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Ancient Egypt: Old Kingdom

The first great flowering of the ancient Egyptian civilization was called the Old Kingdom, including the third through sixth dynasties, pharaohs such as Djoser, Snefru, Chops, Cheprehn, Pepy I and II, and important pyramids on the Giza Plateau.
  1. Pyramids at Giza (15)

Abu Ghurab
Abu Ghurab is a 5th dynasty (Old Kingdom, 2465-2323 BC) Egyptian pyramid and solar temple complex on the Saqqara plateau.

Dahshur (Egypt)
The archaeological site of Dahshur is an Old Kingdom 4th dynasty Egypt site where some of the oldest pyramids in Egypt were built.

Imhotep [2667-2648 BC]
The architect, vizier, wizard, doctor, and scribe named Imhotep is a most maligned and mysterious figure of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and one of the few non-royal people known from the period.

Pyramid Texts of Saqqara
The pyramid texts are among the oldest religious writings in the world, found carved on the walls of the Egyptian tombs at Saqqara, and likely dated to the late 5th or early 6th dynasty (about 2435 BC).

Ras Burdran, Egypt
Ras Budran is the name of an Old Kingdom fort, located in the el-Markha Plain on the west coast of the South Sinai peninsula.

Step Pyramid of Djoser
The Step Pyramid of Djoser was the first of the pyramids built in Egypt, during the Old Kingdom's 3rd Dynasty about 2800 BC.

Ptahhotep, on the Limits of Skill
A quote from the Old Kingdom (6th Dynasty) Egyptian book called The Instruction of Ptahhotep.

About the Old Kingdom Period of Ancient Egypt
From N.S. Gill at About.com's Ancient History, a guide to the Old Kingdom from a historical standpoint.

The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited
John Romer's 2007 book, The Great Pyramid: Ancient Egypt Revisited, is an awe-inspiring book, providing context and details of the 4th dynasty Old Kingdom pharaoh Khufu's pyramid.

Pharaohs and Timeline of Egypt
An ancient Egyptian timeline showing the all the pharaohs of the various dynasties and intermediate periods, from your Guide to Ancient History, N.S. Gill.

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