Egypt is recorded to be one of most strongest ancient empires among others of Syria, Babylon, Persia and Greek. Egypt had it share of conquering other empires like Israel. So did the once greatest empire ever conquered by Greek? All the above mentioned empires with the exception of Israel and Babylon conquered Egypt, and at long last, the long centuries of powerful dynasty Egypt has come to an end.
Before we dive into the topic “did Greek conquered Egypt? First you should know Egypt was once a powerful empire and it contributed massively on inventions. There are Ancient Africa inventions that changed the world even as today
The date is very significant, in 332 BC, a young Greek Prince arrives as the head of a victorious army. He is Alexander the Great Alexander. His actions there are the first indication of how he will set about keeping control of distant conquests, places with their own cultural traditions. One method is to establish outposts of Greek culture. In Egypt he built the greatest of the cities known by his name; Alexandria.
Alexander the Great stepped on the soil of Egypt at an early stage of his conquering quest. He had overtook other empires like Persia and other great cities. When he conquered Egypt, Alexander the Great, the emperor of Greek ruled over Egypt himself.
After Alexander’s death, in 323 BC, his empire was divided among his generals. Egypt fell to Ptolemy, whose descendants would give Egypt her final dynasty – a glittering one, albeit largely Greek in flavour. Its capital was the city established by the conqueror himself.
Ptolemaic Egypt began when a follower of Alexander the Great Ptolemy I Soter declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt in 305 BC and ended with the death of Queen Cleopatra VIIand the Roman conquest in 30 BC. The Ptolemaic Kingdom was a powerful Hellenistic state, extending from southern Syria in the east, to Cyrene in the west, and south to the frontier with Nubia. Alexandria became the capital city and a center of Greek culture and trade.
To gain recognition by the native Egyptian populace, he referred to himself as the successor to the Pharaoh. The later Ptolemies took on Egyptian traditions, had himself portrayed on public monuments in Egyptian style and dress, and participated in Egyptian religious life. Hellenistic culture continued to thrive in Egypt well after the Muslim conquest.
Eventually the Ptolemies faced rebellions of native Egyptians often caused by an unwanted regime and were involved in foreign and civil wars that led to the decline of the kingdom and its annexation by Rome.
Egypt added its quota to making the world advance before the fall of that majestic empire. Not only Egypt but other Africa empires and emperors like Africa kingdoms that existed before Christ contributed and the world is still benefiting from their works in this 21st century.
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