The History of Ancient Egypt[edit | edit source]

Old Kingdom : 3rd through 6th dynasties[edit | edit source]

During the time of the 4th dynasty, the art of embalming was developed, leading eventually to the process of mummification. With the death of the last Pharaoh of the 6th dynasty, the Old Kingdom collapsed, and Egypt fell into a period of disunion.

History of Ancient Egypt
History (periods): Predynastic Period | Early Dynastic Period | Old Kingdom | First Intermediate Period | Middle Kingdom | Second Intermediate Period | New Kingdom | Third Intermediate Period | Late Period
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