Ancient Egypt 6th grade social studies

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently. The history of Egypt occurred in a series of stable kingdoms separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods. Let's take a look at what happened before those periods started.

Predynastic Period

Around 3400 BC, 2 separate kingdoms were established. The Red Land to the North and White Land in the South.

The King Scorpion from the south was the first to attempt to conquer the North.

A century later in 3200 King Menes subdued the North and unified the country. He was the first King of the first dynasty.

Archaic Period

Kings were godlike to the ancient Egyptians. They were often closely identified with the all powerful god Horus.

The Old Kingdom Period

The Old Kingdom started with the 3rd dynasty of Pharoahs.

In 2630, Pharoah Djoser had a funerary monument designed for him which resulted in the 1st major stone building- the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.

Many advancements in technology, art, and architecture were made in this time period. Some of the major achievements include the Pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx.

The Egyptians had their own mathematics system, irrigation systems and unique quarrying techniques.
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