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Research Article: Ancient Egypt 2675-332 B.c.e.: Literature

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Important Events in Literature

All dates in this chronology are approximations (c.) and occur before the common era (B.C.E.).

3300–3000 The earliest hieroglyphic writing emerges in the town of Abydos in Middle Egypt. This pre-dates the earliest Sumerian writing in Mesopotamia by about 300 years.
2625–2170 Old Egyptian, the oldest known stage of the ancient Egyptian language, is written in hieroglyphs and hieratic, a cursive writing system based on hieroglyphs.
The first Egyptian literature includes the Pyramid Texts, the funeral service for the king carved on the interior walls of the pyramids of kings and autobiographies of noblemen carved on the walls of their tombs.
2625–2532 The earliest autobiographical inscriptions suggest that a man achieves self-worth by fulfilling responsibilities to his father.
2532–2425 Autobiographies of the late Fourth and the Fifth Dynasties portray a man's self-worth as being based on...

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