An orthographic projection map detailing the present-day location and territorial extent of Egypt in Northern and Eastern Africa; as well as, Western Asia.

This is a list of conflicts in Egypt arranged chronologically from ancient to modern times. This list includes any raid, strike, skirmish, siege, sacking, and/or battle (land, naval, and air) that occurred on the territories of what may today be referred to as "Arab Republic of Egypt"; however, in which the conflict itself may have only been part of an operation of a campaign in a theater of a greater war (e.g. any and/or all border, undeclared, colonial, proxy, liberation, global wars, etc.). There may also be periods of violent, civil unrest listed; such as, shootouts, spree killings, massacres, terrorist attacks, coups, assassinations, regicides, riots, rebellions, revolutions, and civil wars (as well as wars of succession and/or independence). The list might also contain episodes of human sacrifice, mass suicide, and ethnic cleansing/genocide.

Prehistoric times

Prehistoric Egypt

Ancient times

Early Dynastic Period of Egypt

Map showing Lower Egypt with historical nome divisions numbered (Lower Egypt is north of Cairo, downriver along the Nile River's drainage divide.) Memphis, the capital city of the nome Inebu-hedj in Lower Egypt is labeled here with a star. c. 3100 BCE.
Map showing Upper Egypt with historical nome divisions numbered (Upper Egypt is south of Cairo, upriver along the Nile River's drainage divide all the way up to the first cataract after Aswan.) Thebes, the capital city of the nome Waset in Upper Egypt is labeled here with a star. c. 3100 BCE.

Old Kingdom of Egypt

First Intermediate Period of Egypt

Middle Kingdom of Egypt

Second Intermediate Period of Egypt

New Kingdom of Egypt

Map of the ancient near east showing the extent of the Egyptian Empire c. 1450 BCE.

Third Intermediate Period of Egypt

Late Period of Egypt

Map based on the description by Herodotus showing the possible paths taken by the forces of: the Persian Emperor Cambyses II of the Persian Empire's army (labeled with a black line) and the Egyptian Pharaoh Amasis II of the twenty-sixth dynasty of Egypt's eunuchs (labeled with a red line), sent after the Greek Phanes of Halicarnassus (path labeled with a blue line.) The territory of the Persian Empire is in green. Memphis (labeled with a red diamond) had been captured after the Battle of Pelusium (labeled with a red star) in 525 BCE, having followed the Capture of Babylon in 539 BCE. The itinerary paths depicted are supposed and by no means certain.

Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt

Roman Province of Egypt

Animated map showing the expansion of Rome from the time it was the Roman Kingdom in 500 BCE all through its transition into the Roman Republic, then the Roman Empire, then Western Roman Empire, and finally its fall as the Eastern Roman Empire in 1461 CE.

Medieval period

Byzantine Diocese of Egypt

Sassanid Empire

Rashidun Caliphate

Map detailing both Umar's (dashed blue line) and Zubayr's (dotted blue line) routes during the Muslim conquest of Egypt (639 CE – 642 CE.) The Rashidun Caliphate in green and the Eastern Roman Empire in red.

Abbasid Caliphate

Ayyubid dynasty

Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt

Modern Times

Eyalet of Egypt

Map detailing the expansion of Egypt during the Muhammad Ali dynasty from the reign of Muhammad Ali of Egypt (17 May 1805 CE – 2 March 1848 CE) up until 1914 CE.

Khedivate of Egypt

Sultanate of Egypt

Kingdom of Egypt

Republic of Egypt

United Arab Republic

Arab Republic of Egypt

  • 21–24 July 1977 Libyan-Egyptian War
  • 25 January 2011 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Aftermath
  • See also


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