Ancient Egypt Old Kingdom Map
Under pharaoh sneferu 2613 2589 the pyramid complex emerged with the axis re oriented east to west.
Ancient egypt old kingdom map. These maps of ancient egypt seek to highlight representative aspects of the country. The old kingdom of egypt c. A map showing the maximum territorial extent of the new kingdom of egypt ca. In ancient egyptian history the old kingdom is the period spanning c.
A temple was built against the. The first pharaoh of the old kingdom was djoser who ruled egypt from 2630 2611 b c. His step pyramid at saqqara started the egyptian tradition of constructing pyramids as burial places for pharaohs. It is also known as the age of the pyramids or the age of the pyramid builders as it encompasses the reigns of the great pyramid builders of the fourth dynasty such as king sneferu who perfected the art of pyramid building and the kings khufu khafre and menkaure who constructed the pyramids at giza.
This group directs the lives of the people in the name of the pharaohs god kings who rule from their capital memphis. The kingdom is governed by a ruling class of officials and priests. Ancient egypt map domain stretched from the delta of the nile in the north to. Tree map to organize the main categories and details of the old kingdom of ancient egypt.
History of ancient egypt occurred as a series of stable kingdoms separated by periods of relative instability known as intermediate periods and they are old kingdom of the early bronze age the. Ancient egypt in 2500 bce belongs to the period known to modern scholars as the old kingdom. Map of ancient egypt it was civilization of ancient north africa. License based on wikipedia content that has been reviewed edited and republished original image by andrei nacu uploaded by jan van der crabben published on 17 october 2011 under the following license.
Old kingdom egypt was an important period of ancient egyptian history made famous for the building of the step pyramid. Ancient egypt had its origin in the course of the nile river it reached three periods of great pharaonic splendor. He was responsible for the construction of one of the very first pyramids ever built by the ancient egyptians. Historical development locations of major constructions egypt as we know it today and the always important river nile that contributed to the growth of the ancient egyptian.