The Pre-dynastic Period of Ancient Egypt, this period is, perhaps, the least known and covers 5000BC to 3100BC and the unification of the Two Lands.
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Overview

Overview

Egyptology Lesson 2: Pre-Dynastic Overview

Modern day Egypt is 90% desert, however this was not always the case. During the Paleolithic Period the land surrounding the Nile valley was thick with vegettion and an abundance of animals. Around 5000BC the was a climate change and as the land dried out and became desert, the people of this area moved closer to the Nile Valley.

Neolithic Period

This represents the Period 500BC to around 4000BC, during this period cattle and animals were domesticated, and the hunter lifestyle was replaced by that of agriculture and the growing of crops. One of their first needs would be the building of canals to flood and irrigate the cultivated land during the annual Inundation of the Nile. It is also during this time that we start to see evidence of relgious and funerary beliefs in a life after death.

Overview

Badarian Period

Badarian Period

The Badarian Period is named from the site at el-Badari. It represents a period from around c5500 - c4000BC.

Badarian Period

Naqada II

Naqada II

After around c3400BC we begin to see a difference in the makeup of the organisation of Egypt. The small villages along the Nile and the Delta gradually over time develop into two distinct kingdoms.

Naqada II

Scorpion King

Scorpion King

Very little is actually known about the Pre-Dynastic King called Scorpion, in 1897-98 J E Quibell found a fragmented and incomplete macehead attributed to King Scorpion.

Scorpion King

Naqada I

Naqada I

Is named after the city of Naqada where many of the archaeological evidence for the period was found. It represents a period from around c4500 - c3400BC.

Naqada I

Cultural Developments

Cultural Developments

From Naqada II onwards there is a highly differentiated burial practice with elite burials containing large quantities of grave goods, with exotic materials such as gold and lapis lazuli.

Cultural Developments

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Lesson One Questions And Answers

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Aeclectic Tarot

Aeclectic Tarot

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Magical Times Magazine

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Magic Folk

Magic Folk

Magic Folk