Outline of ancient Egypt

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The following outline is provided as an overview of a topical guide to ancient Egypt:

Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BCE (according to conventional Egyptian chronology)[1] with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh.[2] The many achievements of the ancient Egyptians include the quarrying, surveying and construction techniques that facilitated the building of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks; a system of mathematics; a practical and effective system of medicine; irrigation systems and agricultural production techniques; the first known ships;[3] Egyptian faience and glass technology; new forms of literature; and the earliest known peace treaty.[4]

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What type of thing is Ancient Egypt?

Ancient Egypt can be described as:

Geography of ancient Egypt


See also: Architecture of ancient Egypt (below)


Government and politics of ancient Egypt


Government Officials

  • Vizier (Ancient Egypt) The vizier was the highest official in Ancient Egypt to serve the king, or pharaoh during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.
  • Viceroy of Kush The Lower Nubian Kush was a province of Egypt from the 16th century BCE to eleventh century BCE. During this period it was ruled by a viceroy who reported directly to the Egyptian Pharaoh.
  • Treasurer (Ancient Egypt) The treasurer was responsible for products coming to the royal palace. They were the main economical administrator of the royal belongings.

Egyptian law

Egyptian law

Military of ancient Egypt

Military of ancient Egypt

General history of ancient Egypt

History of ancient Egypt

History of ancient Egypt, by period

  • Prehistoric Egypt – The Prehistory of Egypt spans the period of earliest human settlement to the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt in ca. 3100 BCE.
    • Naqada I or Amratian culture - a cultural period in the history of predynastic Upper Egypt, which lasted approximately from 4000 to 3500 BCE.
    • Naqada II or Gerzeh culture - The Gerzean is the second of three phases of the Naqada Culture, and so is called Naqada II. It begins circa 3500 BCE lasting through circa 3200 BCE.
    • Naqada III or Semainean culture - Naqada III is the last phase of the Naqadan period of ancient Egyptian prehistory, dating approximately from 3200 to 3100 BCE.

Some writers include the Thirteenth and Fourteenth dynasties in the Second Intermediate Period.

This period includes:

History of ancient Egypt, by region

History of ancient Egypt, by subject


Egyptology – study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD. A practitioner of the discipline is an "Egyptologist".


Egyptologist – a practitioner of egyptology

Museums with ancient Egyptian exhibits





United Kingdom

United States of America

Culture of ancient Egypt

Architecture of ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian architecture

Buildings and structures

Religion in ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian religion

Ancient Egyptian language

Ancient Egyptian language

Egyptian economy


Publications about ancient Egypt

See also

Ancient Egyptian lists


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  2. Dodson (2004) p. 46
  3. Ward, Cheryl. "World's Oldest Planked Boats", in Archaeology (Volume 54, Number 3, May/June 2001). Archaeological Institute of America.
  4. Clayton (1994) p. 153
  5. Kathryn A. Bard, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 41.

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