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Pharaohs and Kings of Ancient Egypt
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King Menes
  • Was King of Upper Egypt
  • United Upper and Lower Egypt
  • He is known for combining the two crowns
  • White crown for Upper Egypt, red crown for Lower
    Egypt
  • His death is believed to be by wild dogs and
    crocodiles

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King Khufu
  • Known for creating the largest pyramid at Giza
  • Ruled during 4th Dynasty
  • Also known as Cheops

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Queen Hatshepsut
  • Married her half brother Thutmose II
  • Ruled with Thutmose III, Thutmose II son by
    another wife
  • Appointed herself pharaoh
  • Disappeared when Thutmose III led a revolt to
    gain power

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Thutmose III
  • Destroyed as much evidence as possible of his
    stepmother/ aunt
  • Known as great military leader
  • Napoleon of Ancient Egypt
  • In his 54 years of rule, he captured over 350
    cities
  • Buried in the Valley of the Kings (KV 34)

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Amenhotep IV/ Akhenaten
  • Changed Ancient Egyptian Religion to monotheism
  • Took the name Akhenaten, which means servant to
    Aten
  • Aten, god and disk of the sun
  • Married to Nefertiti
  • Believed to be the father of Tutankhamun
  • Often considered the heretic king

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Tutankhamun
  • Known as the Boy King
  • Married one of his half sisters
  • Helped to restore the Ancient Egyptian belief in
    polytheism
  • Took over the throne when he was only 9
  • Died around the age of 19 due to a head injury
  • Buried in the Valley of the Kings (KV 62)

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Ramesses II
  • Known as Ramesses the Great
  • Had 200 wives, 96 sons and 60 daughters
  • Believed to have lived for 96 years
  • He was originally buried in the Valley of the
    Kings, but was moved to avoid looting

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Valley of the Kings
  • Used from the 18th Dynasty to 20th Dynasty
  • Common burial ground for kings/ pharaohs
  • Often robbed by common thieves
  • Recent discoveries have occur in KV 5, this is
    Ramesses II tomb of his sons
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Title: Pharaohs and Kings of Ancient Egypt


1
Pharaohs and Kings of Ancient Egypt
2
King Menes
  • Was King of Upper Egypt
  • United Upper and Lower Egypt
  • He is known for combining the two crowns
  • White crown for Upper Egypt, red crown for Lower
    Egypt
  • His death is believed to be by wild dogs and
    crocodiles

3
King Khufu
  • Known for creating the largest pyramid at Giza
  • Ruled during 4th Dynasty
  • Also known as Cheops

4
Queen Hatshepsut
  • Married her half brother Thutmose II
  • Ruled with Thutmose III, Thutmose II son by
    another wife
  • Appointed herself pharaoh
  • Disappeared when Thutmose III led a revolt to
    gain power

5
Thutmose III
  • Destroyed as much evidence as possible of his
    stepmother/ aunt
  • Known as great military leader
  • Napoleon of Ancient Egypt
  • In his 54 years of rule, he captured over 350
    cities
  • Buried in the Valley of the Kings (KV 34)

6
Amenhotep IV/ Akhenaten
  • Changed Ancient Egyptian Religion to monotheism
  • Took the name Akhenaten, which means servant to
    Aten
  • Aten, god and disk of the sun
  • Married to Nefertiti
  • Believed to be the father of Tutankhamun
  • Often considered the heretic king

7
Tutankhamun
  • Known as the Boy King
  • Married one of his half sisters
  • Helped to restore the Ancient Egyptian belief in
    polytheism
  • Took over the throne when he was only 9
  • Died around the age of 19 due to a head injury
  • Buried in the Valley of the Kings (KV 62)

8
Ramesses II
  • Known as Ramesses the Great
  • Had 200 wives, 96 sons and 60 daughters
  • Believed to have lived for 96 years
  • He was originally buried in the Valley of the
    Kings, but was moved to avoid looting

9
Valley of the Kings
  • Used from the 18th Dynasty to 20th Dynasty
  • Common burial ground for kings/ pharaohs
  • Often robbed by common thieves
  • Recent discoveries have occur in KV 5, this is
    Ramesses II tomb of his sons
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