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Unformatted text preview: 1.Climate changes again floods less often, less fertile, pharaoh blamed 2.Famine leads to political upheaval 3.Middle Kingdom restores peace 4.Kings conquer Nubia (good for trade) , continue Mediterranean trade and economy blossoms and king becomes responsible for welfare of people C.Political Expansion: The New Kingdom, 1570 - 1085 B.C. 1.Pharaohs rebuild an empire Egyptians expel Iksos 2.Hatshepsut argues for isolation ( internal policy ) 3.Succeeding pharaohs return to previous style (grand building, etc) 4.Akhenaten, ca. 1377 - 1360 B.C. tries worship of a single god, causes turmoil causes upheaval D.Twilight of the Egyptian Empire, 1360 - ca. 1000 B.C. 1.worship of the old gods, frontiers restored 2.Libyans and Nubians invade the Nile valley 3.Western civilization moves to other regions writing, law codes, religious practices...
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- Spring '08