Egyptology is the study of Ancient
Egypt and Egyptian antiquities. Egyptology covers the history of Ancient
Egypt from the Pre-dynastic Period and moving through all the periods
and dynasties until 30 BC. The ability to study the subject of
Egyptology in any depth became possible following the discovery of the
Rosetta Stone and the subsequent deciphering of the Ancient Egyptian
associated with studying Egyptology!
Egyptology is a relatively new
subject but it covers events which occurred thousands of years ago.
Egyptology and Ancient Egyptian archaeology is in a state of constant
transition, with much of the terminology and chronology in dispute and
subject to change due to new technology, facts and information that
becomes available. A prime example of this is that in 1968 and 1978
x-ray examination of the Tutankhamun mummy lead to significant
speculation that the young King Tut had been killed by a blow on his
head. By 2005 this changed when a further examination using
a CT scan on the mummy revealed that the skull
injury was likely to have been caused during the embalming process. The
problem is that no one knows for sure
exactly what happened! Then there's the terminology, religion and the
culture which is alien to Western Society. Conflicting and incorrect
information add to the problems when studying the subject of Egyptology.
But problems aside, it is without doubt the most interesting and
fascinating subject to study!
The Time Periods
covered in Egyptology
The subject of Egyptology, stretches over 3000 years and
encompasses hundreds of Pharaohs. Because of this massive time span and timeline
Egyptologists have divided the different historical times into Periods,
Kingdoms and Dynasties. The Kingdoms
were politically organized communities with a monarchical form
of government headed by a King, Queen or Pharaoh. The
Ancient Egyptian dynasties were families which retained
political power across generations. The Periods
were distinct evolutionary or developmental phases in
Ancient Egypt and the
Intermediate Periods covered the time between the end of an old
period or Kingdom to the start of a new period or Kingdom,
allowing for possible anomalies in dates.
Our various Ancient Egyptian Timelines provide a time-driven list of
pharaohs, periods, kingdoms and dynasties with the generally accepted
dates of each of these times.
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The best advice we can give is to
check our sitemap to see exactly what info is provided. It is presented
much like an Encyclopaedia of Egyptology with direct links to all pages.
The website was designed to be used as a free
internet information resource for students studying Egyptology. The King
Tut Sitemap provides clear links to comprehensive information regarding
all aspects of Egyptology and specialises in the life and death of the
Details of the most famous
Egyptologists can be accessed by clicking the following link:
Each section of this website addresses all topics and
provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of
Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details
of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject
of the Ancient Egyptians!