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Transcript of Egypt
"Gift of the Nile"
Flooded on predictable schedule
Great for agriculture
Book of the Dead
Writing in Egypt
Unification of Egypt
Menes unifies Upper & Lower Egypt
Pharaoh's power reestablished - end of the Old Kingdom many regions became so powerful they could ignore the pharaohs.
Hyksos Conquer Middle 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.
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.
Greek for "popular"
simplified, cursive form of hieroglyphics used by priests