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Ancient Egyptians - The New Kingdom
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about the New Kingdom. Discover fascinating facts about the History of Egypt and the New Kingdom.
 
Definition of the New Kingdom
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Historical Overview of the New Kingdom

The Kings and Pharaohs of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties who ruled during the New Kingdom time period

The famous people and events of the New Kingdom
The 18th Dynasty of Tutankhamen, Akhenaten and Hatshepsut

The 19th Dynasty of the New Kingdom included Seti I and Ramses the Great believed to be the Pharaohs opposed to Moses in the Bible

An overview of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians - The New Kingdom
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Definition of the New Kingdom
Definition: The New Kingdom is the name of a period in ancient Egyptian History. historians divide the years of ancient Egyptian history and civilisation into the following historical time periods, which include the period known as the New Kingdom. The dates of the New Kingdom were 1550 -1069 BCE and extended from the 18th to the 20th dynasty. For additional information refer to:

Historical Overview of the New Kingdom
The New Kingdom was noted for its territorial expansion and its richness of architecture and art under rulers such as Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Akhenaten, a king of the 18th dynasty, instigated a religious revolution based at Armana. The pyramidal form of royal tomb was abandoned many New Kingdom rulers were buried in tombs that were hidden in the Valley of the Kings in western Thebes. The New Kingdom was a time of increased devotion to the state god Amun-Ra. The New Kingdom was marked by the famous pharaohs of the 18th dynasty that included Tutankhamen, his father, the 'heretic pharaoh' Akhenaten and Queen Hatshepsut. Seti I and Ramses II (Ramses the Great) are also famous as they are believed to have been most likely pharaohs who opposed Moses in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The rise of the 19th Dynasty which was founded by Ramses I. His grandson, Ramses II, aka as Ramses the Great, reigned for 67 years and was an untiring builder. The kings of Egypt were not called 'Pharaoh' until the middle of the period of the New Kingdom but is now a common term used to describe all of the ancient rulers of ancient Egypt. 

Facts about the New Kingdom
The following facts provide a fast overview of the history of Egyptian civilization during the historical period known as the New Kingdom.

Ancient Egypt - The New Kingdom Fact Sheet

Fact 1:

The period in ancient Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom was the time when Egypt reached the height of its power.
 

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Military campaigns were launched during the period of the New Kingdom and the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean came under Egyptian rule.
 

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The ancient Egyptians fought against the Hittites for control of the lucrative trade routes to Mesopotamia, Pharaoh Ramses the Great fought the Hittites in the Battle of Kadesh.
 

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The New Kingdom saw the rise of the 18th dynasty and the turbulent reigns of Akhenaten and Nefertiti,  the boy king Tutankhamen and the reign of Queen Hatshepsut.
 

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The Pharaohs of the 19th Dynasty were the pharaohs connected with Moses and the Bible including Pharaohs Seti I and Ramses the Great.
 

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Egypt conquered Nubia, a major source of gold, and Viceroys were appointed during the period of the New Kingdom to act on behalf of the pharaoh.
 

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The role of the Viceroys were to control the population, develop new trade agreement with Africa and to collect annual tributes form the Nubians
 

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The Ancient Egyptians of the New Kingdom experienced the influences & cultures of foreign civilizations. The Hyksos, the foreign rulers of the Middle Kingdom, had introduced the horse and the chariot to ancient Egypt, changing ancient Egyptian methods of warfare.
 

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The New Kingdom was a period of great wealth, luxury and power.
 

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The Egyptian Priests of the New Kingdom acquired unprecedented power, new religious cult centers emerged bringing great wealth to many cities
 

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It was not all good news during the New Kingdom. The oppressed Nubians retaliated, launched their own military campaign and conquered Egypt but they only retained their power for under 100 years.
 

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During the period of the New Kingdom the Pyramid Texts and the Coffin Texts evolved into the Book of the Dead. The Book of the Dead was a collection of texts which the ancient Egyptian people believed would provide them with magical knowledge and magic spells to overcome the obstacles and dangers that would be experienced in the perilous journey through the underworld.
 

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Every Egyptian aspired to own his own personalized version of the Book of the Dead
 

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There was a surge in funerary and mortuary religious beliefs of ancient Egyptians and a need for protective amulets and talismans.
 

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The Pharaoh Akhenaten (the father of Tutankhamen) established a new religious order worshipping the sun god Aten.
 

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It was a religious revolution during which Akhenaten attempted to ban the worship of any of the old gods. He built a new city called Amarna and demanded that people moved there. The temples of the old gods were closed. Akhenaten alienated both the Egyptian people and the priests.
 

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The Armana period of Akhenaten lasted for only for 16 years from 1349BC - 1333BC. Akhenaten abdicated and the old order was restored. The priests named Akhenaten the 'Heretic Pharaoh' attempted to erase his name from all records.
 

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Pyramids were abandoned in favor of rock tombs and rulers of the 18th dynasty were buried in the Valley of the Kings which were a Target for the tomb raiders.
 

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The New Kingdom was a period of new ideas but ultimately led back to the culture of 'old' Egypt but it was still the age of experimentation and invention.
 

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Facts about the New Kingdom
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Ancient Egyptian History and the New Kingdom
The Egyptologists and historians divide the years of ancient Egyptian history and civilisation into the following historical time periods, which include the period known as the New Kingdom.
 

Ancient Egyptian Time Periods

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New Kingdom Pharaohs and Kings
The kings of Egypt were not called 'Pharaoh' until the period of the New Kingdom following the reign of Hatshepsut in the 18th Dynasty. The title 'Pharaoh' literally means "great house" referring to the royal palace. The title of Pharaoh was added to the other titles before the ruler's name. The title of 'Pharaoh was added following the expulsion of the Hyksos (meaning "foreign rulers") at the end of the seventeenth dynasty (c.1560 BC), to indicate that the king was Egyptian and descended from the sun god Ra. 'Pharaoh' is the term we commonly use today to describe all of the rulers and kings of ancient Egypt. New Kingdom Kings and Pharaohs and their reigns are detailed on the following charts.

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties - Major Time Periods in Ancient Egypt History
The main ancient Egyptian history time periods are:

 

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The Dynasties of the New Kingdom of Egypt
Dynasties consisted of a succession of kings from the same family who succeeded each other on the throne by right of inheritance. The Dynasties of the New Kingdom extended from 18th to the 20th dynasty.

Ancient Egyptian Dynasties

New Kingdom Pharaohs and Kings of the 18th Dynasty
The pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty ruled for approximately 250 years (c. 15501298 BC). New Kingdom Kings and Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty are the most famous in ancient Egyptian history and include the legendary boy-king Tutankhamen and his father, the 'heretic pharaoh' Akhenaten with his wife the beautiful Nefertiti. Hatshepsut was one of the most successful pharaohs but there was considerable opposition to a woman as ruler, and after her death her name and image, like that of Akhenaten were frequently defaced.

18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom - Line of Succession

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New Kingdom Pharaohs and Kings of the 19th Dynasty
The pharaohs of the 19th Dynasty ruled for approximately 110 years from c1292 to 1187 BCE. New Kingdom Kings and Pharaohs of the 19th dynasty ruled during the time period relating to Moses and the Exodus. There is no mention in ancient Egyptian historical records of the exodus or any of the ten plagues but the pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II (Ramses the Great) are believed to have been most likely pharaohs who opposed Moses as detailed in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The Hittites were enemies of Egypt during this period in which both nations fought for control of the lucrative trade routes and rich metal resources that were accessed via Northern Syria to the trade routes to Mesopotamia. Pharaoh Ramses the Great fought the Hittites in the Battle  of Kadesh.
 
Pharaohs of the 19th Dynasty

New Kingdom Pharaohs and Kings of the 20th Dynasty
The pharaohs of the 20th Dynasty ruled for approximately 120 years from c1187 to 1064 BC. New Kingdom Kings and Pharaohs of the 20th dynasty included Pharaoh Ramses III who is famous for the 'harem conspiracy' in which Queen Tiye attempted to assassinate the pharaoh.

Pharaohs of the 20th DynastyAncient Egypt

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