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January 2017 - The New Kingdom was a period of Ancient Egyptian history corresponding to the Late Bronze Age, about 1500-1200 BC, in the north-eastern corner of Africa.

During the time of the New Kingdom, Egyptian pharaohs conquered northward along the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean, into what is now Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. This created an Egyptian empire.

The Egyptian New Kingdom empire lasted until about 1200 BC, when it fell apart. Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria all became independent countries again, and Egypt entered the Third Intermediate Period.

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Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
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Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

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