Ancient Egypt: The Old Kingdom

Decent Essays
During ancient Egypt, there were three periods the old, middle, and new kingdoms of stability. The Old Kingdom is known as the Age of the pyramids. During the Old Kingdom people centralized power in the government. The Old Kingdom is during 2700-2200 B.C.E. The Middle Kingdom, known as the Period of Reunification was when art, literature, and architecture flourished. The Middle Kingdom is during 2000-1800 B.C.E. The New Kingdom was Egypt’s Golden Age. When Egypt reached its golden age, it reached the full height of its monument and power. The New Kingdom was when it was 1600-1100 B.C.E. Four very important Pharaohs ruled during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdom.
Pharaoh Khufu is a very important ruler in Egypt. The reason he is so powerful and important is
…show more content…
Being a Pharaoh, her greatest achievement is that she gained power as a man when she was pharaoh. Although, she built many monuments her most amazing monument is the Dayr-al-Bahri. She had many trade expeditions and her greatest expedition is the the African Kingdom of Punt. She ruled from 1473 and 1458 B.C.E.
One of the most powerful pharohs is Ramses II. He served as Egypt’s Pharaoh for more than 60 years from 1290 to 1224 B.C.E. He is best known for his numerous monuments and his military campaigns. He fought with his father in the army when he was only 10. Pharaoh Ramses II most well known accomplishment was to sign the world’s first peace treaty. Pharaoh Ramses the II is one of the most powerful pharaohs. In Chapter 8 you learned about pharaohs, Ramses II, Hatshepsut, Khufu, and Senusret. Ramses II was best known for signing the world’s first peace treaty. Hatshepsut is best known for promoting trade. Khufu is known best for his monument, the great pyramid. Senusret is known for constructing the White Chapel. Also you learned about the old, middle, and new kingdom. Also you learned about the monuments the 4 pharaoh's left

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    He contributed a lot to Egyptian life and culture. Ramses ll ruled Egypt for 66 years, the second longest rule of any pharaoh. He was mainly known for his architectural, military, and religious achievements. Ramses ll built the most monuments of any pharaoh in his lifetime, including the Ramses ll statue, the Ramesseum, the Pylon of Ramses, and the Abu Simbel temples. On his monuments he depicted himself, his wives, and his kids.…

    • 782 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Pharaohs In Ancient Egypt

    • 989 Words
    • 4 Pages

    In Ancient Egypt there were many Kings, Pharaohs, and Gods that played big roles throughout history. Throughout this museum you will see a stretch of Ancient Egyptian history with fascinating artwork that makes it easy to get more in depth. The Pharaohs in The Old Kingdom were seen as the most powerful beings and they were the ones in charge of weather, fertility, and agriculture. They were portrayed as a younger this was to help the Pharaohs signify good fertility and power. Since the Pharaoh was the most important person in the Old Kingdom artists would make them pop out in their artwork, while everything else was carved back farther.…

    • 989 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Imhotep: Son Of Ptah

    • 1138 Words
    • 5 Pages

    This was to award his wisdom during his role as a chancellor. He served by own priesthood; known as the mediator between gods and humans. This made him important because this automatically made him as important as a pharaoh since pharaohs are seen as sons of gods. His name has been made even more famous in the modern day due to popular mummy movies that mention him. This shows that he was significant…

    • 1138 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Before his time, Babylonia was a prominent society, but during his reign, he made it the number one society of the era. He revolutionized the idea of civil law. And, not only did he revolutionize law, he also improved architecture and irrigation in the city-state of Babylonia. His code of law is the oldest written code of law to date. He was not only a king, but a hero to his people.…

    • 942 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Pyramids In Ancient Egypt

    • 1002 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Egypt is an ancient, powerful, renowned country ruled by pharaoh’s, watched over by thousands of mighty gods, and shaped by their immortal pyramids and who can forget; famous for their incredible invention of mummification. It’s an ancient civilization that is unmatched by any other of its time. Hundreds of movies were produced based on its pharaoh’s, mummification ritual, and culture. Many books talk about famous pharaohs and their mighty tombs; or pyramids as they are more often referred to nowadays. Now, a burning question; has the builder of these mighty pyramids ever been thought of before?…

    • 1002 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    This is a significant artefact because it represented Egyptian military power and demonstrated the growth of the Egyptian empire because they were defeating the enemies that surrounded them. Another artefact that displayed the Egyptian vast wealth was the Great Temple at Abu Simbel, which was completed around 24 years into the reign of Ramesses the Great (Feldtkeller, E et al. (2003). There are four colossal statues of the pharaoh, where they are wearing the crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The entrance itself is crown by a bas-relief which is representing two images of the king worshipping the falcon headed Ra Harakhti.…

    • 1969 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The first reason is Egypt had capitals and a special reason for why it was famous for. The first capital is Memphis, that was the largest city in the world and when the capital was switched it still had a lot of temples. The second capital is Thebes. Thebes and Memphis rivalled each other for being the greatest and biggest city. The third capital is Alexandria, which was the capital after Alexander the great captured Egypt.…

    • 1584 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Sargon, Rimush, Manishtushu, Naram Sin, and sharkalisharri, were all rulers that ruled Akkadian Empire. Sargon was the first ruler to rule Akkadian Empire, he ruled for 56 years. Sargon was a great ruler, he helped Akkadian Empire grow in many ways. Sargon was known for his conquest of the Sumerian city states in the 24th to the 23rd centuries.Rimish was the second ruler to rule Akkadian Empire.He came into power because Sargon was his son. Rimish was the second ruler.…

    • 1523 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Egypt now known as the Arab Republic of Egypt is bordered by Israel, the Gulf of Aqaba, the Red Sea, Sudan and Libya. Since 1000BC Egypt became a dominate nation with one of the longest recorded histories of any modern country. As part of the cradle of civilization ancient Egypt developed some of the earliest forms of literature, agriculture, organized religion, urban development and style of government. Egypt 's cultural heritage became an important part of its national identity. With its ancient monuments such as the Giza Necropolis, the Great Sphinx, ruins of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings modern day Egypt remains a significant interest worldwide.…

    • 1579 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Egyptian architecture developed during the dynastic period in the Nile Valley regions of Egypt and Nubia. The types of architectures that are found in Egypt are: sculptures, monuments, and pyramids. During ancient Egypt building great monuments and structures was sign of power. Construction was also a normal task a male would busy themselves with. According to the text in Cultures of the West it states, “Statues of the kings adorned every temple; inscriptions praising their magnificence appeared in every city…” the higher powers were very much praised during ancient Egypt.…

    • 924 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays