Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom
2. Trade was an important part of the economy. What goods did Egypt receive from the following countries?
Nubia: ____Gold, Ebony, Ivory____________
Sinai: _____Copper and Turquoise_________
Syria: _____Lapos Lazuli, Silver____________
Byblos: ___ Cedar Wood_________________
3. What occurred that brought the Old Kingdom to an end (tell the story)?
When Pepi died, the central government fell apart.
In the 20 years that followed, Egypt could not work together and returned to the primitive times.
Nomes became independent again and were often at war.
4. Why is the Old Kingdom considered to be an intellectual high point of Egyptian civilization? Name two major achievements.
That is when they built the best pyramids. There were also major achievements in Math, Science and Writing.
5. Why is the period following the fall of the Old Kingdom known as the Dark Ages?
There was famine and war. The light of learning went out