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SS6S Final Project By: Rodolfo Galarza, Matt Bennett, And Cesar Aguire
Transcript of SS6S Final Project By: Rodolfo Galarza, Matt Bennett, And Cesar Aguire
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The Egyptian writing system began around 6000 BC with pictographs. Some pictures became ideas. Then they combined symbols to represent words and sounds and later added abstract ideas. Around 3000 B.C. the Egyptians developed an easier writing system using 24 symbols. They began writing about the culture, politics and war, and were the first to record history. It was important to write down information for people to know important facts, such as when it was time to plant crops.
Egyptians believed in afterlife, and embalming was the way to preserve the body after death for a home for the spirits. The process of embalming started around 2750 BC. When preparing these bodies, the doctors learned much about human anatomy. With their knowledge, they were the first to study diseases, repair broken bones, sew up cuts, develop medicines and they used anesthesia. This was very important so people would be healthy and heal quickly.
# 5 Calendar
The Egyptians developed the first calendar over 5000 years ago. It was first based on a lunar cycle. In 4000 BC, they developed the first solar based calendar called the civic calendar. It consisted of twelve months, each of which had 30 days plus 5 extra days at the end of the year. In 238 BC, Ptolemy III added 1 day every 4 years to the 365 days to make the calendar accurate. They also created the sundail or clock, both of these contributions are used today. The calendar was important because it could help farmers, when it was time to plant crops .
How many symbols did Egypt use in their writing?
What year did the Egyptians start using pictographs.
What did the Egyptians do to improve the calendar?
They added 1 day to the calendar every 4 years.
Egyptians were great builders and constructors. When we think of Egypt we think of their huge pyramids, temples, and the Great Sphinx of Giza. The first pyramid is the Step Pyramid which was built in 2750 BC. Today, scholars, archaeologists, and historians go to Egypt to study these structures. Egyptians also invented cement, irrigation systems, reservoirs, and various techniques to measure flood levels to help develop their city. Ancient Egyptian architect influenced modern day architect and the plan of their city . The peoples of ancient egypt had a safe , healthy, happy life and after-life.
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