Welcome to the Old Kingdom at the Polk Museum
555 Polk Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
Step Back In Time from (2686 BC-2181)
Welcome to the Old Kingdom, the period of time when Egypt was ruled from 2686 BC –
2181 BC. The first of the three "kingdom" periods, this was a time made up of dynasties.
- The Beginning: Third Dynasty
- Golden Age: Fourth Dynasty
- Decline and collapse: Fifth – Sixth Dynasties
I have collected 5 artifacts that represent this dynamic period of Egypt. As we know, the
Egyptian people were well known for their appreciation of beauty, monumental
structures, sculptures, art, jewelry, and their strong desire to preserve life after death.
Please click on any of the photos below to be taken to the location of that artifact and
learn more about each unique piece. Click on the scarab beetle to go back to the home
page from any room. I hope you find your tour to be both informative and enjoyable!