Who Were the Ancient Egyptians and How Long Did the Ancient Egyptian Empire Last?

The ancient Egyptians were a people who settled on the banks of the Nile River in northern Africa.

Almost 4,500 years ago, they created a magnificent empire that lasted nearly three thousand years.

Most ancient Egyptians worked as field hands, farmers, craftsmen and scribes.

Craftsmen in ancient Egypt were usually trained and skilled labourers. They were often well-respected in the community and had a comfortable lifestyle.

Ancient Egypt reached its pinnacle during the New Kingdom, after which it entered a period of slow decline.

The rule of the pharaohs officially ended in 31 BC when Egypt fell to the Roman Empire and became a Roman province.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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