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  • c. 9000 BCE - c. 6000 BCE
    Faiyum A Culture in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Neith is worshiped in ancient Egypt as one of the most enduring deities in the nation's history.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Evidence of legal system operating in ancient Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Art develops in Egypt during the Pre-Dynastic Period.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    The sacred bull which is later known as Apis worshiped during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE
    Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 640 CE
    Papyrus harvested and used for multiple purposes in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Anubis is developed as a god of the dead during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Heka develops during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    The God Thoth is worshiped in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Uat-Ur mentioned in latter Predynastic Period in Egypt as name for Mediterranean Sea.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Rulers of the Predynastic Period of Egypt known as "Followers of Horus".
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Nepthys is a popular goddess during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Worship of Osiris begins in Pre-Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - c. 3150 BCE
    Djed symbol in use during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 6000 BCE - 3150 BCE
  • 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 - c. 3000 BCE
    Trade contact between Byblos and Egypt.
  • c. 4000 BCE
    El Omari, Ma'adi, and Tasian Cultures in 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. 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic writing develops in Egypt.
  • c. 3200 BCE - 3150 BCE
    Naqada III Period Culture in Ancient Egypt.
  • c. 3200 BCE
    Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Ankh symbol appears during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Approximate duration of the position of royal vizier in ancient Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 495 CE
    Apis worshiped in Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period through most of the Roman Period.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    Apis worshiped by name in the First Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Heka appears in inscriptions during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Worship of Seshat in ancient Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    Hieratic script develops following hieroglyphic script in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    First Obelisks created in Egypt during the Early Dynastic Period.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    Memphis Egypt known as Hut-Ka-Ptah ("Mansion of the Soul of Ptah").
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Life of the City of Memphis, Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    Anubis appears on tomb walls during the First Dynasty of Egypt.
  • 3150 BCE - 2613 BCE
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Neith is worshiped as a war goddess during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    The office of vizier is created during the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    Serket associated with the god Nun and creation of the world during the First Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    Serket associated with the Scorpion Kings of the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Set is worshiped as a hero-god during Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Duration of the worship of Osiris in Egypt.
  • 3150 BCE - 2613 BCE
    The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt; beginning of historic dynasties.
  • 3150 BCE - c. 2890 BCE
    First Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
  • 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.
  • c. 3150 BCE
    King Menes unifies Egypt through conquest.
  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Legal precedent and procedure established during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
  • 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, early female ruler in Egypt.
  • c. 2990 BCE
    Reign of King Den, son of Merneith, in Egypt.
  • c. 2990 BCE
    Reign of Merneith, first female ruler of 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. 2890 BCE - c. 2670 BCE
    Bastet gains in popularity during the 2nd Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 2890 BCE - c. 2670 BCE
    Seshat first mentioned as goddess of writing and measurement in the 2nd Dynasty of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 2670 BCE
    Imhotep creates King Djoser's Step Pyramid and Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, Egypt.
  • c. 2670 BCE - c. 2613 BCE
    Concepts later included in Book of the Dead inscribed in tombs of Third Dynasty of Egypt.
  • 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. 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.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    Legal practices firmly established during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    Art becomes standardized by the king during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    Heka associated with the heart and tongue and the gods Sia and Hu during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2589 BCE
    King Sneferu experiments with pyramid building; creates first true pyramid in Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Seshat associated with the House of Life in temples or temple precincts of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Images of Bes first appear in the period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    The Period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Memphis is capital of Old Kingdom in Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    The goddess Ma'at first appears during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Anubis is the sole God of the Dead during the Old Kingdom period in Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2498 BCE
    Trade already well established between Egypt and The Land of Punt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Serket is invoked in protective spells during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
  • 2613 BCE - 2589 BCE
    Reign of Sneferu, first king of 4th Dynasty of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    The Faiyum becomes the preferred hunting grounds for kings and nobles during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
  • 2589 BCE - 2566 BCE
    Reign of King Khufu (Cheops), builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt.
  • 2589 BCE - 2566 BCE
    Reign of King Khufu of Egypt during which the Great Pyramid of Giza is built.
  • 2566 BCE - 2558 BCE
    Reign of King Djedefre in Egypt.
  • 2558 BCE - 2532 BCE
    Reign of King Khafre, builder of the second pyramid at Giza, in Egypt.
  • 2558 BCE - 2532 BCE
    Reign of King Khafre in Egypt; second pyramid complex at Giza completed.
  • 2532 BCE - 2503 BCE
    Reign of King Menkaure, builder of the third pyramid at Giza, in Egypt.
  • 2532 BCE - 2503 BCE
    Reign of King Menkaure in Egypt; third pyramid and complex begun. .
  • 2503 BCE - 2498 BCE
    Reign of the King Shepsekaf in Egypt.
  • 2498 BCE - 2345 BCE
    Trade between Egypt and Punt prospers.
  • 2498 BCE - 2491 BCE
    Reign of the King Userkaf in Egypt.
  • 2490 BCE - 2477 BCE
    Reign of King Sahure in Egypt.
  • 2477 BCE - 2467 BCE
    Reign of the King Neferiskare Kakai in Egypt.
  • 2460 BCE - 2458 BCE
    Reign of the King Neferefre in Egypt.
  • c. 2458 BCE - c. 2457 BCE
    Reign of King Shepseskare in Egypt.
  • c. 2445 BCE - 2422 BCE
    Reign of the King Nyussere Ini of Egypt.
  • 2422 BCE - 2414 BCE
    Reign of King Menkauhor in Egypt.
  • 2414 BCE - 2375 BCE
    Reign of King Djedkare Isesi in Egypt.

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9000 BCE - 6000 BCE: Faiyum A Culture in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 30 BCE: Neith is worshiped in ancient Egypt as one of the most enduring deities in the nation's history.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Evidence of legal system operating in ancient Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Art develops in Egypt during the Pre-Dynastic Period.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: The sacred bull which is later known as Apis worshiped during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
6000 BCE: Burial of the Dead in Egypt.
 
 
6000 BCE - 640 CE: Papyrus harvested and used for multiple purposes in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Anubis is developed as a god of the dead during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Heka develops during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
6000 BCE - 30 BCE: The God Thoth is worshiped in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Uat-Ur mentioned in latter Predynastic Period in Egypt as name for Mediterranean Sea.
 
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Rulers of the Predynastic Period of Egypt known as "Followers of Horus".
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Nepthys is a popular goddess during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Worship of Osiris begins in Pre-Dynastic Period of Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: Djed symbol in use during the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
6000 BCE - 3150 BCE: The Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
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 - 3000 BCE: Trade contact between Byblos and Egypt.
 
4000 BCE: El Omari, Ma'adi, and Tasian Cultures in 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.
 
 
3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic writing develops in Egypt.
 
3200 BCE - 3150 BCE: Naqada III Period Culture in Ancient Egypt.
 
3200 BCE: Hieroglyphic script developed in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Ankh symbol appears during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Approximate duration of the position of royal vizier in ancient Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 495 CE: Apis worshiped in Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period through most of the Roman Period.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: Apis worshiped by name in the First Dynasty of Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Heka appears in inscriptions during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Worship of Seshat in ancient Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
 
 
3150 BCE: Hieratic script develops following hieroglyphic script in Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: First Obelisks created in Egypt during the Early Dynastic Period.
 
3150 BCE: Memphis Egypt known as Hut-Ka-Ptah ("Mansion of the Soul of Ptah").
 
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Life of the City of Memphis, Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: Anubis appears on tomb walls during the First Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Early Dynastic period in Egypt. First Kings.
 
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Neith is worshiped as a war goddess during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: The office of vizier is created during the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: Serket associated with the god Nun and creation of the world during the First Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE: Serket associated with the Scorpion Kings of the Predynastic Period in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Set is worshiped as a hero-god during Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 30 BCE: Duration of the worship of Osiris in Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt; beginning of historic dynasties.
 
3150 BCE - 2890 BCE: First Dynasty in Ancient Egypt.
 
3150 BCE - 3100 BCE: Reign of Menes, a.k.a. Narmer, first king who is thought to have unified Upper and Lower Egypt.
 
 
3150 BCE: King Menes unifies Egypt through conquest.
 
3150 BCE - 2613 BCE: Legal precedent and procedure established during the Early Dynastic Period in Egypt.
 
 
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, early female ruler in Egypt.
 
 
2990 BCE: Reign of King Den, son of Merneith, in Egypt.
 
2990 BCE: Reign of Merneith, first female ruler of 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.
 
2890 BCE - 2670 BCE: Bastet gains in popularity during the 2nd Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
2890 BCE - 2670 BCE: Seshat first mentioned as goddess of writing and measurement in the 2nd Dynasty of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
 
2670 BCE: Imhotep creates King Djoser's Step Pyramid and Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, Egypt.
 
2670 BCE - 2613 BCE: Concepts later included in Book of the Dead inscribed in tombs of Third Dynasty of Egypt.
 
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.
 
 
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 - 2181 BCE: Legal practices firmly established during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Art becomes standardized by the king during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Heka associated with the heart and tongue and the gods Sia and Hu during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2589 BCE: King Sneferu experiments with pyramid building; creates first true pyramid in Egypt.
 
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Seshat associated with the House of Life in temples or temple precincts of Egypt.
 
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Images of Bes first appear in the period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The Period of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Memphis is capital of Old Kingdom in Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The goddess Ma'at first appears during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Anubis is the sole God of the Dead during the Old Kingdom period in Egypt.
 
 
2613 BCE - 2498 BCE: Trade already well established between Egypt and The Land of Punt.
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: Serket is invoked in protective spells during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
 
2613 BCE - 2589 BCE: Reign of Sneferu, first king of 4th Dynasty of Egypt.
 
 
2613 BCE - 2181 BCE: The Faiyum becomes the preferred hunting grounds for kings and nobles during the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
 
2589 BCE - 2566 BCE: Reign of King Khufu (Cheops), builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt.
 
2589 BCE - 2566 BCE: Reign of King Khufu of Egypt during which the Great Pyramid of Giza is built.
 
2566 BCE - 2558 BCE: Reign of King Djedefre in Egypt.
 
2558 BCE - 2532 BCE: Reign of King Khafre, builder of the second pyramid at Giza, in Egypt.
 
2558 BCE - 2532 BCE: Reign of King Khafre in Egypt; second pyramid complex at Giza completed.
 
2532 BCE - 2503 BCE: Reign of King Menkaure, builder of the third pyramid at Giza, in Egypt.
 
2532 BCE - 2503 BCE: Reign of King Menkaure in Egypt; third pyramid and complex begun. .
 
2503 BCE - 2498 BCE: Reign of the King Shepsekaf in Egypt.
 
 
2498 BCE - 2345 BCE: Trade between Egypt and Punt prospers.
 
2498 BCE - 2491 BCE: Reign of the King Userkaf in Egypt.
 
2490 BCE - 2477 BCE: Reign of King Sahure in Egypt.
 
2477 BCE - 2467 BCE: Reign of the King Neferiskare Kakai in Egypt.
 
2460 BCE - 2458 BCE: Reign of the King Neferefre in Egypt.
 
2458 BCE - 2457 BCE: Reign of King Shepseskare in Egypt.
 
2445 BCE - 2422 BCE: Reign of the King Nyussere Ini of Egypt.
 
2422 BCE - 2414 BCE: Reign of King Menkauhor in Egypt.
 
2414 BCE - 2375 BCE: Reign of King Djedkare Isesi in Egypt.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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