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New Study Linking Collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom to Drought ...

New Study Linking Collapse of Egypt's Old Kingdom to Drought ... | Collapse of Ancient Egypt (The Old Kingdom) | Scoop.it
A new study of sediments in Lake Tana (published in Global and Planetary Change and reported on the Archaeology News Network) indicates a period of major drought and low Nile floods around 2200BC coinciding with the ...

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Lottiefultz's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:58 AM

Because of a new study in Lake Tana research concludes and confirms that there was in fact a widespread drought and political crisis Egypt.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:48 PM

The political crisis due to the death of King Pepe II is one of the leading causes of the fall old kingdom  because there was no one to take king Pepe II place so instead of one ruler there were many rulers.

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The Ancient Law Code of Hammurabi

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Hammurabi is most remembered for his law code, including 282 laws regulating peopleÂ’s relationships in Mesopotamia. Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire.

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A stone complete with 282 written laws. most laws punishable by death. It is said to be the basis for all laws written there afterward.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:33 AM

This article is explaining the life under the Hammurabi Code. It explains all the different types of laws and there consequences if breached. This code of law was extremely strict, it was meant for everyone to be treated equal, no one was above the law not even high officials. If one was high in the social scale the punishment was more severe than if you were a common serf.  

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Egypt: Old Kingdom and First Intermedia Period (2700-2055 BC)

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Sabrina Levin's curator insight, May 17, 2014 1:45 AM

This article talks about the old kingdom through different centuries and from it's rise and all the way to it's decline. Also mentions the rise of the middle kingdom.

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The Geopolitical Impact of the Nile

Stratfor discusses the geopolitical significance of the Nile River -- Egypt's lifeline and a source of contention among the 10 countries through which it flo...
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the Nile has always been the Egyptian lifeline. Shows how crucial it was ans still is to Egyptians. It was so crucial that it a contributing factor towards the fall of the old kingdom.

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Advanced Ancient Technology : Uncovering new Evidence of Egypt and Man's Origins (Full Doumentary) - YouTube

Advanced Ancient Technology : Uncovering new Evidence of Egypt and Man's Origins (Full Doumentary) New Theories are being explored based on new evidence from...
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Three Ancient Egypt artefacts to return from Germany - Ahram Online

Three Ancient Egypt artefacts to return from Germany - Ahram Online | Collapse of Ancient Egypt (The Old Kingdom) | Scoop.it
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Three Ancient Egyptian objects are to return home on Saturday after they were handed over to Egypt's embassy in Berlin.
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The objects include a small Old Kingdom obelisk, a set of female statues from the Late Period and a New Kingdom shrine.

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Egyptian's: Old Kingdom Official Found

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Old Kingdom Official Found. A skeleton of an official from the Vth Dynasty court of King Nefereer-Ka-Re has been located within his limestone sarcophagus at Abusir. The official named Nefer was discovered inside his roughly ...
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A skeleton found that dates back to the  5th Dynasty court of King Nefereer-Ka-Re. Sarcophagus is carved from lime stone. The skeleton amed Nefer was discovered inside a burial chamber by Mirislav Barta.

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Ancient Egypt Documentary - Complete History - 8000 B.C. to 30 B.C. Part 1

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DISCOVERING THE PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT - History/Discovery/Ancient Egyptian (documentary)

discovering the pyramids of egypt (documentary). thanks for watching. history discovery science earth planet channel national geographic nature world culture...
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discovering the pyramids and the items inside  lead to a better understanding of the people as a whole. furthermore we can see and reflect on what they believed in.

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Ancient Egypt Elite Secrets Exposed in 3300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb - International Business Times UK

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International Business Times UK Ancient Egypt Elite Secrets Exposed in 3300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb International Business Times UK An Egyptian tomb dating back 3,300 years has revealed multiple chambers and given an insight into the lives of the...
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Documentary History │ Ancient Egypt │ The Real Life of an Egyptian │

ANCIENT EGYPT THE REAL LIFE OF AN EGYPTIAN Life and death.
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The building can tell you one story about the Egyptians and the bones can tell you another. The ancient Egyptians had built in furniture.

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Egyptian Civilisation- Old Kingdom

This video narrates the events as well as the significance of the period of Egyptian Civilisation known as the Old Kingdom. This is a product of Mexus Educat...

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highlights important events and information obtained from this period. Focuses on the old kingdom.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 11, 2014 11:35 PM

My starting point in my research.  I did not use anything from this video in my blog post but rather as a starting point.

Kelsey Cherise Quates's curator insight, April 17, 2014 5:24 PM

The video talks about how the Egyptians took care of the dead and the the great pyramids that still stand today. The afterlife also was talked about as well and all of these things linked to each other because they served as a higher purpose than what others believe. 

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:34 AM

The Egyptian civilization also known as  old kingdom began with dynasty 3 and the most important contribution of this period were their royal stone tombs. The royal stone tombs are known for us like the pyramids from Egypt.  

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The collapse of the Old Kingdom, Eygpt | Collapse of Civilizations

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The Nile River floods were too low to sustain such lives of the Egyptians. (Constitutional Rights Foundation, 2009). According to scientists, the Old Kingdom was experiencing droughts that led to the collapse of the kingdom; ...

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Destony Buckley's curator insight, April 19, 2014 2:26 AM

The pharoh Peppy could have been one key factor of the old kingdom falling but mainly i agree it was the drought. The drought was really an eye opener for the kingdom.

Esmeralda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:28 PM

The Nile river flood and that was causing problems for the old kingdom. They were going through a drought that caused them to have no crops or food.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 17, 2014 1:47 AM

This is an article talking about how the nile rivers floods were too low to take care of all of the egyptians crops. 

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Death on the Nile: Egyptian kingdom died 4,200 years ago because of climate change that brought mega drought

Death on the Nile: Egyptian kingdom died 4,200 years ago because of climate change that brought mega drought | Collapse of Ancient Egypt (The Old Kingdom) | Scoop.it
An ancient Egyptian kingdom collapsed more than 4,200 years ago because they failed to adapt to climate change, according to new research.
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Th collapse of the old kingdom was related to the drought that took place on the Nile river. Although there were other contributing factors such as inter power struggle and a crippling economy the Nile played a big part.

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Egypt's Historic Right Over the Nile River - AllAfrica.com

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Egypt's Historic Right Over the Nile River
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And it continues to harp on its "Historic Right" over the waters of the River Nile.
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This could be how ancient Egyptians moved rocks to build pyramids - Engadget

This could be how ancient Egyptians moved rocks to build pyramids - Engadget | Collapse of Ancient Egypt (The Old Kingdom) | Scoop.it
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Long before the days of trucks and bulldozers, ancient Egyptians were building pyramids out of heavy rocks they had to haul by hand.
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Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings - Ahram Online

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Ahram Online Almost 60 royal mummies discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings Ahram Online A cache of royal mummies has been unearthed inside a rock-hewn tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Luxor's West Bank, Egypt's antiquities ministry announced...
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tomb shows signs of fire and multiple raids. Up to 50-60 royal Egyptians found and tomb said to be reused.Dates back to 14th century.

 

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Egyptian Statue in Old Kingdom - ConceptArt.org

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This is another example of a statue that would have been placed in a statue-chamber in a tomb. However, instead of an individual, this is a 'pair-statue', which allows us an insight into the ancient Egyptian conventions in the depiction of men and women. Though very close in appearance, Katep and Hetepheres are clearly distinguished through skin colour and the broadness of Katep's shoulders.

The inscriptions tell us that Katep was a relatively minor priest, though he did hold the title of 'priest of Khufu', the Fourth Dynasty king and builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Thus Katep was a priest who served in, or benefited from Khufu's mortuary cult, in temples associated with the royal pyramid.

This is another example of a statue that would have been placed in a statue-chamber in a tomb. However, instead of an individual, this is a 'pair-statue', which allows us an insight into the ancient Egyptian conventions in the depiction of men and women. Though very close in appearance, Katep and Hetepheres are clearly distinguished through skin colour and the broadness of Katep's shoulders.

The inscriptions tell us that Katep was a relatively minor priest, though he did hold the title of 'priest of Khufu', the Fourth Dynasty king and builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza. Thus Katep was a priest who served in, or benefited from Khufu's mortuary cult, in temples associated with the royal pyramid.

Why do you think the Egyptians depicted men and women very similarly in their statues from the Old Kingdom? Why do you think the women were depicted with their arm around the man, unlike today where the man usually is ...
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Shows figurings that would normally be placed inside tomb. The one on the right has broader shoulders and different skin color to imply he is a man. and the one on the left is a woman.

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AGE of EMPIRES 1 / 13: Ancient Egypt

ENTIRE PLAYLIST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giXwtb221g4&list=PLbyAKmZZkEEY27lX8N8Ol5JaL2dJQ7Col.
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Egypt's Golden Empire - The Last Great Pharaoh

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The Rise and Fall of Egypt

I seriously needed to edit something o.O Not editing does stuff to you... All clips do NOT belong to me. Credit to YouTube. Music is from the Okami Soundtrack.
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After Egypt was taken oven after the death of pharaoh what was left wasn't much. The kingdom eventually fell apart after itwas so prosperous. 

 

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Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:20 AM

This video talks about how the old kingdom came to power and then how the ollapse of the civilization was caused because they were taken over and also the dealth of the pharo.

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Why Ancient Egypt Fell - 4of5

The one-hour documentary examines the possible causes behind Egypt's downfall. Select images from NASA, along with global climate models and mapping reveal h...
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An abrupt shift in climate destroyed the old kingdom. The Nile ran dry and forced Egyptians to flee in search of water.

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