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Old Kingdom

the period in the history of ancient Egypt, 2780–2280 b.c., comprising the 3rd to 6th dynasties, characterized by the predominance of Memphis.
Origin of Old Kingdom
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These are the chief gods of the Old Kingdom—that is to say, of the first six dynasties.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • The Serb of the Old Kingdom walks, the Serb of the mountain struts.

  • The glory of Silla was really past and the Old Kingdom was rapidly declining.

    Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
  • An Old Kingdom of Spain, in the northern and central part of the peninsula.

    Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
  • In all this part of his Old Kingdom the Moor lay low in defeat.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • It is in the period of the Old Kingdom that our story begins.

    The Religion of Numa Jesse Benedict Carter
  • Surigao, in the Old Kingdom of Caraga, is rich in gold which is very widely disseminated.

  • Just as innocuous—whatever the enemies of Yugoslavia may say—are the Communists in the Old Kingdom of Serbia.

  • The Serbs of Croatia have been imitating, nay exaggerating, the emphatic manners of their countrymen in the Old Kingdom.

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Old Kingdom

a period of Egyptian history: usually considered to extend from the third to the sixth dynasty (?2700–?2150 bc)
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