Ancient Egypt and Us

Ancient Egypt Timeline
How does the Ancient Egyptian civilization fit into our comprehension of the huge expanse of history? Of all the ancient civilizations, Egypt’s is the most challenging because of its extreme longevity compounded by its remote chronological distance from the present day. To fully grasp the contribution Ancient Egypt has made to our modern society it is important to be able to place ancient Egypt in context.

The timeline below shows Ancient Egypt in relationship to familiar and less distant civilizations such as ancient Greece and Rome. It does emphasize that events such as the first crossing of the Atlantic by Columbus in 1492, which we consider to be very distant, can be considered to be a relatively recent occurrence when compared to the time of the first king of a united Ancient Egypt c3200BC.