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The Naqada Period

The Naqada Period is the main predynastic period of Egypt. It covers roughly the time between 4000 - 3000 BC. During this thousand years Egypt developed from a series of small-scale farming communities of different material culture into one of the earliest urban civilisations and the first 'nation-state').

The Naqada Period is divided into three main sub-periods.

very typical is the pottery
there are already some urban centres
rich tombs show the appearance of social differences
some objects indicate foreign trade
arts and crafts reached already a high level

see also

the chronology of the Naqada Period | models on the political development | Naqada Period art


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