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Fourth Dynasty

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Fourth Dynasty

The Zenith of the Pyramid Age

2613 to 2494

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Old Kingdom

Memphis

n/a

Shaw and Nicholson

 

In the Fourth Dynasty, the pharaoh is Egypt.  Absolute and centralized power, wide prosperity, and religious and political nationalism combine into a period of high spirituality, monumental architecture, and efficient bureaucracy.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Snefru 

2613 to 2589 BC

Memphis

Khufu

2589 to 2566 BC

Memphis

Djedefre

2566 to 2558 BC

Memphis

Khafre

2558 to 2532 BC

Memphis

Nebka

(???)

Memphis

Menkaure

2532 to 2503 BC

Memphis

Shepseskaf

2503 to 2494 BC

Memphis