Ancient Egypt was a civilization of historic Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lessen reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern-day state of Egypt. It is a single of 6 civilizations globally to arise independently. Egyptian civilization coalesced all-around 3150 BC (according to typical Egyptian chronology)[one] with the political unification of Higher and Decrease Egypt less than the 1st pharaoh.[2] The heritage of historic Egypt transpired in a series of steady Kingdoms, divided by periods of relative instability known as Intermediate Durations: the Aged Kingdom of the Early Bronze Age, the Middle Kingdom of the Middle Bronze Age and the New Kingdom of the Late Bronze Age.