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The Old Kingdom
The Old Kingdom is the name given to the period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first peak of civilization. Egypt's Old kingdom was of the most the most dynamic periods in the development of Egyptian Art. During this period artists learned to express their culture's worldview, creating for the first time images and forms that endured for generations.
The Middle Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom (also known as the The Period Of Reunification) is the period in the history of ancient Egypt between about 2000 BC and 1700 BC, stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the twelfth dynasty. The Middle Kingdom began when Nebhepetre Mentuhotep the second reunited upper and lower Egypt setting the stage for a second great flowering of Egyptian culture.
The New Kingdom
The New Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC, covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties of Egypt. Late in the second intermediate period, the Theban rulers began to drive the Hyksos kings from the delta. This was finally accomplished by Ahmose, who reunited Egypt, ushering in the New Kingdom- the third great era of Egyptian Culture.