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