The Third Dynasty of Ancient Egypt History



The old Kingdom begins with the beginning of the third dynasty, but in terms of a sequence of pure events, you find that the transition from the second family to the third family took place without any separation or interruption. We find that the first of the kings established a statue of his predecessor, in addition to the fact that we find that the queen "Nai Maat Habi Nymaathapy", which was called the title "Mother of the Royal Children"


Egyptian civilization began around the year 3150 B.C when King Menes (Narmer) unified southern and northern Egypt together and subsequently developed over the next three millennia. It historically contained a series of politically stable kingdoms, interspersed with periods of relative instability called intermediate periods. Ancient Egypt reached the height of its civilization in the era of the New Kingdom, after which it entered the country in a period of slow decline. Egypt was attacked at that time by many foreign powers, and the rule of the Pharaohs officially ended when the Roman Empire invaded Egypt and made it one of its provinces.

The third dynasty is famous for the advancement of medicine. Among its most important doctors are Imhotep, chief physician, and chief dentist, who is considered the first dentist in history, King Djoser, the most famous king of the Third Dynasty, whose name is codified in red ink, served in the historical papyrus of Turin to distinguish it from other rulers, as the state was marked by its stability and the harmony of its southern and northern sides, and its mention continued even after the Pharaohs' rule ended in the Ptolemaic era.

The most important characteristic of this stage is the construction of the pyramids, so it was known as the "Builders of the Pyramids" era, where the pharaoh ordered a bridge to build a funerary group for him in Saqqara after he had built his own cemetery in the way of his predecessors in the form of a large mastaba (95 x 50 meters, a height of 10 meters) He instructed his minister, Imhotep, to build the Saqqara Cemetery, which is one of the most important monuments that documented the development of the construction of the Pharaonic tombs.

The 3rd dynasty kings: 2649–2575 B.C.

  • Zanakht         2649–2630 B.C.
  • Djoser           2630–2611 B.C.
  • Sekhemkhet  2611–2605 B.C.
  • Khaba           2605–2599 B.C.
  • Huni              2599–2575 B.C 

 

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