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The Kingdoms of Egypt History 101 January 20, 2010
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The Kingdoms of Egypt Pre-Dynastic Egypt Early Dynastic Egypt The Old Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The New Kingdom
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Pre-Dynastic Egypt 5000 B.C. -3150 B.C. The Nile River yearly, regular flood mud; rich soil a “vertical” and narrow country political and cultural unification Upper (south) and Lower (north) Egypt two lands and two crowns The legend of “Dynasty 0,” c. 3100 B.C. the Scorpion King Narmer
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Narmer, successor to the Scorpion King, c.3150 B.C. This represents Narmer in the very act of unifying Egypt. While he, as the King of Upper Egypt (note the crown), smites a Lower enemy, the sky- god Horus drags the symbolized Nile Delta by the nose.
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Early Dynastic Egypt 3150 B.C. -2770 B.C. Dynasties 1-2 The unification of Egypt through writing hieroglyphs (“sacred writing”) papyrus stela = tomb marker, monument through the person of the king through religion
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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