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How old is Ancient Egypt?

5,102 years old - from 3,100 B.C. to A.D. 2002


Using a time-line from 2002 – A.D. that represents the time span of 2002 years since the death of Christ, we move further into the B.C. time line of Ancient Egypt. Dating the Ancient Egyptian civilisation at 3,100 B.C. representing the time of the first king to unite Egypt into one nation, sets a date of 3,100 B.C. So from to days date to the beginning of a united nation, governed by one King we have a journey back in time of 5,102 years ago.

The Egyptians ruled themselves from 3,100 B.C. until 1070 B.C. from 1070 B.C. – 641 A.D. the Egyptians were ruled by foreign kings.

From 642 A.D. to date Egypt was invaded and governed by the First Arab invasion (building of palaces and Fortresses and the founding of Cairo), Second Arab Conquest, led by Saladin (introduction of Islam), rule from the Ottoman Empire and the eventual nationalisation of Egypt by Nasser in the 1950s.

Chronology

Knowledge, skills and understanding

Chronological understanding

1 Pupils should be taught to:

a) place events, people and changes into correct periods of time

b) use dates and vocabulary relating to the passing of time, including ancient, modern, BC, AD, century and decade.

Nasser

1950 – 2002 A.D.
British Rule
Ottoman Empire
Saladin (Islam)
First Arab Conquest
Byzantine (Christine)
337 - 641
Rome 30 B.C. - 337 A.D.
Ptolemaic 305 - 31
Macedonian 332 - 305
XXXI Dynasty   343 - 333 (second Persian Period)
XXX Dynasty   380 - 343
XXIX Dynasty   399 - 380
XXVIII Dynasty   404 - 399
XXVII Dynasty   525 - 404 (first Persian Period)
XXVI Dynasty   664 - 525 (Saite)
XXV Dynasty   747 - 656
(Nubian/Kushite)
XXIV Dynasty   727 - 715 (Sais)
XXIII Dynasty   818 - 712 (Libyan)
XXII Dynasty   945 - 712 (Libyan)
XXI Dynasty   1069 - 945 (Tanis)
High Priests Thebes   1080 - 945

Egyptian Dynasties

XX Dynasty   1185 - 1070
XIX Dynasty   1293 - 1185
(Ramesses II)
XVIII Dynasty   1570 - 1293
(Tutankhamun)
XVII Dynasty   1663 - 1570
XVI Dynasty   1663 - 1556
XV Dynasty   1663 - 1555
XIV Dynasty  
XIII Dynasty   1782 - 1650
XII Dynasty   1991 - 1782
XI Dynasty   2134 - 1991
X Dynasty   2040
IX Dynasty   2160
VIII Dynasty   2161
VII Dynasty   2181
VI Dynasty   2345 - 2181
V Dynasty   2498 - 2345
Pyramid Text
IV Dynasty   2613 - 2498
Giza Pyramids
III Dynasty   2686 - 2613
Djoser
II Dynasty   2890 - 2686
I Dynasty   3100 - 2890
Narmer

Pre Dynastic Egypt

Neolithic 5,500 - 3100

Palaeolithic Stone Age

 

Narmer was the first king of Egypt in approx 3100 B.C. the archaeology evidence is from the Narmer Palette found at Hierakonpolis in Upper Egypt. The palette is double sided showing Narmer wearing the white crown of upper Egypt on one side and the red crown of lower Egypt on the opposite side, demonstrating Narmers domain over the twin lands.