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Legacies Of Ancient Egypt

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Transcript of Legacies Of Ancient Egypt

Legacies Of Ancient Egypt
By: Cassandra Blundell
Legacies Of Egypt:
The Sphinx is one of the Oldest buildings in Egypt.
Egypt is a fundamental part of the development of future civilizations and the modern world today.
Egypt has left many legacies that leave an impact on modern life such as architecture, science, math, medicine, and religion.
Religion
Government and Politics
Architecture
Visual Arts
Equality
Social Culture
Medicine
Inventions and Innovations
Astronomy
The Egyptians were the
First
civilization to develop an
Army
. Their military force was not created until the New Kingdom. Today, with a few excepts, all countries have a military/armed forces.
The Egyptians built pyramids and structures that defined and developed
architecture
and
engineering
we know today.

"All ancient civilizations have contributed in some way to the development of modern society." -???
Papyrus Paper
365-day Calender
In Egypt,
art
was developed to new heights and sizes.
The Egyptians
elaborately
decorated their tombs, pyramids, temples, and constructed large sculptures/structures.
Ancient Egyptian art often
represented
symbols and important figures. It also often
tells stories
about their gods and historical events.
Bust of Nefertiti
A form of
paper
made by the egyptians from the papyrus plant found in the Nile River
It was a major export of Egypt until the invention of paper
Today
papyrus paper
can still be purchased by tourists visiting Egypt and is also used for ecological resources
The Egyptians created the
first
365-day
calender
. Their calender was later developed by Julius Caesar in 46 AD, adding a leap year every four years.
The Egyptian
calendar
had 365 days, 12 months of 30 days each, with an extra five days at the end of each year.

The Egyptians took a great interest in
Astronomy
. A lot of knowledge we have today is based on Egyptian observation during the ancient world.
Beer
and
wine
first came into existence in Ancient Egypt. It was a dominated aspect of Egyptian entertainment. Beer was the national drink of Egypt.
Today
an estimated
ten million
Canadians drink Beer. It has become apart of many people's lives.
Although, it was forgot for many years after the fall of Egypt,
equality
was an established concept in Egypt. Equality between
genders
and
skin colours
was common in Egypt. In Egypt, women could work outside the home and had the same legal rights as men. In addition, Egyptians were
not
defined by their skin colour but by their geography and religion.
The Ancient Egyptians re the first civilization to consider an afterlife. This is one of their
legacies
since today many religions have conclusions about happens after death.
Another Egyptian
legacy
their form of government. Ancient Egypt was the first civilization to have
theocracy
as their government structure.
Structures like: the Great Pyramid, the sphinx, and
their many temples.
Temple of Hatshepsut
For instance, the Egyptians calculated the length of one
solar year.
The Egyptians developed many methods for healing. They were the first to perform
surgical operations
to remove tumours and cists. They even developed
cures
for diseases that are still used today.
Much of this knowledge is found on their medical documents that they kept.
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