11th Dynasty decisively defeated the Heracleopolitan Tenth Dynasty and founded the...

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# First Intermediate Period (6th-11th Dynasties, 2181-2055): [[VestigialEmpire Dynasties of Pharaohs continue to exist, but have little power outside their home territories]] (fans of Chinese history, think of the [[DynastiesFromShangToQing [[UsefulNotes/DynastiesFromShangToQing Zhou Dynasty]]). However, powerful families in Heracleopolis in Lower Egypt and Thebes in Upper Egypt succeeded in gradually uniting their respective parts of the country; inevitably, they clashed. In about 2055 BC, the Theban 11th Dynasty decisively defeated the Heracleopolitan Tenth Dynasty and founded the...
12th Jul '15 6:49:29 AM Troper9
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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BCE''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BCE to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BCE spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.

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Egypt was the second civilization in the world (after ancient Mesopotamia) to invent writing, with bits of proto-hieroglyphs being dated to the ''33rd century BCE''.BC''. As a result, its history is ''extremely'' long. People tend to forget this: Egyptian history from the earliest extensive records in the 31st century BCE BC to the Macedonian Conquest in 332 BCE BC spans ''2700 years''. Consider this: To {{Jesus}} or [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]], the first Pharaohs were ''1000 years more ancient'' than either of them is to us; to the builders of the Pantheon in Rome, the Great Pyramid was older than the Pantheon is to the designers of today's skyscrapers. Even the Ancient Egyptian "golden age" of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Dynasties was as far removed from them as [[TheLowMiddleAges the Early Middle Ages]] are to us--the world of UsefulNotes/RamsesII was as far back for UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} as UsefulNotes/{{Charlemagne}} is to UsefulNotes/BarackObama. Almost any trope recorded in Ancient Egypt is therefore by definition OlderThanDirt.
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