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How did the ancient egyptians influence modern day life?

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How Did The Ancient Egyptians Influence Modern Day Life?


Inventions

The Ancient Egyptians were master inventors. They created many inventions like the ones that I listed before. We would be lost without the inventions that they created, and if we didn’t use those inventions our life would be so much different than it is today.
Architecture, Temples and Monuments
Medicine and religion have a big part to play in our modern life. We need medicine to stay healthy and every country has a religious beliefs. These 2 things are a very important part of our society and our life would be very different without them.

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Introduction
"All ancient civilizations have contributed in some way to the development of modern civilizations." (Dr. Joyce, 2011)
The Ancient Egyptians influenced modern day life in many ways, some of the reasons why they have such an impact on our life is because they invented a lot of creative and useful tools that we take for granted and use everyday. We would be lost without the tools and simple inventions that the ancient egyptians created, like the vase and the plow and even paper. Overall, the Ancient Egyptians have made a huge impact on modern day life, “Their creations changed everything from fashion to agriculture so drastically that we still see their influence today.” (Atteberry)


By: Katie Strong
Interesting Fact
Another Interesting Fact
The Ancient Egyptians also created many sports like: swimming, boxing, archery, gymnastics, high jump, weightlifting, and marathons.



Evidence 1

The Ancient Egyptians created paper and writing which contribute daily to helping our world function. Without writing, we wouldn’t be able to keep track of records, we wouldn’t be able to keep track of people if they were in need of medical help and we would have to remember everything that everyone told us.
Math and Days/Calendar
The Ancient Egyptians were the first people to use math. Even though they may not have been accurate, they still started the concept and as time progressed it became more accurate. Math is a very important topic because without it we wouldn't be able to calculate anything and a lot of calculations would be inaccurate because everyone would be using different concepts. Also, life would be confusing without math and numbers. The Ancient Egyptians also invented the calender and days in a week and how many weeks in a month and months in a year. If they wouldn't have made the calendar system we wouldn't be able to keep track of the days and no one would know their birthday. Also, it would be hard to plan and to record events.
Evidence 3
The Egyptians thought of many different types of sports like, swimming, boxing, archery, gymnastics, high jump, weightlifting, marathons, wrestling, javelin throwing, hunting, rowing, an assortment of ball games and board games. Most people enjoy playing these games and several take place in the olympics and/or other major sporting events.
Architecture
The Ancient Egyptians built massive temples, monuments and pyramids. Some of the architecture skills used by the Egyptians are still used today.
Pyramids
The Ancient Egyptians built huge tombs for their Pharaohs, called pyramids. These pyramids were very big and needed to be constructed correctly to be successful. Once again proving that the Ancient Egyptians were master architects.
Evidence 1
The Ancient Egyptians created many different types of herbs and remedies. “the Ancient Egyptians were discovering things about how the human body worked and they knew that the heart, pulse rates, blood and air were important to the workings of the human body. A heart that beat feebly told doctors that the patient had problems.” (Trueman) This shows us that the Egyptians started the concept of doctors and remedies. It also shows us that they knew what parts of the body were most important to us and a little bit about how to treat it.
Evidence 2
The Ancient Egyptians had questions about the afterlife, what happens when you die, and if gods existed. So they invented a religion that they strongly believed in and followed through in their beliefs and worshiped their gods, just like we do today. If they wouldn't have created these religions we would have different beliefs today.
Evidence 3
Medicine and religion have been a large part of our lifestyle. Can you imagine a life without religion or medicine? Life would be so much different because many people would die of disease and our day to day life would change drastically if we had different religious beliefs.
Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians invented many things such as spreadsheets, mining, math, paper making, architecture, astronomy, temples, monuments, fairy tales, 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 4 weeks in a month, 12 months in a year, 365 days in a year (the calender system).

Ancient Pyramids
Archery
Paper and Writing
Evidence 2
Sports and Games

Pyramids, monuments, and writing systems
Bibliography / sources
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/egypt_importance_01.shtml
http://prezi.com/oye46yyki4hi/how-ancient-egypt-influenced-our-world-today/
http://lexiiandmilred.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/the-world-of-mummies-kings-and-ancient-tombs/ancient-egypt-pyramids/
http://astonishingancientegyptians.wordpress.com/how-do-ancient-egyptians-technology-affect-ours-today/
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/inventions/5-amazing-ancient-egyptian-inventions.htm
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egypt-sports.htm
http://famouswonders.com/great-pyramids-of-giza/
http://www.egyking.info/2012/08/ancient-egyptian-achievements.html
http://www.per-ankh.co.uk/monuments_of_egypt/
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient_egyptian_medicine.htm
Hyperlink
http://astonishingancientegyptians.wordpress.com/how-do-ancient-egyptians-technology-affect-ours-today/
Conclusion
In conclusion, the Ancient Egyptians have contributed drastically to our modern day life. It is impossible to ignore the impact they have on our daily life. The Ancient Egyptians thought of everything from sports and games to architecture and astronomy.
Medicine
Medicine and Religion
Religion
Medicine and Religion
Monuments
The Ancient Egyptians created massive temples and monuments such as large pyramids, most of which are still standing today. This shows us that they were very good architects and thought their plans through to make the structure withstand the test of time.
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