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Ancient Egypt: The Rule of The God King. The Middle Kingdom: 2060-1785 B.C. The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C. The Middle Kingdom: 2060- 1785 B.C. Amenemhat I of Thebes (1991-1962 B.C.) introduced prosperity again to Egypt by conquering Nubia

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Ancient Egypt: The Rule of The God King

The Middle Kingdom: 2060-1785 B.C.

The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C.


The Middle Kingdom: 2060- 1785 B.C.

  • Amenemhat I of Thebes (1991-1962 B.C.) introduced prosperity again to Egypt by conquering Nubia

  • Nubia introduced black goods and culture from sub-Africa

  • Under Amenemhat I irrigation was pursued and he was the first pharaoh to pursue established trade with other countries


The Middle Kingdom: 2060- 1785 B.C.

  • Hyksos concqueroed Egypt in 1650 B.C. and introduced the chariot, bronze weapons and body amour

  • Adopt weapons and strategy of conquering others from past experiences

  • Pharaoh's will now seek to build own empires

  • Empire are lands conquered and brought together under one government


The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C.

  • Egyptian empire expands further into Nile Valley, Syria, Libya, Palestine and Lebanon

  • Conquered areas introduce slaves who bring their culture to the Egyptians

  • Not all pharaohs want expanding empires but a return to the Old Kingdom


The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C.

  • Hatshepsut (1504-1482 B.C.) female pharaoh who introduced a period of peace and commissioned some of the finest monuments of Egyptian architecture.

  • To gain acceptance from her followers she had all statues portray her as a man and she strengthened the army

  • Assassinated by her nephew Thutmose III who expands the empire


The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C.

  • Amenhotep IV (1377-1360) pushed for the worship of a single god called Aten, the sun disk, the people rejected his ideas and abandoned them soon after his death.

  • Monotheism, the worship of one god

  • Introduced naturalism art style which introduced natural look to artwork

  • His wife Nefertriti is believed to have shared in vision and in rule


The New Kingdom:1570-1085 B.C.

  • He became spiritual leader or “spiritual link to Aten” as opposed to powerful priests

  • During rule Akhenaten concentrated on building a city that was Akhetaten

  • He moved the capital Thebes to Akhetaten which weakened priests hold


The Twilight of Egyptian Empire :1360-1000 B.C.

  • Tutankhamun, (1333-1323) reign began when he was 9

  • Under his rule Amenhotep’s changes were reversed

    • Priest regain power

    • Capital moved back to Thebes

    • Return to worship of old gods


The Twilight of Egyptian Empire :1360-1000 B.C.

  • Ramses II (1279-1213 B.C.) strongly reinforced a return to the old gods of Egypt

  • Expanded the empire of Egypt out of the Nile Valley up to the frontier of Syria

  • Fought the Hittites to a draw at the Battle of Kadesh (1273 B.C.)


The Twilight of Egyptian Empire :1360-1000 B.C.

  • Kadesh was a massive battle of men and over 5,000 war chariots

  • Ramses II almost lost the Egyptian army by dividing forces to meet an unknown force

  • He signed the first recognized peace treaty in history between the another nation (Hittites)


The Twilight of Egyptian Empire :1360-1000 B.C.

  • Majority of wounds were smashed heads

  • Understood fever,checked pulse rate, use casts and skull wounds

  • Replaced fractured skull pieces, applied disinfectant made of wine and rose oil with bandages

  • Majority of experience came from head wounds


The Twilight of Egyptian Empire :1360-1000 B.C.

  • After Ramses II the following pharaohs could not protect the kingdom

  • Nubians, Libyans and Persians would eventually conqueror the jewel of the Nile

  • It will be another 1,000 years till Egypt rises to the forefront of power in the ancient world


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