Many scholars have recorded a list of about 170 known pharaohs, although The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York puts the list at slightly more than 190. According to that list, the first pharaoh was Zanakht who ruled from 2649 B.C. until 2630 B.C. The final pharaoh was Cleopatra VII, who ruled from 51 B.C. to 30 B.C.
There was often several rulers of ancient Egypt at the same time. For example, Cleopatra VII, the final pharaoh of Egypt, ruled jointly with her brothers, latterly, with her infant son.
The pharaohs of Egypt are split up into historical periods:
King Tut's close confidant Ay succeeded him to the throne. King Ay rose through the ranks of civil and military service until he became king. His reign was short, lasting only from 1323 to 1319 BCE.Full Answer >
The Agricultural Revolution that took place during the 18th century in Europe was caused by four primary factors, which were the increased availability of and access to farmland, a warm and stable climate for crop production, an increase in number of livestock and a more voluminous crop yield. The Agricultural Revolution that swept through Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries came many years after the first Agricultural Revolution recorded by historians, which took place around 10,000 B.C. While the first revolution introduced a societal change from nomadic lifestyles to stationary farms and villages, the second revolution occurred because of an influx of new technologies that improved farming techniques and made farming more efficient.Full Answer >
It is believed that Queen Nefertiti lived her entire life in Egypt. While her birthplace is unknown, there is some evidence that she was born in Akhmim. She and her husband, Akhenaten the Heretic, lived in Thebes before moving to what is now Tell el-Amarna.Full Answer >
Because King Tutankhamun's tomb was sealed and mostly intact when it was found by Howard Carter, historians and archaeologists were able to learn more about the 18th Dynasty, mummification practices and the vast wealth of Egypt during this time. Similarly, scientists also studied King Tut's mummy. Robbers were not able to find the tomb because it was well hidden under rock and mud from previous floods.Full Answer >