Greek Influence On Ancient Egypt

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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. Egypt with the biggest population in North African and the Arab world with the majority of …show more content…
This dynasty ruled Egypt for three-hundred and thirty years following the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC. From 323BC to 30BC Egypt is divided into several providences that are ruled by the various generals of the Greek army who appoint themselves pharaoh of their particular domain losing much of their influence and power due to continuing conflicts between the various generals and their domains. Egypt and Libya become a territory of Rome in 30BC with Rome in order to stop the many rebellions against Rome divide Egypt into several providences that are ruled by the Eastern Roman Empire in 296AD. The Eastern Roman Empire is then defeated by the Arab Islamic Empire in 639AD with the caliphate becoming ruler and ending the dynasties of Egypt.

The Muslin rulers were nominated by the Caliphate who remained in control of Egypt for the following six-hundred years. In 1250AD the Mamluks a military caste took control of the government and by 1300AD Egypt had extended its control over the Red Sea, Malaya and the East Indies. During the middle of 1400AD the Black Death had killed almost 40% of the countries

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