By Peter der Manuelian (ed.)
Weve all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra, yet how a lot do you actually learn about historic Egypt? Why was once the Nile imperative to the unification of Egypt? what's the secret surrounding Queen Hetepheres tomb? What did the Amarna Letters show? What did the traditional Egyptians devour and drink? 30-Second old Egypt provides a distinct perception into the most significant and beguiling civilizations, the place technological options and architectural wonders emerge between mysterious gods and burial rites. every one access is summarized in exactly 30 seconds utilizing not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases and a unmarried photo. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamuns tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypts so much interesting rulers, this is often the fastest route to knowing the 50 key rules and suggestions that built and outlined one of many worlds nice civilizations.
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RELATED HISTORIES EGYPT’S NEIGHBORS SENWOSRET III THUTMOSE III 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES SENWOSRET I reigned 1971–1926 BCE Second king of the 12th Dynasty SENWOSRET III reigned 1878–1841 BCE Fifth king of the 12th Dynasty THUTMOSE III reigned 1479–1425 BCE Fifth king of the 18th Dynasty 30-SECOND TEXT Ronald J. Leprohon The mud-brick fortresses built at Semna and Uronarti during the 12th Dynasty defended the strategic location of the Second Cataract. GREAT DISCOVERIES GREAT DISCOVERIES GLOSSARY block statues A unique type of Egyptian sculpture that first appeared during the 12th Dynasty.
Many small, informally built villages in which a large percentage of the population probably lived are now lost beneath modern developments. Most of the best-known settlements were founded by the state for special purposes. The so-called Lost City of the Pyramid Builders at Giza provides a sense of the complexity of an Old Kingdom pyramid town, consisting of an organized patchwork of administrative buildings, workshops, storage facilities, and workers’ lodgings. The gridded plan of King Senwosret II’s pyramid town at Kahun is emblematic of Middle Kingdom tendencies for planning and regulation, with a modular layout based on a strictly limited number of house sizes, ranging from huge mansions to small houses of just a few rooms and sectioned into blocks by a highly regular street system.
Egyptologists further arrange the dynasties under major periods, such as the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms, interrupted by “intermediate periods,” and all followed by the Late Period (see chronology, here). Much of this terminology forces an artificial lens onto the course of Egyptian history, but would be hard to replace. 3-SECOND SURVEY Third-century BCE priest Manetho, commissioned to write his Aegyptiaca by Ptolemy I and II, was the first to organize ruling houses in Egyptian history into dynasties.
30-Second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute by Peter der Manuelian (ed.)