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  • c. 9000 BCE - c. 6000 BCE
    Faiyum A Culture in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE
    Earliest Egyptian mastabas dug at Saqqara.
  • c. 6000 BCE - 3150 BCE
    The Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE
    Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE
    Nile River Valley first inhabited.
  • 5500 BCE
    Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
  • 5000 BCE
    Organised farming begins in Egypt.
  • c. 5000 BCE - c. 4000 BCE
    Merimba Culture in Egypt.
  • c. 4500 BCE - c. 4000 BCE
    Badarian Culture in Egypt.
  • c. 4000 BCE
    Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
  • c. 4000 BCE
    El Omari, Ma'adi, and Tasian Cultures in Egypt.
  • c. 4000 BCE - c. 3000 BCE
    Trade contact between Byblos and Egypt.
  • c. 4000 BCE - c. 3500 BCE
    Amratian Culture (also known as Naqada I) in Egypt.
  • c. 3500 BCE - c. 3200 BCE
    Gerzean Culture (also known as Naqada II) in Egypt.
  • c. 3414 BCE - c. 3100 BCE
    Xois founded as a city during the 1st Dynasty.
  • c. 3200 BCE - c. 3000 BCE
    Probable dates for creation of Narmer Palette.
  • c. 3200 BCE - 3150 BCE
    Naqada III Period Culture in Ancient Egypt.
  • 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
  • 3150 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    First Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
  • 3150 BCE - 2613 BCE
    The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt; beginning of historic dynasties.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    King Menes unifies Egypt through conquest.
  • 3150 BCE - 2613 BCE
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 3100 BCE
    Reign of Menes, a.k.a. Narmer, first king who is thought to have unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
  • 3100 BCE - 2181 BCE
    Xois inscribed on Palermo Stone as an ancient city during the 5th Dynasty.
  • c. 3100 BCE
    Reign of King Hor-Aha in Egypt.
  • c. 3050 BCE
    Reign of King Djer in Egypt.
  • c. 3000 BCE
    Trade already established between Syria and Egypt.
  • c. 3000 BCE
    Reign of King Djet in Egypt.
  • c. 2990 BCE
    Reign of Merneith, first female ruler of Egypt.
  • c. 2990 BCE
    Reign of Merneith, first female ruler in Egypt.
  • c. 2990 BCE
    Reign of King Den, son of Merneith, in Egypt.
  • c. 2920 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    Reign of Qa'a, last pharaoh of the First Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 2890 BCE - c. 2670 BCE
    Second Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
  • c. 2670 BCE - c. 2650 BCE
    The Step Pyramid is built by Imhotep under reign of King Djoser.
  • c. 2670 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Third Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
  • c. 2670 BCE
    Reign of King Djoser in Egypt, builder of the first pyramid.
  • 2667 BCE - 2648 BCE
    Imhotep in Egypt writes medical texts describing diagnosis and treatment of 100 diseases and 48 injuries.
  • c. 2667 BCE - c. 2600 BCE
    Attributed dates of Imhotep's medical and architectural achievements.
  • c. 2650 BCE
    Reign of King Sekhemket in Egypt, builder of the Buried Pyramid.
  • c. 2640 BCE
    Reign of the King Khaba in Egypt, builder of the Layer Pyramid.
  • c. 2630 BCE - 2613 BCE
    Reign of King Huni in Egypt, last ruler of the Third Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period.
  • 2613 BCE - 2589 BCE
    Reign of Sneferu, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    The Old Kingdom Period in Egypt.
  • 2589 BCE - 2566 BCE
    Reign of Khufu (Cheops), Pharaoh of Egypt. .
  • 2566 BCE - 2558 BCE
    Reign of Djedefra (Radjedef), Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2560 BCE
    The Great Pyramid is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
  • 2558 BCE - 2532 BCE
    Reign of Khafre (Chephren), Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2532 BCE - 2503 BCE
    Reign of Menkaura (Mycerinus), Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2503 BCE - 2498 BCE
    Reign of Shepseskaf, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2500 BCE
    The Great Sphinx is built at Giza.
  • 2498 BCE - 2491 BCE
    Reign of Userkaf, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2490 BCE - 2477 BCE
    Reign of Sahure, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2477 BCE - 2467 BCE
    Reign of Neferirkare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2460 BCE - 2458 BCE
    Reign of Raneferef, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2458 BCE - c. 2457 BCE
    Reign of Shepseskare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2445 BCE - 2422 BCE
    Reign of Niuserre, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2422 BCE - 2414 BCE
    Reign of Menkauhor, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 2414 BCE - 2375 BCE
    Reign of Djedkare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2400 BCE - c. 2300 BCE
    The Pyramid Texts written, the oldest religious literature in Egypt.
  • 2375 BCE - 2345 BCE
    Reign of Unas, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 2250 BCE
    Beer brewed in Egypt.
  • c. 2181 BCE - c. 2040 BCE
    The First Intermediate Period in Egypt.
  • 2064 BCE - 1986 BCE
    Twin Dynasty Wars in Egypt.
  • 2055 BCE
    Mentuhotep II conquers rival princes, unites Egypt with Thebes as capital.
  • 2040 BCE - 1782 BCE
    The Middle Kingdom in Egypt.
  • c. 1800 BCE
    The Kahun Gynecological Papyrus deals with women's health and contraception.
  • 1800 BCE
    Bronze working introduced to Egypt.
  • 1783 BCE
    Avaris is built and set as capital of Hyksos.
  • 1782 BCE - 1570 BCE
    The Second Intermediate Period in Egypt.
  • 1720 BCE
    Egypt is conquered by the Hyksos.
  • 1700 BCE
    The Kingdom of Kush is formed to the south of Egypt.
  • 1650 BCE - 1550 BCE
    Xois serves as capital of the 14th Dynasty.
  • c. 1600 BCE
    The Edwin Smith Papyrus, an Egyptian medical text, is written, supposedly as a copy of Imhotep's earlier work.
  • c. 1600 BCE - c. 1200 BCE
    Ugarit has close ties with Egypt and Cyprus.
  • 1570 BCE - 1069 BCE
    The New Kingdom in Egypt.
  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 529 CE
    Worship of the goddess Isis in Egypt.
  • c. 1550 BCE - 1525 BCE
    Reign of Ahmose I, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 1550 BCE
    Composition of The Book of the Dead in Egypt.
  • 1550 BCE
    Ahmoses I defeats and expels the Hyksos from Egypt and destroy their capital Avaris.
  • 1525 BCE - 1504 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep I, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1504 BCE - 1492 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose I, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1504 BCE - 1492 BCE
    Egyptian empire reaches greatest extent under Tuthmosis I.
  • 1500 BCE
    Egyptian empire extends to the Euphrates.
  • 1492 BCE - 1479 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose II, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1479 BCE - 1425 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose III in Egypt.
  • 1479 BCE - 1458 BCE
    Queen Hatshepsut rules Egypt.
  • c. 1457 BCE
    Battle of Megiddo: Thutmose III of Egypt defeats a coalition of Canaan, Kadesh, Mitanni, and Megiddo led by Durusha, king of Kadesh.
  • c. 1450 BCE
    Kadesh and Megiddo lead a Canaanite alliance against the Egyptian invasion by Thutmose III.
  • 1427 BCE - 1400 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep II, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1400 BCE - 1390 BCE
    Reign of Thutmose IV, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1398 BCE - 1338 BCE
    Life of Tiye, Queen of Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III.
  • 1390 BCE - 1352 BCE
    Reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt.
  • 1353 BCE - c. 1336 BCE
    Reign of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun's father, `Heretic King' of Egypt.
  • 1353 BCE - 1336 BCE
    The Amarna Period in Egypt.
  • c. 1344 BCE
    Akhenaten moves capital of Egypt from Thebes to Akhetaten, his custom-built city.
  • c. 1336 BCE - c. 1327 BCE
    Reign of Tutankhamun with Ankhsenamun as Queen.
  • c. 1334 BCE
    Tutankhamun initiates religious reforms returning Egypt to traditional belief structure.
  • 1327 BCE - 1323 BCE
    Reign of Ay, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • c. 1327 BCE - c. 1326 BCE
    Ankhsenamun writes to Hittite King asking him to send a son to be her husband and King of Egypt.
  • 1327 BCE - 1323 BCE
    Reign of Ay in Egypt.
  • c. 1320 BCE
    Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Horemheb, succeeds Ay as ruler of Egypt
  • c. 1320 BCE - 1295 BCE
    Reign of Horemheb in Egypt, Tutankhamun's name erased from record.
  • c. 1303 BCE
    Birth of Ramesses II of Egypt.
  • 1295 BCE - 1294 BCE
    The reign of Ramesses I in Egypt.
  • 1295 BCE - 1188 BCE
    The Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
  • 1294 BCE - 1279 BCE
    The reign of Seti I in Egypt.
  • 1279 BCE - 1212 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses II (The Great) in Egypt.
  • 1274 BCE
    Battle of Kadesh between Pharaoh Ramesses II of Egypt and King Muwatalli II of the Hittites.
  • c. 1264 BCE - c. 1244 BCE
    Probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
  • 1258 BCE
    First recorded peace treaty between Ramesses II of Egypt and Muwatalli II of the Hittites, after the battle of Kadesh.
  • 1258 BCE
    The Treaty of Kadesh between Egyptians and Hittites. The world's first peace treaty.
  • c. 1244 BCE - c. 1224 BCE
    Other probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
  • 1212 BCE - 1202 BCE
    Reign of Merneptah in Egypt.
  • 1202 BCE - c. 1200 BCE
    Reign of Amenmesse in Egypt.
  • 1194 BCE - 1188 BCE
    Reign of Siptah in Egypt.
  • 1188 BCE - 1186 BCE
    Reign of Queen Twosret in Egypt.
  • 1186 BCE - 1184 BCE
    Reign of Sethnakht, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1184 BCE - 1153 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses III, Pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1180 BCE - 1178 BCE
    Ramesses III of the 20th Dynasty fortifies Xois against the threat of the invading Sea Peoples.
  • 1180 BCE
    The Sea Peoples begin increased incursions into Egypt.
  • 1178 BCE
    Rameses III defends Egypt from the Sea Peoples on the shores at Xois, defeating them completely.
  • 1153 BCE - 1147 BCE
    Reign of Ramesses IV, pharaoh of Egypt.
  • 1069 BCE - 653 BCE
    Third Intermediate Period in Egypt.
  • 750 BCE
    Iron working is introduced to Egypt.
  • 712 BCE - 671 BCE
    Egypt is ruled by the Kushite dynasty.
  • 671 BCE
    Second Egyptian Campaign, Assyrian army successfully captures Memphis and conquers Egypt.
  • 671 BCE
    Egypt is conquered by Assyria.
  • 667 BCE - 665 BCE
    Ashurbanipal wages war in Egypt to put down rebellions.
  • 664 BCE
    Psamtik I becomes Pharoah in Egypt.
  • 653 BCE
    Egypt expels Assyrians.
  • 601 BCE
    Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon unsuccessfully attempts to invade Egypt.
  • c. 525 BCE
    Imhotep is deified in Egypt.
  • 525 BCE
    Cambyses II of Persia takes the city of Pelusium, conquers Egypt.
  • 525 BCE - 404 BCE
  • 520 BCE
    Darius of Persia links the Nile and the Red Sea by a canal.
  • c. 398 BCE - c. 380 BCE
    Plato travels in Egypt, Cyrene, Italy, Syracuse and Sicily.
  • 341 BCE
    The Persians complete conquest of Egypt.
  • 332 BCE
    Alexander the Great conquers Syria and turns toward Egypt.
  • 331 BCE
    Egypt is conquered by Alexander the Great without resistance.
  • 331 BCE
    Alexander the Great founds Alexandria at the port town of Rhakotis in Egypt.
  • 323 BCE - 282 BCE
    Rule of Ptolemy I Soter.
  • 323 BCE - 31 BCE
    The Hellenistic Age.Greek thought and culture infuses with indigenous people.
  • 323 BCE
    Death of Alexander the Great.
  • 305 BCE - 285 BCE
    Reign of Ptolemy I in Egypt, initiated of the Great Library.
  • 305 BCE - 30 BCE
    The Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt.
  • 300 BCE
    Ptolemy I founds the Museum of Alexandria.
  • 285 BCE - 246 BCE
    Reign of Ptolemy II in Egypt, developement of Library at Alexandria.
  • 277 BCE - 276 BCE
    4,000 Celts are employed in Egypt under Ptolemy II.
  • 259 BCE
    Celts in Egypt fail to overthrow Ptolemy II and are starved to death on an island.
  • 247 BCE
    The lighthouse at Alexandria (Pharos) is completed.
  • 217 BCE
    14,000 Celts serve under Ptolemy IV in his victory at Raphia over the Seleucid King Antiochos III.
  • c. 69 BCE - 12 Aug 30 BCE
    Life of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
  • 47 BCE
    Cleopatra VII is sole ruler of Egypt; she presents herself as the goddess Isis.
  • 32 BCE - 31 BCE
    Battle of Actium: Octavian (the later Emperor Augustus) defeats Cleopatra of Egypt.
  • 30 BCE - 14 CE
    Reign of Augustus Caesar in Rome, restoration of Roman province of Alexandria.
  • 30 BCE
    Egypt becomes province of the Roman empire.
  • 30 BCE
    Death of Cleopatra VII, end of the Ptolemaic line in Egypt.
  • c. 1 CE
    First non-stop voyages from Egypt to India.
  • 30 CE - 476 CE
    Egypt remains a province of the Roman Empire.
  • c. 50 CE - c. 60 CE
    Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
  • 232 CE
    Emperor Maximinus Thrax commands a legion in Egypt.
  • c. 527 CE - 646 CE
    The Byzantine Empire controls Egypt.
  • 646 CE
    The Arab Muslims conquer Egypt under Caliph Umar.
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9000 BCE - 6000 BCE: Faiyum A Culture in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE: Earliest Egyptian mastabas dug at Saqqara.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: The Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
6000 BCE: Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
 
 
6000 BCE: Nile River Valley first inhabited.
 
 
5500 BCE: Oldest faience workshop in Egypt founded at Abydos.
 
5000 BCE: Organised farming begins in Egypt.
 
5000 BCE - 4000 BCE: Merimba Culture in Egypt.
 
4500 BCE - 4000 BCE: Badarian Culture in Egypt.
 
 
4000 BCE: Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
 
4000 BCE: El Omari, Ma'adi, and Tasian Cultures in Egypt.
 
4000 BCE - 3000 BCE: Trade contact between Byblos and Egypt.
 
4000 BCE - 3500 BCE: Amratian Culture (also known as Naqada I) in Egypt.
 
3500 BCE - 3200 BCE: Gerzean Culture (also known as Naqada II) in Egypt.
 
3414 BCE - 3100 BCE: Xois founded as a city during the 1st Dynasty.
 
 
3200 BCE - 3000 BCE: Probable dates for creation of Narmer Palette.
 
3200 BCE - 3150 BCE: Naqada III Period Culture in Ancient Egypt.
 
3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: First Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt; beginning of historic dynasties.
 
 
3150 BCE: King Menes unifies Egypt through conquest.
 
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Early Dynastic period in Egypt. First Kings.
 
3150 BCE - 3100 BCE: Reign of Menes, a.k.a. Narmer, first king who is thought to have unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
 
3100 BCE - 2181 BCE: Xois inscribed on Palermo Stone as an ancient city during the 5th Dynasty.
 
 
3100 BCE: Reign of King Hor-Aha in Egypt.
 
 
3050 BCE: Reign of King Djer in Egypt.
 
3000 BCE: Trade already established between Syria and Egypt.
 
 
3000 BCE: Reign of King Djet in Egypt.
 
2990 BCE: Reign of Merneith, first female ruler of Egypt.
 
 
2990 BCE: Reign of Merneith, first female ruler in Egypt.
 
 
2990 BCE: Reign of King Den, son of Merneith, in Egypt.
 
2920 BCE - 2890 BCE: Reign of Qa'a, last pharaoh of the First Dynasty of Egypt.
 
2890 BCE - 2670 BCE: Second Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
 
 
2670 BCE - 2650 BCE: The Step Pyramid is built by Imhotep under reign of King Djoser.
 
2670 BCE - 2613 BCE: Third Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
 
2670 BCE: Reign of King Djoser in Egypt, builder of the first pyramid.
 
2667 BCE - 2648 BCE: Imhotep in Egypt writes medical texts describing diagnosis and treatment of 100 diseases and 48 injuries.
 
 
2667 BCE - 2600 BCE: Attributed dates of Imhotep's medical and architectural achievements.
 
 
2650 BCE: Reign of King Sekhemket in Egypt, builder of the Buried Pyramid.
 
 
2640 BCE: Reign of the King Khaba in Egypt, builder of the Layer Pyramid.
 
 
2630 BCE - 2613 BCE: Reign of King Huni in Egypt, last ruler of the Third Dynasty, Early Dynastic Period.
 
2613 BCE - 2589 BCE: Reign of Sneferu, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The Old Kingdom Period in Egypt.
 
2589 BCE - 2566 BCE: Reign of Khufu (Cheops), Pharaoh of Egypt. .
 
2566 BCE - 2558 BCE: Reign of Djedefra (Radjedef), Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
2560 BCE: The Great Pyramid is constructed by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops).
 
2558 BCE - 2532 BCE: Reign of Khafre (Chephren), Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2532 BCE - 2503 BCE: Reign of Menkaura (Mycerinus), Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2503 BCE - 2498 BCE: Reign of Shepseskaf, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2500 BCE: The Great Sphinx is built at Giza.
 
2498 BCE - 2491 BCE: Reign of Userkaf, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2490 BCE - 2477 BCE: Reign of Sahure, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2477 BCE - 2467 BCE: Reign of Neferirkare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2460 BCE - 2458 BCE: Reign of Raneferef, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2458 BCE - 2457 BCE: Reign of Shepseskare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2445 BCE - 2422 BCE: Reign of Niuserre, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2422 BCE - 2414 BCE: Reign of Menkauhor, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2414 BCE - 2375 BCE: Reign of Djedkare, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2400 BCE - 2300 BCE: The Pyramid Texts written, the oldest religious literature in Egypt.
 
2375 BCE - 2345 BCE: Reign of Unas, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
2250 BCE: Beer brewed in Egypt.
 
 
2181 BCE - 2040 BCE: The First Intermediate Period in Egypt.
 
2064 BCE - 1986 BCE: Twin Dynasty Wars in Egypt.
 
 
2055 BCE: Mentuhotep II conquers rival princes, unites Egypt with Thebes as capital.
 
2040 BCE - 1782 BCE: The Middle Kingdom in Egypt.
 
1800 BCE: The Kahun Gynecological Papyrus deals with women's health and contraception.
 
1800 BCE: Bronze working introduced to Egypt.
 
 
1783 BCE: Avaris is built and set as capital of Hyksos.
 
 
1782 BCE - 1570 BCE: The Second Intermediate Period in Egypt.
 
 
1720 BCE: Egypt is conquered by the Hyksos.
 
1700 BCE: The Kingdom of Kush is formed to the south of Egypt.
 
 
1650 BCE - 1550 BCE: Xois serves as capital of the 14th Dynasty.
 
1600 BCE: The Edwin Smith Papyrus, an Egyptian medical text, is written, supposedly as a copy of Imhotep's earlier work.
 
1600 BCE - 1200 BCE: Ugarit has close ties with Egypt and Cyprus.
 
 
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: The New Kingdom in Egypt.
 
1570 BCE - 529 CE: Worship of the goddess Isis in Egypt.
 
1550 BCE - 1525 BCE: Reign of Ahmose I, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
1550 BCE: Composition of The Book of the Dead in Egypt.
 
 
1550 BCE: Ahmoses I defeats and expels the Hyksos from Egypt and destroy their capital Avaris.
 
1525 BCE - 1504 BCE: Reign of Amenhotep I, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1504 BCE - 1492 BCE: Reign of Thutmose I, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
1504 BCE - 1492 BCE: Egyptian empire reaches greatest extent under Tuthmosis I.
 
1500 BCE: Egyptian empire extends to the Euphrates.
 
1492 BCE - 1479 BCE: Reign of Thutmose II, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
1479 BCE - 1425 BCE: Reign of Thutmose III in Egypt.
 
1479 BCE - 1458 BCE: Queen Hatshepsut rules Egypt.
 
1457 BCE: Battle of Megiddo: Thutmose III of Egypt defeats a coalition of Canaan, Kadesh, Mitanni, and Megiddo led by Durusha, king of Kadesh.
 
 
1450 BCE: Kadesh and Megiddo lead a Canaanite alliance against the Egyptian invasion by Thutmose III.
 
1427 BCE - 1400 BCE: Reign of Amenhotep II, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1400 BCE - 1390 BCE: Reign of Thutmose IV, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1398 BCE - 1338 BCE: Life of Tiye, Queen of Egypt, wife of Amenhotep III.
 
1390 BCE - 1352 BCE: Reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt.
 
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: Reign of Akhenaten, Tutankhamun's father, `Heretic King' of Egypt.
 
 
1353 BCE - 1336 BCE: The Amarna Period in Egypt.
 
 
1344 BCE: Akhenaten moves capital of Egypt from Thebes to Akhetaten, his custom-built city.
 
1336 BCE - 1327 BCE: Reign of Tutankhamun with Ankhsenamun as Queen.
 
 
1334 BCE: Tutankhamun initiates religious reforms returning Egypt to traditional belief structure.
 
1327 BCE - 1323 BCE: Reign of Ay, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1327 BCE - 1326 BCE: Ankhsenamun writes to Hittite King asking him to send a son to be her husband and King of Egypt.
 
1327 BCE - 1323 BCE: Reign of Ay in Egypt.
 
1320 BCE: Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Horemheb, succeeds Ay as ruler of Egypt
 
1320 BCE - 1295 BCE: Reign of Horemheb in Egypt, Tutankhamun's name erased from record.
 
1303 BCE: Birth of Ramesses II of Egypt.
 
 
1295 BCE - 1294 BCE: The reign of Ramesses I in Egypt.
 
 
1295 BCE - 1188 BCE: The Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
1294 BCE - 1279 BCE: The reign of Seti I in Egypt.
 
 
1279 BCE - 1212 BCE: Reign of Ramesses II (The Great) in Egypt.
 
1274 BCE: Battle of Kadesh between Pharaoh Ramesses II of Egypt and King Muwatalli II of the Hittites.
 
 
1264 BCE - 1244 BCE: Probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
 
 
1258 BCE: First recorded peace treaty between Ramesses II of Egypt and Muwatalli II of the Hittites, after the battle of Kadesh.
 
 
1258 BCE: The Treaty of Kadesh between Egyptians and Hittites. The world's first peace treaty.
 
 
1244 BCE - 1224 BCE: Other probable dates for the construction of Abu Simbel.
 
 
1212 BCE - 1202 BCE: Reign of Merneptah in Egypt.
 
 
1202 BCE - 1200 BCE: Reign of Amenmesse in Egypt.
 
 
1194 BCE - 1188 BCE: Reign of Siptah in Egypt.
 
 
1188 BCE - 1186 BCE: Reign of Queen Twosret in Egypt.
 
1186 BCE - 1184 BCE: Reign of Sethnakht, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1184 BCE - 1153 BCE: Reign of Ramesses III, Pharaoh of Egypt.
 
1180 BCE - 1178 BCE: Ramesses III of the 20th Dynasty fortifies Xois against the threat of the invading Sea Peoples.
 
1180 BCE: The Sea Peoples begin increased incursions into Egypt.
 
1178 BCE: Rameses III defends Egypt from the Sea Peoples on the shores at Xois, defeating them completely.
 
1153 BCE - 1147 BCE: Reign of Ramesses IV, pharaoh of Egypt.
 
 
1069 BCE - 653 BCE: Third Intermediate Period in Egypt.
 
750 BCE: Iron working is introduced to Egypt.
 
712 BCE - 671 BCE: Egypt is ruled by the Kushite dynasty.
 
 
671 BCE: Second Egyptian Campaign, Assyrian army successfully captures Memphis and conquers Egypt.
 
 
671 BCE: Egypt is conquered by Assyria.
 
 
667 BCE - 665 BCE: Ashurbanipal wages war in Egypt to put down rebellions.
 
 
664 BCE: Psamtik I becomes Pharoah in Egypt.
 
 
653 BCE: Egypt expels Assyrians.
 
601 BCE: Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon unsuccessfully attempts to invade Egypt.
 
 
525 BCE: Imhotep is deified in Egypt.
 
 
525 BCE: Cambyses II of Persia takes the city of Pelusium, conquers Egypt.
 
 
525 BCE - 404 BCE: Persia conquers Egypt.
 
 
520 BCE: Darius of Persia links the Nile and the Red Sea by a canal.
 
 
398 BCE - 380 BCE: Plato travels in Egypt, Cyrene, Italy, Syracuse and Sicily.
 
341 BCE: The Persians complete conquest of Egypt.
 
 
332 BCE: Alexander the Great conquers Syria and turns toward Egypt.
 
331 BCE: Egypt is conquered by Alexander the Great without resistance.
 
 
331 BCE: Alexander the Great founds Alexandria at the port town of Rhakotis in Egypt.
 
323 BCE - 282 BCE: Rule of Ptolemy I Soter.
 
 
323 BCE - 31 BCE: The Hellenistic Age.Greek thought and culture infuses with indigenous people.
 
 
323 BCE: Death of Alexander the Great.
 
 
305 BCE - 285 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy I in Egypt, initiated of the Great Library.
 
305 BCE - 30 BCE: The Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt.
 
300 BCE: Ptolemy I founds the Museum of Alexandria.
 
 
285 BCE - 246 BCE: Reign of Ptolemy II in Egypt, developement of Library at Alexandria.
 
277 BCE - 276 BCE: 4,000 Celts are employed in Egypt under Ptolemy II.
 
 
259 BCE: Celts in Egypt fail to overthrow Ptolemy II and are starved to death on an island.
 
247 BCE: The lighthouse at Alexandria (Pharos) is completed.
 
 
217 BCE: 14,000 Celts serve under Ptolemy IV in his victory at Raphia over the Seleucid King Antiochos III.
 
69 BCE - 30 BCE: Life of Cleopatra VII of Egypt.
 
47 BCE: Cleopatra VII is sole ruler of Egypt; she presents herself as the goddess Isis.
 
32 BCE - 31 BCE: Battle of Actium: Octavian (the later Emperor Augustus) defeats Cleopatra of Egypt.
 
 
30 BCE - 14 CE: Reign of Augustus Caesar in Rome, restoration of Roman province of Alexandria.
 
30 BCE: Egypt becomes province of the Roman empire.
 
 
30 BCE: Death of Cleopatra VII, end of the Ptolemaic line in Egypt.
 
 
1 CE: First non-stop voyages from Egypt to India.
 
 
30 CE - 476 CE: Egypt remains a province of the Roman Empire.
 
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
 
 
232 CE: Emperor Maximinus Thrax commands a legion in Egypt.
 
 
527 CE - 646 CE: The Byzantine Empire controls Egypt.
 
 
646 CE: The Arab Muslims conquer Egypt under Caliph Umar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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