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Ancient Egyptian Civilizations

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Jose Delgado

on 20 September 2012

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By: Eddie Mendez
Jose Delgado
Nick Rodriguez Ancient Egyptian Civilization The Egyptians had leaders known as pharaohs. Important rulers included king Menes,Thutmose, and king Ramses.

Had a philosophy written on stones that had laws and told citizens how to act. The laws were made by the pharaohs. Kings like King Ankenanton made Egypt monotheistic and made a law were the citizens had to praise him instead of the Egyptian Gods. So he basically made himself the only God.

When it came to warfare, the Egyptians were considered to be the most peaceful of the ancient civilizations, but when it came to fighting they were occasionally invaded. Like the Greeks, the Egyptians had a God of War, Onuris. Social Classes Entertainment included music and dance for those who could afford it.
They did many things for entertainment which included things like festivals, feasts, playing instruments, and games.
Senet, a popular board game at the time was enjoyed by Egyptians. Political The economy was organized and strictly controlled by the pharaoh. They didn't use coinage until the late period, but until then they used sacks of grain. This was known as the "Barter System". Egyptians could trade items for amounts of grain.

Egypt benefited from the trade and technological influence of Mesopotamia, but it produced a quite different society and culture. They traded with their neighboring countries for exotic goods that couldn't be found in Egypt.

Egypt also had slaves whom were the lowest class at the time. They built most of the pyramids.

Agriculture was huge in Egypt. Economic The Egyptians were very religious civilization.
They believed that there was an afterlife after one died.
They also believed in mythology, which was collections of myths and philosophies which were usually written on stone.
The Egyptians had many deities like the Egyptian trinity. Some of the gods were Osiris, Isis, and Horus.
The Ankh is the cross of life! Religious Social Mummification: To make into a mummy by embalming and drying
Egyptians were really good at math. And with this knowledge they came up with the idea of the 365 day calender and the 24 hour day.
Egyptians are known mostly because of the famous Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx.
Their detailed drawings that usually told stories.
Intellectual/Arts The Egyptians were located along side the Nile River for many resourceful reasons, such as fertile soil, water, and transportation.
Egypt had coastlines on both the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
At key points, Egyptian influence spread up the Nile to the area known as the Sudan, with an impact on the later development of African culture. Near
(geography) Yu-Gi-Oh is a cartoon based on Egypt. One of our favorite childhood cartoon! (:
•Children actually enjoyed doing chores! :o
• Women were paid to pound their heads and howl as a sign of mourning. lol....
In terms of volume, the largest pyramid in the world is in Mexico, not Egypt.
By the way, they were huge Texas Tech fans!... jk, but they're still awesome! Fun Facts!
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