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Predynastic

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Predynastic

From Nomads to Villages, from City-States to Kingdoms

Before 3000 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Predynastic

Dendera, Abydos, Thinis,  Hierakonpolis

n/a

n/a

 

Nomadic tribes begin to settle into permanent villages during the Predynastic Period.  Permanent communities allow the development of stone working, pottery, jewelry, and a rudimentary form of writing.  Three primary city-states develop—Naqada, Thinis, and Nekhen.  By the end of this period Egypt developed into two kingdoms, the Red Kingdom in the north and the White Kingdom in the south.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Crocodile

???

Iunet Tantere (Dendera)

Iry-Hor

???

Abydos

Ka

???

Abydos

Scorpion I

???

Thinis

Scorpion II

???

Hierakonpolis