Thebes (Egypt) Timeline

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  • c. 3200 BCE
    Thebes is prominent religious center dedicated to the worship of Amon.
  • c. 2061 BCE - c. 2010 BCE
    Life of Theban noble Mentuhotep II of Thebes.
  • 2055 BCE
    Mentuhotep II conquers rival princes, unites Egypt with Thebes as capital.
  • c. 1345 BCE
    Akhenaten moves capital of Egypt from Thebes to Akhetaten, his custom-built city.
  • c. 1334 BCE
    Tutankhamun returns capital to Thebes.
  • 666 BCE
    Thebes sacked by Assyrians under Ashurbanipal.
  • c. 640 CE
    Arab invasion of Egypt who name the temple complex at Thebes `Karnak'.