New Kingdom of Egypt Timeline

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  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 1069 BCE
  • c. 1570 BCE - 1544 BCE
    Reign of Ahmose I, founder of 18th Dynasty.
  • c. 1541 BCE - 1520 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep I in Egypt.
  • c. 1520 BCE - 1492 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose I in Egypt.
  • 1492 BCE - 1479 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose II in Egypt.
  • 1458 BCE - 1425 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose III in Egypt.
  • 1458 BCE - 1425 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose III, the Warrior-King, who expands Egypt into an empire.
  • 1425 BCE - 1400 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep II in Egypt.
  • 1400 BCE - 1390 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose IV in Egypt.
  • c. 1386 BCE - c. 1353 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt.
  • 1386 BCE - 1353 BCE
    Opulent reign of Amenhotep III in Egypt.
  • 1353 BCE - c. 1336 BCE
    Reign of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun's father, 'Heretic King' of Egypt.
  • c. 1336 BCE - c. 1327 BCE
    Reign of Tutankhamun with Ankhsenamun as queen.
  • c. 1324 BCE - c. 1320 BCE
    Possible reign of the pharaoh Ay in Egypt.
  • 1320 BCE - 1295 BCE
    Horemheb rules Egypt, restores the old religion and temples.
  • 1292 BCE - 1290 BCE
    Ramesses I, founder of 19th Dynasty, reigns in Egypt.
  • 1290 BCE - 1279 BCE
    Seti I revitalizes Egyptian economy and strengthens the empire.
  • 1279 BCE - 1212 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses II (The Great) in Egypt.
  • 1213 BCE - 1203 BCE
    Merenptah reigns in Egypt, stele records first evidence of Israel as a people.
  • 1203 BCE - 1200 BCE
    Amenmesse usurps throne from rightful ruler Seti II but is defeated.
  • 1203 BCE - 1197 BCE
    Seti II defeats usurper Amenmesse, reigns in Egypt.
  • 1197 BCE - 1191 BCE
    Reign of Merenptah Siptah in Egypt.
  • 1191 BCE - 1190 BCE
    Reign of female pharaoh Twosret in Egypt.
  • 1190 BCE - 1186 BCE
    Setnakhte, founder of 20th Dynasty, rules in Egypt.
  • 1186 BCE - 1155 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses III, the last strong pharaoh of the New Kingdom.
  • 1155 BCE - 1149 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses IV in Egypt.
  • 1149 BCE - 1145 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses V in Egypt, power of priests of Amun on the rise.
  • 1145 BCE - 1137 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses VI in Egypt.
  • 1137 BCE - 1130 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses VII in Egypt.
  • 1130 BCE - 1129 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses VIII in Egypt, empire continues to decline.
  • 1129 BCE - 1111 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses IX in Egypt.
  • 1111 BCE - 1107 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses X in Egypt.
  • 1107 BCE - 1077 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses XI at Per-Ramesses while priests of Amun rule from Thebes, Egypt.
  • 1077 BCE - 1051 BCE
    Reign of Smendes I in Egypt, end of the New Kingdom.