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Egyptian Empire

The New Kingdom at its zenith

The New Kingdom of Egypt, also referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century and the 11th century, covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries of Egypt. It was Egypt’s most prosperous time and marked the peak of its power.

The later part of this period, under the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties (1292-1069 BC) is also known as the Ramesside period, after the eleven pharaohs that took the name of Ramesses.