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ancient Egypt

Pyramids were built during the Old and Middle Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt.
  from 3150 BC when Upper and Lower Egypt were united, until 31 BC when Rome conquered Egypt
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ancient Egypt Egyptian Empire Egyptian Dynasty
This period is divided by historians into 30 dynasties (30 ruling families) which are grouped into three periods known as: The Old Kingdom, The Middle Kingdom, and The New Kingdom. Kingdoms are surrounded by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Periods.
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  • Pyramids were built during the Old and Middle Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt.
  • Since we were just about to start studying ancient Egypt in history, Mr. Browne thought this was a good choice for a precept.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • The rulers of ancient Egypt used to marry their siblings, you know.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • In ancient Egypt, I’d read somewhere, schizophrenics were worshiped as gods.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • Nowhere does the poem move so far from everyday reality; this sweetly ceremonious household is half fairy-tale enchant- ment, half ancient Egypt where son married daughter to preserve the purity of the line.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He had his back to a rack of paperback books about oral-genital contacts from ancient Egypt to the present and so on, and the clerk supposed Billy was reading one of these.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • In ancient Egypt, it was the symbol for Ra—the sun god—and modern astronomy still uses it as the solar symbol.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He looked over his shoulder and saw a tall woman with the head and claws of a sleek feline, wearing the robes of ancient Egypt, leap at least twenty feet and land squarely on Nicholas Flamel’s back, driving him into the ground.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The night was sweet with the dust of autumn leaves that smelled as if the fine sands of ancient Egypt were drifting to dunes beyond the town.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • It seemed to me that I had been transported into a country far away from this country, into an age remote from this age, that I stood in ancient Egypt and that I was listening to the speech of some highpriest of that land addressed to the youthful Moses.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • He might say, for example, that like the pharaoh of ancient Egypt, the prime minister of South Africa was raising an army.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The idea is sounded already in the Coffin Texts of ancient Egypt, where the dead man sings of himself as one with God: I am Atum, I who was alone; I am Re at his first appearance.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The inhabitants of ancient Egypt were called mummies.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • …relating to fertility, goddess cults, Wicca, and the sacred feminine, but during his twenty-year tenure as curator, Saunière had helped the Louvre amass the largest collection of goddess art on earth—labrys axes from the priestesses’ oldest Greek shrine in Delphi, gold caducei wands, hundreds of Tjet ankhs resembling small standing angels, sistrum rattles used in ancient Egypt to dispel evil spirits, and an astonishing array of statues depicting Horus being nursed by the goddess Isis.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She might have stepped out of the histories’ ancient Egypt.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The custom goes back to ancient times, and some female mummies in ancient Egypt have cut genitals.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The fast food joints along the Strip seem insignificant compared to the new monuments towering over them: recreations of the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, and the Sphinx, enormous buildings that evoke Venice, Paris, New York, Tuscany, medieval England, ancient Egypt and Rome, the Middle East, the South Seas.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • They were built to play up the connection between the British Empire and the Egyptian Empire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Mine was an Eye of Horus, which was a popular protection symbol in Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Rockefeller Jr. Sam Walton John Jacob Astor 153.6 151.7 England Monarchy 15 16 142.9 141.4 England United States House of Tudor Standard Oil 17 18 128.0 115.0 United States Germany Wal-Mart American Fur Company Monarchy First Bank of the United States Ptolemaic Inheritance Rensselaerswyck Estate 19 20 Odo of Bayeux 110.2 Stephen Girard 99.5 England France Cleopatra 95.8 Ancient Egypt Stephen Van Rensselaer III 88.8 United States No.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Until last year, I’d spent most of my life traveling around the world with my dad as he went from museum to museum, lecturing on Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I mean they aren’t from Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • It’s about seventy feet tall, which would’ve been really impressive back in Ancient Egypt, but on the Thames, with all the tall buildings around, it looks small and sad.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Perhaps the most important connection between Ancient Egypt and the modern world.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Those five days—the Demon Days—were bad luck in Ancient Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • For the first time I understood just how ancient Egypt was.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Cleopatra’s old capital, you know, where the Egyptian Empire fell apart, so magic tends to get twisted around.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • This was the city where Ancient Egypt had died.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • "When you died in Ancient Egypt, you had to take a journey to the Land of the Dead," I explained.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • In ancient Egypt, those who perfected the Art had become the great Adepts of history, evolving beyond the masses to become true practitioners of Light.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • …p a n y or Source of Wealth Andrew W. Mellon Henry Ford 188.8 United States Gulf Oil 188.1 United States Ford Motor Company Roman Senate Marcus Licinius Crassus Basil II Cornelius Vanderbilt Alanus Rufus 169.8 Roman Republic 9 10 169.4 167.4 Byzantine Empire Monarchy United States New York and Harlem Railroad Investments Pharaoh Earl of Surrey 11 12 13 166.9 England Ancient Egypt England Amenophis III 155.2 William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey William II of England Elizabeth I JohnD.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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