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B.C. 305

286 Alexandrian Library founded. Septuagint made.

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PTOLEMIES.
Ptolemy I., Soter, son of Lagus, founded the Alexandrian
Library

Ptolemy II., Philadelphus, built the Pharos, founded Berenice on the Red Sea, and Arsinoë; he employed Manetho to compile a history of Egypt and its gods from native authorities, and caused the Greek version of the Old Testament to be made.

Ptolemy III., Euergetes I.
Ptolemy IV., Philopator, founded the temple of Edfu.
Ptolemy V., Epiphanes.
Ptolemy VI., Eupator, died in this year.
Ptolemy VII., Philometor.
Ptolemy VIII., murdered by Physcon.

Ptolemy IX., Euergetes II. or Physcon, reigned conjointly with Ptolemy VII. (B.C. 170—165).

Ptolemy X., Soter II., Philometor II., or Lathyrus reigned conjointly with Cleopatra III. ; he was banished B.C. 106, and recalled B.C. 87.

Ptolemy XI., Alexander I., made co-regent. banished B.C. 89 and slain B.C. 87.

Ptolemy XII., Alexander II., is slain.

Ptolemy XIII., Neos Dionysos or Auletes, became king of Egypt; he died B.C. 52.

Ptolemy XIV., Dionysos II., banished his co-regent Cleopatra VII., Cæsar arrived in Egypt to support Cleopatra, and Ptolemy XIV. was drowned.

Ptolemy XV., brother of Cleopatra VII., appointed her coregent ; he was murdered at her wish.

Ptolemy XVI., Cæsarion, was named co-regent.

Antony ordered Cleopatra to appear before him, and was seduced by her charms; he killed himself, and Cleopatra died by the bite of an asp.

ROMANS. Cæsar Augustus became master of the Roman Empire, and Cornelius Gallus the first prefect of Egypt ; under the third prefect, Aelius Gallus, Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians, invaded Egypt, but was defeated.

He was

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42 Death of Cleopatra.

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Egypt be.
comes a
Roman
Province.

A.D. 14

Tiberius. In his reign Germanicus went to Egypt, sailing up the Nile from the city of Canopus to Thebes, where he visited the temples of Luxor and Karnak, and heard the priest read on the pylons the names of conquered nations which still exist on them by: the score. Passing over to the other side of the river, Tacitus tells us (II., 61) that he saw the stone image of Memnon, which, when struck by the sun's rays, gave out the sound of a human voice, and there is little Germani

cus travels doubt that he visited the Tombs of the Kings, the Ramesseum

through and the temples at Medînet Habû. He passed on to Syene, Egypt. where he visited the island of Elephantine, and either going up or coming down the river, he saw Lake Moeris and the Pyramids. Caligula.

37 Claudius.

41 Nero. In his reign Christianity was first preached in 55 Egypt by Saint Mark. The Blemmyes made raids upon the Blemmyes southern frontier of Egypt.

Egypt. Vespasian. Jerusalem destroyed, A.D. 70.

69 Domitian builds temples to Isis and Serapis at Rome.

82 Trajan. The Amnis Trajanus, or canal which joined the

98 Nile and Red Sea, re-opened. Hadrian. He visited Egypt twice.

117 Marcus Aurelius.

161 Commodus.

180 Septimius Severus.

193 Caracalla visited Egypt, and caused a large number of young men to be massacred in Alexandria. Macrinus.

217 Elagabalus.

218 Decius.

249 Valerianus.

253 Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, invaded Egypt.

268 Aurelian. Zenobia dethroned A.D. 273.

270 Probus.

276 Diocletian. “Pompey's Pillar" erected A.D. 302. The 284 Copts date the era of the Martyrs from the day of Diocletian's accession to the throne (August 29). Constantine the Great.

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AD. 337 379

Constantius.

Theodosius I., the Great, proclaimed Christianity the religion of his empire.

BYZANTINES.

395

408

450

Arcadius, Emperor of the East.
Theodosius II.

Marcianus. In this reign Silco invaded Egypt, with his
Nubian followers.

474
481

Zeno.
Anastasius.
Justinian.

Heraclius expelled the Persians from Egypt after they had held it, under Chosroes, for ten years.

527 610

quest of

MUHAMMADANS. 638

'Amr ibn el-'Âşi conquers Egypt, and the country becomes Arab con- a part of the Muḥammadan empire for about nine hundred Egypt.

years. 1517

Selim I., of Constantinople, deposes Tumân Bey, and

Egypt becomes a Turkish Pashalik. 1798 Napoleon Bonaparte stormed Alexandria, battle of the

Pyramids, and French fleet destroyed off Abukir by the

English. 1801 The French compelled by the English to evacuate Egypt. 1805

Muhammad 'Ali appointed Pasha of Egypt. 1848 Ibrahîm Pasha. 1849 Death of Muhammad 'Ali. 1854

Såid Pasha. During his reign the Balak Museum was

founded, and the excavation of the Suez Canal began. 1863 Ismåîl, son of Ibrâhîm Pasha, made Khedive. Sue.

Canal opened, 1869. 1882 Massacre of Europeans at Alexandria, bombardment of

the town by the English fleet in July ; Egypt was occupied

by English troops, and 'Arabi Pasha defeated. 1885

Murder of Gordon, and abandonment of the Sûdân. 1892 English troops continue to occupy Egypt.

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