Outline of ancient Egypt

The following outline is provided as an overview of a topical guide to ancient Egypt:

Ancient Egyptancient civilization of eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Egyptian civilization coalesced around 3150 BCE (according to conventional Egyptian chronology)[1] with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh.[2]

The many achievements of the ancient Egyptians include the quarrying, surveying and construction techniques that facilitated the building of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks; a system of mathematics; a practical and effective system of medicine; irrigation systems and agricultural production techniques; some of the first known ships;[3] Egyptian faience and glass technology; new forms of literature; and the earliest known peace treaty.[4] Its monuments have inspired the imaginations of travellers and writers for centuries.

What type of thing is Ancient Egypt?Edit

Ancient Egypt can be described as:

Geography of ancient EgyptEdit



Government and politics of ancient EgyptEdit


Government officialsEdit

  • Vizier (Ancient Egypt) – the vizier was the highest official in Ancient Egypt to serve the king, or pharaoh during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.
  • Viceroy of Kush – the Lower Nubian Kush was a province of Egypt from the 16th century BCE to eleventh century BCE. During this period it was ruled by a viceroy who reported directly to the Egyptian Pharaoh.
  • Treasurer (Ancient Egypt) – the treasurer was responsible for products coming to the royal palace. They were the main economical administrator of the royal belongings.

Egyptian lawEdit

Egyptian law

Military of ancient EgyptEdit

Military of ancient Egypt

General history of ancient EgyptEdit

History of ancient Egypt

History of ancient Egypt, by periodEdit

Some writers include the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Dynasties in the Second Intermediate Period.

History of ancient Egypt, by regionEdit

History of ancient Egypt, by subjectEdit


Egyptology – study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD. A practitioner of the discipline is an "Egyptologist".


Egyptologist – a practitioner of Egyptology

Museums with ancient Egyptian exhibitsEdit

Museums of Egyptian antiquities





United KingdomEdit

United States of AmericaEdit

Culture of ancient EgyptEdit

Culture of ancient Egypt

Architecture of ancient EgyptEdit

Ancient Egyptian architecture

Buildings and structuresEdit

Art of ancient EgyptEdit

Art of ancient Egypt

Religion in ancient EgyptEdit

Ancient Egyptian religion

Ancient Egyptian languageEdit

Ancient Egyptian language

Egyptian economyEdit

Publications about ancient EgyptEdit

See alsoEdit

Ancient Egypt lists


  1. ^ "Chronology". Digital Egypt for Universities, University College London. Retrieved 25 March 2008.
  2. ^ Dodson (2004) p. 46
  3. ^ Ward, Cheryl. "World's Oldest Planked Boats", in Archaeology (Volume 54, Number 3, May/June 2001). Archaeological Institute of America.
  4. ^ Clayton (1994) p. 153
  5. ^ Kathryn A. Bard, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 41.

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