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Transcript of Egyptian Storyboard
-Made clay jars and pots.
-Had lots of fish.
-Used reed plants (Papyrus) for making canoes, rafts, baskets, sandals, and writing material. Nile River -Worlds longest river
-Flows for over 4,000 miles
-Waterfalls called cataracts
-Has delta The discovery of Hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone. No one could read the Hieroglyphics -Floods create good farmland.
-They can grow wheat, corn, and barley.
-Could also grow flax, castor beans, and sesame seeds.
-Not enough flooding caused famines, mass deaths, and widespread confusion. -Mediterranean Sea offered protection.
-Cataracts offered protection.
-Hard to invade Egypt from any direction.
-Deserts offered protection. (5000 B.C.-30 B.C.) Jean Champollion figured out how to read Hieroglyphics. Rosetta Stone helped to read early Egyptian writing. Nile delta is the most fertile part of Egypt Rich Farming Soil Other Resources -Traveling was hard, dangerous, and took lots of time.
-Bodies of water made travel easier. Upper and Lower Egypt Unite -Population became concentrated
-Formed provinces (nomes)
-20 nomes in Lower Egypt
-22 nomes in Upper Egypt The Old Kingdom (2780 B.C.-2180 B.C) -Pharaoh held all authority
-Treated the Pharaoh as a god
-Pharaoh was said to be immortal -Pharaoh was a landlord
-Had great stone pyramids built The Middle Kingdom -One powerful noble
-Moved the capital of Egypt to Thebes
-Arts and literature grew
-War, trade, and mining helped to stay rich and powerful
-Hyksos ruled Egypt between 1800 B.C. and 1600 B.C.
-Eventually drove the Hyksos from Egypt (2100 B.C.-1788 B.C.) The New Kingdom (1580 B.C.-1090 B.C.) -Standing army was formed
-Hatshepsut ruled from 1486 B.C. until 1468 B.C.
-Hatshepsut built Valley of the Kings