Egyptian Architecture Timeline

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  • c. 2670 BCE - c. 2650 BCE
    The Step Pyramid is built by Imhotep under reign of King Djoser.
  • c. 2560 BCE
    The Great Pyramid of Giza is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
  • c. 2530 BCE
    Pyramid of Khafre is built at Giza.
  • c. 2510 BCE
    Pyramid of Menkaure is built at Giza.
  • c. 2500 BCE
    The Great Sphinx of Giza is built.
  • c. 2112 BCE - c. 2063 BCE
    First monument raised at Karnak by Wahankh Intef II.
  • c. 1971 BCE - c. 1926 BCE
    Reign of Senusret I in Egypt who begins construction of Temple of Amun at Karnak.
  • c. 1971 BCE - c. 204 BCE
    Construction and daily use of Temple Complex of Karnak.
  • 1479 BCE - 1458 BCE
    Queen Hatshepsut rules Egypt.
  • 1279 BCE - 1212 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses II (The Great) in Egypt.
  • c. 1264 BCE - c. 1244 BCE
    Probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
  • c. 1244 BCE - c. 1224 BCE
    Other probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
  • 336 CE
    Temple of Amun at Karnak closed by Roman Emperor Constantius II.
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