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Ancient Egyptians River Civilization

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Caitlyn Siemsen

on 5 March 2014

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The Ancient Egyptians were one of the most important river civilizations. Ancient Egyptians had a very interesting social structure with a unique political process, all of which was related to their religious beliefs. They also were intellectual, technologically advanced, and economically secure.
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When thinking about Ancient River civilizations, Ancient Egypt is one of the most important ones to study. Ancient Egypt’s social, political, religious, intellectual, technological, and economical features influenced the development of other river civilizations and led to improvements in the way people would live for centuries to come.
The social structure for the Ancient Egyptians consisted of a pharaoh at the top of the social ladder followed by the government leaders, soldiers, scribes, merchants, artisans, farmers and slaves. Ancient Egyptians spent their free time building pyramids for the pharaohs. The Ancient Egyptians wore very bright colored clothing, jewelry, gems, and jewels.
Ancient Egypt had a political person in charge called a pharaoh. The pharaoh was not put in charge based on an election or being born into the power, instead the Ancient Egyptian’s believed that the pharaoh was put in charge by one of the gods. Since Ancient Egyptians lived in the dessert they didn’t have to fight for their land making the pharaoh’s job fairly easy.

They advanced technology by using the Nile River for resources to plant and grow their crops, increase the number of trade routes, and have drinking water. Some new things the Ancient Egyptians created included the 365 day calendar, papyrus, hieratic script, and pyramids.
The Ancient Egyptians economic system consisted of trading for goods and services. Goods that were traded included gold, papyrus, linen, grain, and artifacts. They grew crops and traded with others for crops they couldn’t grow themselves. People also made money by working for the pharaoh, farming, being a scribe, merchant, or artisan.

The Ancient Egyptians Religious beliefs gave the Pharaoh religious and political power. Ancient Egyptians believed in many gods, of which they worshiped. When people died in Ancient Egypt they believed that they would go to the after life and wound mummify the dead body.

Ancient Egyptians were intellectual people, as evidence by, their contributions in philosophy, math, and science. They used their knowledge and education to build enormous pyramids and in order for their pyramids to last forever they had to learn about engineering. They also wanted their pyramids to be aligned with the stars, therefore, they learned astronomy. Another important profession in Ancient Egypt was to be a scribe, however, there were not very many of them, because learning hieroglyphics was so difficult. Some art forms that were started in Ancient Egypt include goldsmith, pottery, sculptors, carpenters, and painters.
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