World History 1 52 - 4.2 Egypt’s New Kingdom

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain the causes and consequences of the Hyksos invasion
  • Analyze the successes and failures of key New Kingdom pharaohs
  • Discuss Egypt’s interaction with its neighbors via immigration and trade
  • Identify the political and religious innovations of Egypt’s New Kingdom

During the New Kingdom period, Egyptian pharaohs reunited Upper and Lower Egypt following two centuries of foreign rule. They also ended the isolation that had been typical of the Old and Middle Kingdoms and embarked on expansionist conquests. The New Kingdom pharaohs were among the greatest warriors and builders in Egyptian history. As a result of their conquests, trade flourished with the Near East and other areas, and significant advances took place in the arts.

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The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 1: to 1500 textbook by Openstax