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  • Egyptian Dynasties and Kingdoms

    Middle Kingdom:

    2055-1991 BC
    Mentuhotep 2 re-established political and social order, and pyramid construction was continued for the last time in Egyptian history,
    During this historical period, Asian foreigners started to settle in the Delta, their numbers increased rapidly in large communities, and their leaders became local governors in their own rights Second Intermediate Period:
    1800-1550 BC
    Division of Egypt in 13th and 14th Dynasties led to Hyksos invading Egypt in 1674 BC, Egyptians learned about bronze, new weapons, and horse-drawn chariots from invaders New Kingdom:

    1550-1069 BC
    Egypt's military involvement and expansion in Syria and Palestine, and the increase in power of the Amun High Priests which at the end led to the division and collapse of the State Third Intermediate Period:
    1069-752 BC
    Economic troubles and civil wars weaken Egypt. There are up to 4 Pharaohs ruling different parts of Egypt at the same time. Late Kingdom:

    752-343 BC
    This period is charaterized by the constant foreign threats from Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians During the reign of Nectanebo 2, Egypt was conquered by Persians, this marked the end of native Egyptian rule, all the following dynasties were foreigners.

    http://www.aldokkan.com/egypt/hyksos.htm
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