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Modern and Ancient Egyptian History

Ancient Egyptian history has long held the interest and imagination of millions of people around the world. Almost everyone has heard about the Great Pyramids and the famous pharaohs of Ancient Egypt such as Ramses II and Tutankhamun, more commonly known as King Tut.

Modern Cairo with the Ancient Pyramids in the backgroundHowever, there is more to ancient Egyptian history than the Pyramids and a couple of famous pharaohs. The Egyptian civilization is among the oldest and most long-lived civilizations in the world, with a history stretching back to 3000 BC and beyond.

In the thousands of years that the famous pharaohs of ancient Egypt ruled north-eastern Africa, many accomplishments of historical importance have been achieved, such as engineering, architecture, writing, and religion.

The Egyptian History section contains the following entries:

Do explore the other sections in this site, including:

  • Wonders of Ancient Egypt - Find out about the many wonders originating from Ancient Egypt, including the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx and the Nile River.
  • Mysteries of Egypt - Find out about the mythology, mysteries and conspiracies surrounding Ancient and Modern Egypt.
  • Egyptian Mythology and Religion - Learn about the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, and the rise of Christianity and Islam in the Post Dynastic period.

Want to know more about Egyptian history? Try this book from Amazon:

The Oxford History of Ancient EgyptThe Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

This book uniquely covers 700,000 years of ancient Egypt, from c. 700,000 BC to AD 311. Following the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans, this book resurrects a fascinating society replete with remarkable historical information.


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