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Egypt (Middle Kingdom), c. 2050–1650 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...At the end of the third millennium BCE, the moist Neolithic Period ended in northeastern Africa. Reduced precipitation in Ethiopia caused lower levels for the Nile floods and consequently catastrophic famines in Egypt. This development may...