"Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country ofEgypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology)[1] with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egyptunder the first pharaoh.[2] The history of ancient Egypt occurred in a series of stable Kingdoms, separated by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods: the Old Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age. Egypt reached the pinnacle of its power during the New Kingdom, in the Ramesside period, after which it entered a period of slow decline. Egypt was invaded or conquered by a succession of foreign powers (such as the Libyans, Nubians, Assyria, Babylonia, Persian rule and Greece) in the Third Intermediate Period of Egypt and Late Period. In the aftermath of Alexander the Great's death, one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, established himself as the new ruler of Egypt. This Ptolemaic Dynastyruled Egypt until 30 BC, when it fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.[3]" From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egypt

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Links to resources for dynasties and Pharaohs – Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom. New Kingdom Pharaohs: Thutmose II (1505-1450 B.C.) Queen
Hatshepsut (1503-1482 B.C.), Tutankamun (1361-1352) and Ramasses II (1292-1225).Places: Egypt and Nubia, Memphis, Thebes, Aswan, Kerma Napata, Meroe
Ideas - irrigation and farming, river trade and transport – gods, divine kings who could influence annual flooding of the River Nile, use of bronze (made new kingdom
Egyptians nearly unbeatable in battle) writing (hieroglyphics), unification of Upper and Lower Egypt (beginning of one of most stable civilisations in history); Objects:
Rosetta Stone, Mummies, Pyramids, tomb paintings (everyday life and inventions), statuettes of gods and pharaohs.

Explore Ancient Egypt

Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? In this multi-layered, highly visual interactive, view 360° panoramas, "walkaround" photos, and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. You'll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old. Enjoy this unique journey through the Land of the Pharaohs.

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History


The British Museum Ancient Egypt web page


BBC History web page


Great Pyramids of Giza

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza at http://giza3d.3ds.com/#discover (3D Life Player Installation Required; Apple Mac OS Only on Firefox in 32-bits mode; Windows - check system requirements here.)

"There are two ways you can explore Giza 3D. You can take guided tours of certain monuments by Harvard’s Peter Der Manuelian, the Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology or you can wander through the ancient temples, restored tombs, burial chambers and pyramids."

Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4

Uploaded by crashcourse on Feb 16, 2012
In which John covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods. Learn about mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and the Nile with John Green.
Our friends at Thought Bubble, who do the amazing graphics and animations for the show, are kickstarting a documentary. Check it out and join us in funding it: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sapiencefilm/sapience-the-search-for-wisdom
Hieroglyphs, Egyptian gods, and more: http://dft.ba/-egyptA
Mummies!: http://dft.ba/-mummies
Pyramids!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid

Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space

"In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.
Sarah Parcak uses satellite imagery to discover ancient, previously unknown archeological sites."

Terry Jones – The Hidden History of Egypt

If you thought you knew the ancient world, think again. This program, presented by Terry Jones, is packed full of surprising and little-known facts that throw new light on our understanding of the ancient Egyptians.

Further Reading:
Clayton, P. (2006) Chronicle of the Pharaohs
Tyldesley, J. (2006) Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt
Shaw, I. (2004) The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt
Mieroop, M. (2010) A History of Ancient Egypt

The Teaching Company: (http://www.thegreatcourses.com/)

Civilisations- Egypt [1/6]

Uploaded by easeen on Dec 6, 2007
For 3,000 years, from the construction of the first pyramid until the death of Cleopatra, Egypt was a land of prosperity; largely thanks to the River Nile. What is the story of the development of this impressive civilisation and its relationship with its principal source of life? How did the river valley evolve during Antiquity? Why did the Egyptians never fight against nature, preferring to draw their own life-force from its natural power? And what remains today of the riches and wealth that nature has offered to Egypt? Shaped and fashioned by the hand of man in his pursuit of modernity, against all odds, the Nile has finally been tamed.
This popular series gives new insights into some of the most influential civilisations to shape the world as we know it. To understand where we are now, it might help to understand where we have been.

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The History of Mumification

Mummification is a process of human preservation. Mummies have enthralled researchers and the public for generations, but we still have a lot we can learn about the process.
The decomposition of the human body begins almost immediately after death, but by removing the organs and the bodily fluids, then subjecting the body to secret processes the Egyptians were able to keep the bodies in tact for thousands of years.
Even with all the hieroglyphs and writings humanity has found of this ancient civilization, the exact process of mummification is still unknown. via Curiosity

The Western Tradition #2: THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

Watch this video on the Annenberg Learner website. Scroll down the page, and click on Program 2, The Ancient Egyptians. Click on the link to open the video pop-up window.

Ancient Egypt Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings 1 & 2