Interactive KS2 World History Timeline

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Pre 3100BC

Known as Predynastic period - people living in Egypt from around 7000BC

3100BC

North and South Egypt was unified

Early Dynastic Period

Old Kingdom

Middle Kingdom

New Kingdom

Late Period

322BC

Alexander the Great takes control of Egypt

Around 2600BC

First pyramids are started to be built

Around 2650BC

365-day calendar (without leap years) introduced

Around 1336BC

Tutankhamun becomes Pharaoh

Around 1806BC

Sobekneferu becomes first female Pharaoh

Around 2184BC

Collapse of the Old Kingdom sees civil war as Pharoah's powers decrease

1274BC

Battle of Kadesh - best recorded ancient battle; largest chariot battle

525BC

Persia invades

Egypt and

takes control

Around 750BC

Iron becomes popular in Egypt