Ancient Egypt: History And History Of The Ancient World

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There were many ancient civilizations around the globe. One of the more well known civilizations in ancient Egypt. They have one of the richest histories of any empire in ancient times. Their achievements and religious beliefs have made them such an accomplished dynasty, but their pharaohs and policies are also known worldwide.
From around 6000 BCE all the way until about 3000 BCE, gods were the main influence on the Egyptians. There were also separate civilizations in Egypt until 3000 BCE. The two civilizations were then united when king Menes of Upper Egypt trekked south and conquered Lower Egypt. This led to the Old Kingdom which lasted from 2600 BCE to 2100 BCE. This was the time when most of the monuments and pyramids were built depicting
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The horse and chariot and bronze tools and weaponry were a few of the advancements the Hyksos brought to the Egyptians. Another big event that occurred around that time was the rise of the Kingdom of Kush. The Kingdom of Kush was located south of Thebes and controlled Nubia. The Egyptians attempted multiple times but did not succeed until prince Ahmose I of Thebes finally conquered the Hyksos and reunited Egypt under Theban…show more content…
This is the time when kings and rulers were commonly called pharaohs. Many of the highly recognized leaders of Egypt came from this era of Egyptian history. From about 1500 BCE to 1490 BCE, the Egyptian pharaoh Tuthmosis I expanded the already large size of the Egyptian empire to the Euphrates River, Syria, and Nubia. His successor brought greatly expanded trade markets to the dynasty.
These peaceful and great times in Egypt lasted until about 1400 BCE when Amenhotep IV took to the throne. He is better known as Akhenaten which means “living spirit of Aten”. He only believed in one god which is contrast to many Egyptians’ beliefs. Even with the opposition, he still enforced the Egyptians to become monotheistic. He also moved the Egyptian capital from Thebes to Amarna to help with his monotheistic push. His time on the throne is known as the Amarna period. He was also known for being the first ruler to request a temple to be made for him and his wife.
The successor to Akhenaten was none other than his son Tutankhamun. He is the most widely known pharaoh in Egyptian history. Many know him as “King Tut”. In his short time in his tenure, he removed all of his father’s monotheistic ways and returned the capital of Egypt to
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