How many Egyptians were there in the Middle Kingdom?

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How many Egyptians were there in the Middle Kingdom?

Christian Charles Josias von Bunsen:

Christian Charles Josias von Bunsen was born in Korbach, which is in present-day Germany, at the end of the 18th century. He spent much of his life studying ancient history. He was responsible for creating the classification system of periods of ancient Egyptian history, including the Middle Kingdom.

Answer and Explanation:

While exact population numbers are unknown, historians have made estimates of the number of people in Egypt during ancient history. The Middle Kingdom runs from circa the end of the third millennium to the middle of the second millennium B.C.E. Around this time, historians estimate that there may have been between one and one and a half million people living in Egypt. That being said, by the end of the second millennium B.C.E., the population is believed to have been between two and three million people. Some of that growth could have occurred during the Middle Kingdom.


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