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Old Kingdom of Egypt
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Old Kingdom of Egypt

The Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2613-2181 BCE) is also known as the 'Age of the Pyramids' or 'Age of the Pyramid Builders' as it includes the great 4th Dynasty when King Sneferu perfected the art of pyramid building and the pyramids of Giza...
Middle Kingdom of Egypt
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Middle Kingdom of Egypt

The Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE) is considered ancient Egypt's Classical Age during which it produced some of its greatest works of art and literature. Scholars remain divided on which dynasties constitute the Middle Kingdom as some argue...
The Island Kingdom of Aegina: The Old Gods Still Whisper Their Truths
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Island Kingdom of Aegina: The Old Gods Still Whisper Their Truths

Today, traveling an hour by ferry from Piraeus, the port of Athens, the first remnant of Aegina's great past a visitor will see is the lonely pillar of Apollo rising from the trees on the hill of Kolona. Once a splendid complex of three buildings...
New Kingdom of Egypt
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

New Kingdom of Egypt

The New Kingdom (c. 1570- c.1069 BCE) is the era in Egyptian history following the disunity of the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1782-1570 BCE) and preceding the dissolution of the central government at the start of the Third Intermediate...
A Statuette from Old kingdom of Egypt
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

A Statuette from Old kingdom of Egypt

Only the upper half of this granite statuette of a seated man has survived. The inscriptions on the back of the statuette read "offerings given of the king to Bastet mistress of Bast for the ka of ". The inscriptions appear not to be written...
Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt

This limestone stela bears a sunk relief of a man. The man is standing and right-facing; he holds staves. At the lower right corner, a smaller scale figure of woman appears; she wears a a long dress and holds a lotus. The hieroglyphic inscriptions...
Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt

Only this part of a large limestone stela has survived. At the lower end, there is a head of a man with a beard (originally painted with red). The hieroglyphic inscriptions read "the head lector priest, sole companion, ... stolist of the...
Old Dongola
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Old Dongola

Old Dongola (aka Dungulah or Dunkula), located in modern Sudan, was the capital of the ancient Nubian kingdom of Dongola (aka Makuria or Makurra) which flourished from the 6th to 14th century CE. A Christian kingdom for at least 750 years...
Old Kingdom Egypt
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Old Kingdom Egypt

Ancient Egyptian society, dynasties and creation myths during the Old Kingdom period.
Ancient Egyptian Architecture
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Architecture

Ancient Egyptian architecture is often associated closely with the pyramids of Giza but was actually quite diverse, taking a number of forms in the construction of administrative buildings, temples, tombs, palaces, and the private homes of...
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