Map of Ancient Egypt

Historical maps are great tool for understanding the past. You can see when you look at a map of ancient Egypt why people lived only along the river.

Egypt from space

This picture was generated from a satellite image. Public domain.

When you color a historical map of ancient Egypt you can see the boundaries of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms and why the older kingdoms ended at the second cataract of the Nile. You can draw on trade routes, invasion routes, cities, tombs, neighboring civilizations, and areas of conquest.

Here’s a Ancient Egypt Map for you to customize with the information you learn about in your reading.

Ancient Egypt Map

The map below shows the boundaries of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms of Egypt, trade routes, oasis, cataracts on the Nile, plus the cities and tombs.  Start by coloring the 3 kingdoms.  Then color and label the oases.  Finally color the desert and the water.

ancient-egypt-map-colored

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2 Responses to Map of Ancient Egypt

  1. Cleopatra, Egypt says:

    Bravo!
    Though I don't see the point of New and Old Kingdom… How would the map help you understand this part? 🙂
    Great idea though!

  2. Michelle says:

    There were three distinct periods of Egyptian Civilization: the old, middle, and new kingdoms. The colored map shows the boundaries of all three. Over time the Egyptians expanded their sphere of influence. The black and white printable map does not show this, you have to fill in the information you wish to include yourself.

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