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The hidden secrets of Egypt Pyramids (Harun Yahya)

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Ancient Egypt - Wikipedia

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology)[1] with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh.[2] The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age.

Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power during the New Kingdom, in the Ramesside period where it rivalled the Hittite Empire, Assyrian Empire and Mitanni Empire, after which it entered a period of slow decline. Egypt was invaded or conquered by a succession of foreign powers (such as the Canaanites/Hyksos, Libyans, Nubians, Assyria, Babylonia, Persian rule and Macedonian Greece) in the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt and Late Period. In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's death, one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, established himself as the new ruler of Egypt. This Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt until 30 BC, when, under Cleopatra, it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.[3]

The success of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River Valley. The predictable flooding and controlled irrigation of the fertile valley produced surplus crops, which fueled social development and culture. With resources to spare, the administration sponsored mineral exploitation of the valley and surrounding desert regions, the early development of an independent writing system, the organization of collective construction and agricultural projects, trade with surrounding regions, and a military intended to defeat foreign enemies and assert Egyptian dominance. Motivating and organizing these activities was a bureaucracy of elite scribes, religious leaders, and administrators under the control of a Pharaoh who ensured the cooperation and unity of the Egyptian people in the context of an elaborate system of religious beliefs.[4][5]

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NOVA | Explore Ancient Egypt

NOVA | Explore Ancient Egypt | Egyptian Civilisation | Scoop.it
With 360-degree and other imagery, walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs and temples, and more.
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BBC - History: Egyptians

BBC - History: Egyptians | Egyptian Civilisation | Scoop.it
Enter the world of the ancient Egyptians. Find out why their mysterious civilisation, gods, godesses and pyramids capture the imagination.
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joseph mora's curator insight, September 27, 2013 3:49 PM

egyptian monuments, beliefs, godsand godesses. 

Cassandra Folkerth's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:39 PM

Reading about the religious beliefs was so interesting. I didn't know they mummified pets to preserve them for eternity. 

Kenneth Snyder's curator insight, April 11, 2014 12:11 PM

After reading this article it has become clear to me that the fall of the old kingdom did more good for egypt than bad. Although many people died during the short lived 8th and 9th dynasties due to famine and drought, the decentralization of government that resulted from it produced social change once the the government was re-established.

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Egyptian Pyramids and Temples of Egypt with Maps

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Egyptian Pyramids and Temples of Egypt with Maps and The Eye of Horus
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TimeMaps

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The civilization of the Ancient Egypt was one of the most spectacular of the ancient world, with many demonstrations of their power including the Pyramids
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Tour Egypt :: Egypt: Gods of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian Mythology

Tour Egypt :: Egypt: Gods of Ancient Egypt - Egyptian Mythology | Egyptian Civilisation | Scoop.it
Overview of Egyptian mythology with detailed listings of the primary gods and goddesses along with their place of worship.
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Egypt Pyramids Pharaohs Hieroglyphs - Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt

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Egypt Pyramids Pharaohs Hieroglyphs temple reconstructions kings and queens free Quiz games write your name in the ancient hieroglyphic script
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