A Sketch of Egyptian Chronology

The Egyptian Collections of the University Museum

By: Hermann Ranke

Originally Published in 1950

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Seated statue of a scribe wearing a short kilt and a short wig, the lap, sides and base of the statue are inscribed with a text.
Fig. 1. Diorite statue of a scribe, Amenemhet. 18th dynasty. From the Museum’s excavations at Buhen, Nubia.
Museum Object Number: E10980
Image Number: 23177
  • Prehistoric Period Before 3200 B.C.
  • The Old Kingdom ca. 3200-2280
    • Archaic period (dynasties 1-3): ca. 3200-2680
    • Pyramid period (dynasties 4-6): ca. 2680-2280
  • First Intermediate Period
    • dynasties 7-10: ca. 2280-2060
  • The Middle Kingdom
    • dynasties 11 and 12: ca. 2060-1785
  • Second Intermediate Period
    • dynasties 13-17: 1785-1580
  • The New Kingdom 1580-1085
    • dynasty 18: 1580-ca. 1340
    • dynasty 19: ca. 1340-1 200
    • dynasty 20: 1200-1085
  • Third Intermediate Period
    • dynasties 21-25 1085-663
  • The Saïtic Kingdom 663-525
  • Egypt a Persian Province 525-332 (including native dynasties 27-30)
  • Egypt under Ptolemaic Rulers 332-30
  • Egypt under Roman Rule 30 B.C.-A.D. 324

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Ranke, Hermann. "A Sketch of Egyptian Chronology." Museum Bulletin XV, no. 2-3 (November, 1950): 5-5. Accessed July 24, 2024. https://www.penn.museum/sites/bulletin/3265/


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