The Egyptian Empire

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The Egyptian Empire The Middle Kingdom The New Kingdom
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The Middle Kingdom About 2300 BCE, pharaohs lost control of Egypt. Nobles battled for power creating about 200 years of confusion. A new dynasty of pharaohs finally emerged moving the capital from Memphis to Thebes. Egyptian life prospered greatly during this kingdom.
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THE DRIVE FOR MORE LAND Egypt began taking control of the new land. They picked up Nubia to the South and Syria to the North. The Egyptians began to make new land pay tribute , which is a forced payment made by one nation to another to show obedience or gain protection. Egypt used these added resources to build a canal, more waterways and increased the size of farm lands.
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The Arts Blossom Interest in arts, literature, and architecture increased greatly during this kingdom. Pyramids were no longer being built. Tombs of pharaohs were being cut into cliffs west of the Nile. This area is known as the Valley of the Kings.
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Who were the Hyksos? Nobles began to plot against the pharaohs once again. During this time, Egypt was also facing attack from the Hyksos. The Hyksos were mighty warriors from western
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