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Chasten Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Transcript of Chasten Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian farmers grew things like: wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates, vines, flax, and grain!
There were three seasons in the eyes of a farmer: Akhet, Peret, and Shemu. Akhet was the flooding season, Peret was the growing season, and Shemu was the harvesting season.
Ancient Egyptian farmers had simple tools, such as: winnowing scoops, hoes, rakes, flint-bladed sickles and ploughs.
The Egyptians grew their crops along the banks of the River Nile on the rich black soil after Ahket, the flooding season.
Ancient Egyptian Farmers!
Ancient Egyptian slaves could be house servants,gardeners, farm laborers, musicians, dancers, scribes, & accountants.
Ancient Egyptian slaves were prisoners of war. Meaning they could come from all over the world!
Children of slaves were the owner's property.
80% of slaves were peasants.
There was not a lot of found evidence that slaves built pyramids.
Slaves of royal families were held in high regard.
Egyptian life depended upon the Nile river, which ran from the south to the Mediterranian Sea.The Nile gave water for drinking and growing, and provided transportation. The Egyptian's calendar was based on the yearly cycle of the Nile river; Akhet (flooding) Peret (growing) and Shemu (harvesting).It began in July, when the floods came. As roads could not be built on desert that flooded each year, the Nile was their main road.The river flowed to the north, while winds blew south aiding travelers going both directions. During the flooding season, the Nile flooded spreading rich soil throughout the land. This allowed the Egyptians to grow crops in the desert.
1. People lived along the Nile river for the many benefits it gave them, as they lived in a desert. These benefits included; water for drinking and growing crops, transportation, and they could hunt the river animals such as hippos.
2. The ways they settled near the Nile tells a lot about how they lived. To write scrolls they needed papyrus, which grew on the papyrus plant near the Nile river. The river provided their main source of transportation. The river water provided water for crops and drinking.
3. Some dangers of Ancient Egypt was the people themselves. Rulers were cruel, And killed many. There was also hippos and raiders. From the battles with other nearby areas, many people were killed.
4. Considering the Ancient Egyptians lived in a desert with out modern technology, such as fans and air conditioners, the river provided
bathing water, some meat, and water for both drinking and growing crops for more food. The Nile was the full package!
Artisans could be: carpenters who made furniture,
Jewelers who made jewelry,
Painters who portrayed scenes of everyday life Sculptors,
Stone carvers, and
Weavers, who could be women and wove fabric and made clothing. As you can see, artisans were quite helpful. Some lucky ones were even chosen to create the hieroglyphics in the pyramids, a incredibly high honor. Artisans basically made all of the artful things.
Scribes were the writers and note takers of ancient Egypt. Scribes were the only people who learned how to read and write. Scribes were usually men, though women were able to become scribes. To become a scribe, you had to attend a special school. scribes learned how to write by copying scripts and hieroglyphics onto papyrus or limestone fragments.
Noblemen were very rich people, who ate expensive foods and wore nice clothes. Noblemen were the typical rich man, nice clothing, great food, and of course, little work. Their houses were beautiful, and lavish, with colored carpet, high walls, as if to say "I'm a rich mans house, fear me", high windows, and even a courtyard. The noble men and women lived these lavish lives, because they were related to the pharaoh.
Ancient Egypt Edition!
1. How many levels are there in the social pyramid?
2. Who was the last pharaoh?
3. Who was the first pharaoh?
4. Where was King Tut's tomb found?
5. Have they found Nefertiti?
6. Where do they suspect Nefertiti is?
7. What did Ancient Egyptians make houses out of?
8. What type of wood did they have?
Review question answers!
#4. [The valley of kings]
#6. [In king Tut's tomb]
#8. [Palm wood]