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Ancient Egypt - Biographies
The Ancient Egyptian civilization spanned more than 3,000 years. During that time period there were at least 30 Dynasties and 170 individual "god-kings" that ruled the "Upper and Lower Kingdoms". Since the Egyptian civilization dates back to the very beginning of recorded history information on the many of the kings is sparse. Kings often had their names "erased" from monuments and left out of the "list of kings" if they had offended their successors. Below are some of the better known kings of Egypt.

Menes (Narmer)
The first king of the Upper and Lower kingdoms of Egypt.

Khufu
Built the first and largest Great Pyramid at Giza.

Khafre
Built the second Great Pyramid at Giza.

Menkaure
Built the third Great Pyramid at Giza.

Queen Hatshepsut
The first female Egyptian King and one of the first woman leaders of any civilization.

Thutmose III
Sometimes called the "Napolean of ancient Egypt" for his successful military campaigns.

Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton)
The "heretic-pharoah" one of the most controversial of all Egyptian kings.

Nefertiti
Considered by many as one of the most beautiful women in antiquity.

Tutankhamen
The finding of King Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter launched a world-wide interest in Egypt's history that made King Tut a household name.

Rameses II
One of the greatest monument builders and longest reigning Pharoahs.

Alexander the Great
The Macedonain conquerer, Alexander the Great became Pharoah after defeating the Persians.

Ptolemy
The first king of the last dynasty.

Cleopatra
The famous Cleopatra tried to maintain her rule of Egypt in the shadow of the Roman empire.



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