Time Line of Ancient Egypt (Encyclopedia of the Ancient World)
6000 b.c.e. to 0661 c.e.
- 6000 b.c.e.
Settlements begin to appear along the Nile, Niger, and Congo Rivers in Africa.
- 3100 b.c.e.
The earliest known hieroglyphic writing appears in Egypt while cuneiform is developing in Mesopotamia.
- 3050 b.c.e.
The Archaic period begins in Egypt (sometimes estimated as early as 3900 b.c.e.), consisting of the First and Second Dynasties.
- 2925 b.c.e.
Upper and Lower Egypt are united for the first time under one ruler, initiating the Early Dynastic period. The names of this period's rulers are preserved on the Palermo stone.
- 2800 b.c.e.
Egyptians begin the period of pyramid building in Egypt. Djoser's Step Pyramid Complex is built under the direction of the architect Imhotep.
- 2772 b.c.e.
A 365-day calendar is introduced in Egypt.
- c. 2700 b.c.e.
The Old Kingdom begins, consisting of the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Dynasties.
- c. 2200 b.c.e.
The collapse of the Old Kingdom introduces the First...
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