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Comparing ancient Egypt to the USA!

I will be comparing them by the following: geography, arts, contributions, writing, economy, time period, rise and fall, slavery, beliefs, government, and technology.
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Darius Johnson

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Comparing ancient Egypt to the USA!

Comparing ancient Egypt to the USA!!!! Ancient Egypt: The ancient Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of land, the' Black land' and the 'Red land'. The Black land was fertile land on the banks of the Nile. They used this land to grow their crops. The Red land was the barren deserts that protected Egypt on two sides. The deserts separated ancient Egypt from neighboring. Geography USA: The United States of America is the third largest country in the world based on population and land area. The USA also has the world's largest economy and is one of the most influential nation in the world. Ancient Egypt: They used art to show the subject of being depicted. Therefore the paintings on the tomb walls always conveyed a happy and orderly lifestyle. Their colors all stood for something:
White-purity, power and greatness, and a scared color.
Black- death and the night
Red- life and victory
Yellow- gold
Blue- water, sky, life, fertility, and rebirth
Green- vegetation and new life Arts!!!! USA: History and culture is a thorough and engaging chronology of american sculpture, and decorativ.e arts Ancient Egypt: Egyptians were the first builders ever know to man; they taught humanity how to design and erect buildings;Thus laying grounds for human civilization, urbanization and man's settlement in a specific homeland of his own for the first time. Ancient Egyptians reached unmatched high levels in architectural design and construction engineering. Contributions!!! Ancient Egypt: They believed that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government. They invented written scripts that could be used to record this information. The most famous of all ancient Egyptian scripts is hieroglyphic. Writing!!! Ancient Egypt: Egypt was a patchwork of mostly Autarkic households and domains. After the taxes were paid, domain administrators and successful households stored surpluses for future use or exchange them by barter on the market, an institution the nature of which is remarkably badly understood. Economy!! Ancient Egypt Time period!!! Rise and Fall!!! Slavery!!! In many different civilizations, slaves has the lowest social level. Ancient Egypt: There was a lot of slaves in Egypt. Some of them came from Egypt! The children were sold into slavery by poor families and others were sold from other countries. Jews were slaves in Egypt about 1400-1200 b.c. . Because the egyptians had just conquered Israel at this time probably many Jews were enslaved about this time. Then when the egyptians new kingdom collapsed they stopped being able to enslave the Jews. USA: One of their contributions was the right of revolution. This right states"all men are created equal." Of the earliest civilizations, some but not all developed a critical skill-writing. The first writing systems were established in different places and at different times in many causes with no contact among the different groups who created. Beliefs!! Ancient Egypt: the religious beliefs of the ancient egyptians were the dominating influence in the development of their culture. The egyptians faith was based on a collection of ancient myths,and nature worship. USA: THE U.S. economy faces enormous challenges. Although the foundations of economic freedom remain strong, recent government have eroded limits on government, and public spending by all levels of government now exceeds one-third of total domestic output. Ancient Egypt: every civilizations is built upon rulers and regulations. In ancient Egypt, government revolved around a single figure, the Pharaoh who the people believed to be a living god. The type of government in ancient Egypt was a Theocracy. Government!!! Theocracy- a form of government in which god or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler. Dates
Time Period
Dynasties
Powerful Rulers

3100-2600 B.C.
Early Dynastic Period
1-3
Menes, Djoser

2600-2160 B.C.
Old Kingdom
4-8
Cheops, Chephren, Mycerinus, Pepy 1&2

2160-2040 B.C.
First Intermediate Period
9-11


2040-1700 B.C.
Middle Kingdom
11-13
Amenemmes I, II, III

1700-1570 B.C.
Second Intermediate Period
14-17


1570-1070 B.C.
New Kingdom
18-20
Amosis I,

Amenophis I, II, III, Tuthmosis I, II, III, IV, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, Ramesses II & III

1070- 600 B.C.
Third Intermediate Period
21-25


600 - 332 B.C.
Late Period
26-30


332 B.C. – 395 A.D
Greco-Roman Period

Alexander the Great, Ptolemy, Cleopatra, Octavius Technology! After a couple of thousand years, the rulers of this ancient house became too weak to maintain themselves. A new family from the town of Thebes, 350 miles towards the south in Upper Egypt, tried to make itself master of the entire valley. In the year 2400 B.C. they succeeded. As rulers of both Upper and Lower Egypt, they set forth to conquer the rest of the world. Ancient Egyptians don’t seem very advanced compared to civilization in the 21st century, but you have to realize we are in a much more advanced time than they were. We have had a lot more time to develop this far into computers, televisions, video games, and medical knowledge. They had a shorter amount of time to develop a water clock, sundial, pyramids and the tools to build them, and a time system. by: Darius Johnson
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