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Transcript of Ancient Egypt
How and why did commoners become slaves?
Some Egyptians became slaves by being sold in dept or escaping poverty. Some slaves were prisoners of war.
A person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
Why were the ancient Egyptian pyramids built?
Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh
Who was Cleopatra VII and how did she come to an end?
Cleopatra was the last active pharaoh of Egypt, she was born on October 69 BC, Alexandria, Egypt, and died in 30, BC, Alexandria, Egypt.
She is said to have committed suicide, following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome.
She had no choice but to marry her brother, Antony, under her father's last orders, before his death. Cleopatra committed suicide in hope that her brother and/or husband would do the same and he did, after she sent him a letter.
What were Ancient Egypt's main beliefs?
Ancient Egyptians really loved playing games. After a long day’s work along the Nile River, Egyptians often relaxed by playing board games. Several different games were played, including “Mehen” and “Dogs and Jackals,” but perhaps the most popular was a game of chance known as “Senet.”
Cleopatra VII was not an Egyptian. Cleopatra was actually part of a long line of Greek Macedonians originally descended from Ptolemy I, one of Alexander the Great’s most trusted lieutenants.
Who was Egypts main enemy and why?
How were women treated in comparison to men?
Hadija Saidi, Term 2/3, Year:7, 2014
Ancient Egyptians treated women better than any of the other major civilizations of the ancient world. The Egyptians believed that joy and happiness were genuine goals of life and regarded home and family as the major source of delight.
Egyptian women were fortunate in two important ways:
While women could become Pharaoh only in very special circumstances, they were otherwise regarded as totally equal to men as far as the law was concerned. They could own property, borrow money, sign contracts, initiate divorce, appear in court as a witness, etc. Of course, they were also equally subject to whatever responsibilities normally accompanied those rights.
Love and emotional support were considered to be important parts of marriage. Egyptians loved children as people and not just as potential workers and care-takers.
One of Egypt's enemies were the Hyksos, they benefited Egypt by introducing horses and chariot-warfare which the New Kingdom Pharaohs used to build an empire. They started as a part of the ancient Egyptian
The ancient egyptian pyramids were built in order to send the pharoh off in peace, they believed in an afterlife, that once a person died they entered another life and that their pharohs should go there in peace, that is why they were buried with all their belongings and with lots of treasure.