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Social Studies Timeline
9 Nov 2017
~5500 b.c.e. Earliest permanent settlements built along the Nile
~3100 b.c.e. Menes unites Lower and Upper Egypt and becomes the first pharaoh
~3100 b.c.e. Memphis becomes the capital
~2630 b.c.e. The first step pyramid is built at Saqqara
~2575 b.c.e. Bronze replaces copper
~2570 b.c.e. Pyramids of Giza are built
~2050 b.c.e. The Temple at Karnak begins to be built
~2040 b.c.e. Thebes becomes the capital
~1493 b.c.e. Hatshepsut becomes pharaoh
~1479 b.c.e.Thutmose III becomes pharaoh
~1290 b.c.e. Ramses II became pharaoh
~743 b.c.e. Nubians (Kushites) take over Egypt
~664 b.c.e. Nubians (Kushites) are pushed out of Egypt
~661 b.c.e. The Assyrians attack Thebes
332 b.c.e.Alexander the Great conquers Egypt
51 b.c.e. Cleopatra becomes pharaoh of Egypt
30 b.c.e.Rome conquers Egypt and makes it a province
PreDynastic Period ~3300-3100 b.c.e.
Early Dynastic Period ~3100-2700 b.c.e.
Old Kingdom, aka Age of the Pyramids ~2750-2250 b.c.e.
First Intermediate Period (a time of chaos) ~2250-2050 b.c.e.
New Kingdom aka the Golden Age of Egypt ~1570-1070 b.c.e
Second Intermediate Period (a time of chaos) ~1650-1570 b.c.e.
Middle Kingdom ~2050-1650 b.c.e.
Third Intermediate Period 1070-665 b.c.e.
Late Period 665-332 b.c.e.
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