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Old Kingdom
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Old Kingdom
as in:  of Egypt


It ensured that every day was different, and had, in the weeks she’d been transparent, exposed Mae to virtually every corner of the campus—from the Age of Sail to the Old Kingdom, where they were, on a lark more than anything, working on a project to attach a camera to every remaining polar bear.
Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  period in ancient Egyptian history characterized by the building of the Great Pyramids at Giza (during the 3rd millennium BC)
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Strongly Associated with:   Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom
Notes:
Precedes the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom.
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  • It ensured that every day was different, and had, in the weeks she’d been transparent, exposed Mae to virtually every corner of the campus—from the Age of Sail to the Old Kingdom, where they were, on a lark more than anything, working on a project to attach a camera to every remaining polar bear.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • They say it’s called Lydian after the old kingdom of Lydia, but actually, I named it for an old girlfriend of mine, Lydia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "This is the Old Kingdom," I guessed.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He would restore the old Kingdom of David and the people would have a future of prosperity.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • Death was ever present, because the Numenoreans still, as they had in their old kingdom, and so lost it, hungered after endless life unchanging.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The Pharaoh Narmer Slays a Defeated Foe (carved schist, Old Kingdom, Egypt, c.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Terrified, exhausted by her fate, Visitacion recognized in those eyes the symptoms of the sickness whose threat had obliged her and her brother to exile themselves forever from an age-old kingdom where they had been prince and princess.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Old Kingdom [8] , Middle Kingdom [9] , New Kingdom [9] , Middle Kingdom [9] , New Kingdom [9] , Middle Kingdom [9] , New Kingdom [9]
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