New Kingdom Egypt
New Kingdom Egypt (16th to 11th Century BCE) saw the development of the "Warrior Pharaoh" image, the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, and the flourishing of the Amun Re cult.
After Ahmose 1 expelled the Hyksos from Lower Egypt, a policy of empire building began, reaching its greatest height during the reign of Thutmose III. During this time, the Amun Re cult became the state religion, and pharaohs went to war "at the command of Amun", building temples and monuments to the God.
As well, the controversial female, Hatshepsut, became pharaoh. Akhenaten overturned Egypt's entire religious system by declaring Aten as the only god, during what is called the Amarna Revolution.
By the time of the Ramesside Period, religious order and stability had been restored, with Ramesses II ruling Egypt for sixty-five years. The New Kingdom lasted over 500 years, including three dynasties, and is described as the "golden age" in the history of this ancient land. This programme was filmed on location in 2010.
Duration: 60 minutes
KEY LEARNING AREAS
Geography The Change To New Kingdom Egypt:The Hyksos Sequenre Tao II - Kamose - Ahmose I Amun-Re Cult Society In The New Kingdom Growth of The Egyptian Empire 18th Dynasty
Thutmose Hatshepsut Thutmose II Thutmose III Maintenance of the Empire18th Dynasty
Thutmose IV The Armarna Revolution18th Dynasty Amenhotep III Akhenaten Tutankhamun
The Ramesside Period 19th & 20th Dynasty - Ramesses II
Historical Periods Egypt - Societies & Change - Studies of Conflict & Political Structure
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2:39 The Change to New Kingdom Egypt : The Hyksos
4:51 Sequenre Tao II - Kamose - Ahmose I
7:08 Amun-Re Cult
11:18 Society In The New Kingdom
14:23 Growth Of The Egyptian Empire 18th Dynasty
16:12 Thutmose I
18:17 Hatshepsut - Thutmose II
27:09 Thutmose III
31:52 Maintenance of the Empire 18th Dynasty
36:36 Thutmose IV
38:44 The Amarna Revolution 18th Dynasty - Amenhotep III - Akhenaten - Tutankhamun
48:43 THE Ramesside Period 19th & 20th Dynasty - Ramesses II