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Aug

Third Dynasty

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Third Dynasty

Egypt Enters its Pyramid Age

2686 to 2613 BC

Period

Seat of Power

Factions

Dating System

Old Kingdom

Memphis

n/a

Shaw and Nicholson

 

The Third Dynasty marks a period of stability, prosperity, and centralized power known as the Old Kingdom.  Djoser becomes the first pharaoh to build a pyramid and sets the standard for Egyptian royalty for centuries to come.

 

Name of Ruler

Years of Reign

Capitol

Djoser (Netjerikhet)                      

2667 to 2648 BC

Memphis

Sanakhte

???

Memphis

Sekhemkhet

2648 to 2640 BC

Memphis

Khaba

2640 to 2637 BC

Memphis

Huni

2637 to 2613 BC

Memphis