Nile Timeline

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  • c. 6000 BCE
    Nile River Valley first inhabited.
  • 3150 BCE - 2613 BCE
    Early Dynastic Period in Egypt. First Kings.
  • c. 2560 BCE
    The Great Pyramid of Giza is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
  • 2040 BCE - 1782 BCE
    The Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
  • 1800 BCE
    Bronze working introduced to Egypt.
  • 1600 BCE
    Founding of the kingdom of Kush, Nubia.
  • 1504 BCE - 1492 BCE
    Egyptian empire reaches greatest extent under Thutmose I.
  • 1500 BCE
    Egyptian empire extends to the Euphrates.
  • 1180 BCE
    The Sea Peoples begin increased incursions into Egypt.
  • 750 BCE
    Iron working is introduced to Egypt.
  • c. 750 BCE
    Kushite City of Meroe is founded.
  • 712 BCE - 671 BCE
    Egypt is ruled by the Kushite dynasty.
  • 525 BCE - 404 BCE
    Persia conquers Egypt.
  • 520 BCE
    Darius of Persia links the Nile and the Red Sea by a canal.
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