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7200 BCE: First human habitation of the Faiyum.
5200 BCE: First agricultural community established in the Faiyum.
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The Faiyum becomes the preferred hunting grounds for kings and nobles during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
2040 BCE - 1782 BCE: The Faiyum reaches peak prosperity during the time of the Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt.
1782 BCE - 1570 BCE: The Faiyum declines during the Second Intermediate Period of ancient Egypt.
1570 BCE - 1069 BCE: No new monuments erected in the Faiyum during the period of Egypt's New Kingdom.
1069 BCE - 332 BCE: The Faiyum declines during Egypt's Third Intermediate and Late periods.
323 BCE - 30 BCE: The Faiyum experiences a revival under the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
27 BCE - 14 CE: The Faiyum is restored during the reign of Augustus Caesar.
200 CE: The Faiyum in decline and decimated by plague.
646 CE: The Faiyum serves as seat of resistance to Arab Invasion but continues to decline in population and productivity.