Ancient Egypt

Key points

  • The pharaoh was the political and religious leader of the Egyptian people.
  • The most famous Egyptian pyramids are at Giza, built in the Old Kingdom. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest in Egypt.
  • Daily life in Egypt revolved around the Nile and its fertile banks.
  • Around 3100 BC, two kingdoms united and established the first of many dynasties.
  • Great pharoahs of the New Kingdom included Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and Ramesses II.
  • In 332 BC Alexander the Great conquered Egypt. In 37 BC Cleopatra married Mark Antony.
  • The country has long been a focus for archaeological study.
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Pyramids in Egypt



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