Old kingdom egypt map. The greek historian herodotus called egypt the gift of the nile and along that life giving river the ancient egyptians built their amazing civilization one they ruled for three millennia. A lucky find tutankhamen would have remained just a scribble in the margins of history but for a british archaeologist named howard carter. Egypt is bordered by libya to the west the sudan in south and the gaza strip and israel to the east. In order to get almost all of the people introduced in an understandable way we sometimes had to move ahead in time.
You can browse through more than 3000 years of pharaonic history using the timeline learn more about the language of the ancient egyptians and explore their monuments simply by clicking through to your favourite topic. Ancient egypt was a civilization of ancient north africa concentrated along the lower reaches of the nile river in the place that is now the country egypt. In 1922 carter discovered tutankhamens tomb in the. Only china with a continuous history since the shang c1500 bc has at least equalled this but just barely if we bring egyptian history down to the last hieroglyphic inscription 394 ad.
The ancient egypt site is the online reference guide that brings the wonders of ancient egypt to your fingertips. Map of egypt by jimmy dunn. With many local and national gods egyptian religion was a natural response to the mysteries of the universe and reflected the worries of everyday life in the ancient world. Davids kingdom in the near east.
David israels second king and gods appointed king ruled first over judah only and made his capital at hebron. Ancient man and his first civilizations egypt 3.