Visual Timeline: Egyptian Culture

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6000 BCE: Nile River Valley first inhabited.
5500 BCE: Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
5000 BCE: Organised farming begins in Egypt.
4000 BCE: Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Early Dynastic Period in Egypt. First Kings.
2667 BCE - 2648 BCE: Imhotep in Egypt writes medical texts describing diagnosis and treatment of 100 diseases and 48 injuries.
2560 BCE: The Great Pyramid of Giza is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
2500 BCE: The Great Sphinx of Giza is built.
1800 BCE: Bronze working introduced to Egypt.
1800 BCE: The Kahun Gynecological Papyrus deals with women's health and contraception.
1600 BCE: Earliest Egyptian water clocks in use.
1550 BCE - 1070 BCE: Composition of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
1504 BCE - 1492 BCE: Egyptian empire reaches greatest extent under Thutmose I.
1479 BCE - 1458 BCE: Queen Hatshepsut rules Egypt.
1279 BCE - 1212 BCE: Reign of Ramesses II (The Great) in Egypt.
1274 BCE: Battle of Kadesh between Pharaoh Ramesses II of Egypt and King Muwatalli II of the Hittites.
1264 BCE - 1244 BCE: Probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
1258 BCE: The Treaty of Kadesh between Egyptians and Hittites. The world's first peace treaty.
1244 BCE - 1224 BCE: Other probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
750 BCE: Iron working is introduced to Egypt.
196 BCE: The Rosetta Stone was made, a stela carrying a priestly decree from the reign of Ptolemy V in three languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, demotic and Greek script.
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