Pharaoh Ramesses II
Pharaoh Ramesses II

Introduction - Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations in history. From its beginnings as small settlements along the Nile River over 6,000 years ago it developed into one of the world's first major civilizations. This culture reached amazing levels of sophistication in areas such as science, architecture, art, and literature. The ancient Egyptians pyramids, temples, and other architectural achievements still standing serve as symbols of the greatness of this long gone civilization.

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In the lists of facts below and on the other pages of this site you will find interesting information about this old civilization. You will find answers to such questions as where was ancient Egypt, how did it developed into such a great society, what are some of its great accomplishments, and when and why did this ancient culture end?

General Ancient Egypt Facts

Interesting Ancient Egypt Facts