The history of Egypt is broken into different periods. Why do these differentiations matter?
I went to an ancient Egypt museum, and i noticed that the history broke into different periods. I wondering why do these differentiations matter? Thanks for your sharing ideas.

The history of Egypt is broken into different periods. Why do these differentiations matter?
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  • September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    The History of Egypt was written by the priest Manetho in the 1st Century. He was the one who classified the Pharaohs into Dynasties. Namely 30 of them. He based this on the available knowledge about the parentage of the successive Pharaohs and their places of origin. The History written by Manetho and other valuable documents like the King List of Turin and the one written on the walls od the Temple of Osiris in Abydos built by Seti II,father of Ramses II provide a clear image of the whole Pharaonic Period. This would be the basis on which 19 th Century Egyptologist of different nationalities, established the today well known division in Early,Middle,New,Late Kingdom, the 3 Intermediate Periods and the Persian Period.
    Some of the scientists involved were : Brugsch – Breasted – Mariette – Lieblein – Bunsen etc.
    The different period matter in the sense that they usually represent a break in the history of Pharaonic Egypt through invasion or decay of the central power.( Intermediate Periods) The rise of new dynasties would bring change in various ways: Different Capital – Rise of a God to the highest status etc. The mention of one of these gives us immediately the grand picture of that precise time and gives us considerable help in making sense of Egypt’s more than 3000 years Pharaonic History.

  • September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    becuase of go to google

  • September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    3500 years of Ancient Egyptian history is rather a lot of history. The division into periods and dynasties is just a convenient way of making it more manageable.

    People do this with Chinese and English history too, to name but two examples.

  • September 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    Hi classmate !!! I’m struggling with this question for our assignment due tomorrow too, and then I searched online and saw this lol 😀

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