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Ancient Persia & Egypt

A social studies project by Allina, Devin, Jason and Kyle

Devin L

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Ancient Persia & Egypt

Cultural Investigator: Allina Persia & Egypt In Persia, the religions they practiced is Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, and Mazdakism. The languages most commonly spoken are Ferdowsi, Hafiz, Khayyam, Attar, Saadi, Nizami, Roudaki, Rumi and Sanai. Men usually wore a shalvar, Pirahan, Jameh combination. Also they wore long robes, and loincloth. A lot of jewelry was worn. One of the Ancient Persian's traditions are having a Norooz festival which celebrates the rebirth of nature.
In Egypt, the religion practiced is Islam, they were Sunni muslims. With Islam as a state religion only 9% were christians. The language most commonly spoken in Egypt was Arabic. Their clothing mostly depended on what their job was (Pharaoh, Priest, Slave...e.t.c.). The Pharaoh wore head garments, and a lot of gold jewelry to show that they are really wealthy. Priests wore robes and were known to be the "clean" people. Workers wore tunics and loincloths. Women wore a piece of cloth over their heads. One of their traditions was asking the gods and goddesses for help to protect their newborn baby. Economist:
Devin In Persia, the currency is the rial. They traded silk, gold, silver, and ivory. Ancient Persians also traded satin, hemp, musk, perfumes, spices, medicines, jewels, glassware and other fine fabrics. Some of the natural resources in Ancient Persia are copper, lead, gold, silver, lapis lazuli, wood and stone. 2 of the many trade routes are the Silk Road and The Persian Royal Road.
In Egypt, the currency was made up of gold, silver and deben rings. They would also barter and trade. Egyptians traded gold, papyrus, linen, grain, and decor. The natural resources of Egypt are natron, quartzite, basalt, limestone, copper, malachite, turquoise, alabaster, and jasper. Some trade routes were from Egypt to Greece, Egypt to Palistine, Egypt to Nubia, and Egypt to Punt. One trade route was in the Nile, and one was in the Negev and Libyon Desert. Geographic Expert:
Kyle Government Investigator: Jason The government of Ancient Persia was a dictatorship. They called the ruler a king. The Persians mostly fought with its neighbouring country, Israel. Their ruler, Cyrus the Great had great strategies in order to protect his country.
For Egypt, the government was a republic. Rulers in Egypt were called Pharaohs. Egyptians usually had wars with Greece and/or Rome. They had many weapons such as axes, swords, scimitars, bows, arrows, slings and much more, to defend themselves. By: Allina, Devin,
Jason, and Kyle Links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_rial
travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/top-10/ancient-highways/ Links en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_People#culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Egypt Links: www.eduplace.com
library.thinkquest.org/6047/rulers.html Ancient The Ancient Persian capital is called Persepolis. The latitude is 3200 and the longitude is 5300. A natural feature in Persia is the Archaemenid Empire. As of right now, this ancient country is named Iran.
In Egypt, the capital is Memphis. 28.80130 is the latitude and 31.1711 is the longitude. Ancient Egypt is famous for the Nile River. It is still called Egypt. Links: wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_latitude_and_longitude_of_Persia
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