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Old Kingdom

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noun
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for old kingdom

Old Kingdom

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