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Egypt

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Steph Gorges

on 20 August 2014

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Transcript of Egypt

Egypt
"Gift of the Nile"
Flooded on predictable schedule
Great for agriculture
Geographically isolated
Religion
Polytheistic
Ra
Amon
Amon-Ra
Aten
Osiris
Afterlife
Mummification
Book of the Dead
Writing in Egypt
2040-1640 BCE
1674 BCE
1570-1075 BCE
2660-2160 BCE
3100 BCE
Unification of Egypt
Menes unifies Upper & Lower Egypt
Old Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
Pharaoh's power reestablished - end of the Old Kingdom many regions became so powerful they could ignore the pharaohs.
Hyksos Conquer Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Expel Hyksos - return to power
Conquer lands - period of Egyptian imperialism led by Tuthmosis III
Declined between 1085-525 BCE when neighboring areas became more powerful and age of pharaohs ended.
Egyptian Timeline
monotheistic
Horse riding nomads, adopted chariots from Hittites and used bronze weaponry.
Writing a Direct Comparison
While Egyptian civilization ________, Mesopotamian civilization __________.

Mesopotamian culture was very patriarchal as was the Egyptian society despite the exception of Hatshepsut's rule.
Conjunctions:
Hieroglyphics
"holy inscriptions"
Demotic Script
Greek for "popular"
Hieratic
simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphics used by priests
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