Roman Numerals & Ancient Egypt

Roman Numerals & Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra jokes roman numbers

Cleopatra Jokes & Roman Numbers

Ancient Egypt’s history spans about MMD years. Modern scholars have categorized this history into ‘dynasties’ (a collection of people belonging to the same family who maintain power) & labeled each dynasty with a Roman numeral from I to XXX.

Dynasty I – c. 3100-2890 BCE

In 3100 BCE King Menes of Upper Egypt united Upper & Lower Egypt and founded the first Egyptian dynasty.

Dynasty III – arose around 2 700 BCE and ushered in the period referred to as ‘The Old Kingdom’. The Sphinx and The Pyramids at Giza were built during this era.

Tutankhamen – The Boy King – was a part of Dynasty XVIII. His tomb was found in MCMXXII and is a story worth reading.

Remesses II was the third pharaoh of the XIXth Dynasty. NB It is really interesting to research why we still remember him?

The rule of the pharaohs officially ended in XXI BCE when the Roman Empire conquered Egypt.

Cleopatra VII – Was the last Egyptian pharaoh. She died August XII, XXX BCE.


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