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By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Historical Egypt was once one of many longest-lasting civilizations the realm has ever recognized. This publication explores Egypt's vast political, financial, social, and cultural advancements, from the strong civilization of the previous to the various cultural and political panorama, protecting virtually 6,000 years of heritage.

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They hoped that by preserving, wrapping, and hiding the Giza pyramids. These great structures, erected during the Fourth Dynasty, were the burial sites of Kings Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephron), and Menkaure (Mycerinus). , is 756 feet square at its base and 480 feet high. It was higher with its original limestone facing, all of which was taken away by later builders. Of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the pyramids alone remain. (Jason Thompson) 20 ANCIENT EGYPT Egyptian writing systems.

Made Egypt a Persian province and appointed a satrap, or provincial governor, to govern it. The satraps’ rule was challenged by three Egyptian dynasties. The Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Dynasties ruled only in the Nile Delta. E. Nectanebo, an Egyptian general, overthrew the last ruler of the Twenty-ninth Dynasty, declaring himself king. He gained control of all Egypt and founded the Thirtieth Dynasty. This dynasty is remembered for its naturalistic portraiture, statuary, and new temples, most notably the Philae Temple near Aswan.

After both of the Ikhshid’s sons died, Kafur took the surname al-Ikhshid and ruled in his own name. Between 963 and 969 a series of low Nile floods disrupted the crops and brought famine to Egypt; as a result the Egyptian people looked to the western part of the Muslim world for relief. Fatimid Rule (969–1171) Help came from the Fatimid dynasty in what is now Tunisia. The Fatimids adhered to the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam and claimed to be descended from the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima, who was married to Ali.

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