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What Effect did Ancient Egypt have on Future Civilizations?
Transcript of What Effect did Ancient Egypt have on Future Civilizations?
on Future Civilizations?
Ancient Egypt's Civilization
The Effects and Accomplishments
The Good News, the Bad News,
Ancient Egypt's civilization was one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world. Egypt is one of the most famous civilizations of all time.
Background & Formation
Egypt's civilization is mostly known for their pyramids and their pharaohs
Their periods of power from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom lasted from 2649-1070 BC
Their empire expanded during the periods of the Middle Kingdom in 2040-1640 BC
Mummification and Egyptian pharaohs emerged in the New Kingdom
Construction of the first pyramid
The Pyramids of Giza are being built
Middle Kingdom in Egypt begins
The New Kingdom begins
Tuthmosis III conquers Nubia, giving Egypt's empire a farther extent
Egypt's power declines
The reign of Akhenaten brings religion to Egypt
Egyptian influences have brought many things to many civilizations such as the Western Civilization or the Abbasid Dynasty.
Many architectural influences from Egyptian pyramids and temples have led to many buildings like the Willis Tower or the Eiffel Tower
Religion is another influence brought from the Egyptians, the mostly influenced many of the polytheistic religions such as Hinduism
Jobs and social order were also another influence that we have today, this was also brought by the Egyptians
Jobs in Ancient Egypt were specialized in ways from farmers, craftsmen, nobles, scribes ,etc. This also showed social order as well by having slaves being the lowest and pharaohs being the highest
Nowadays we have social classes varying from the working class to the high class which have varying jobs such as receptionists, teachers and athletes and actors/actresses
Religions such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism have been partially influenced by Egyptian culture
Egypt had started making many accomplishments from the start of their empire, which include religion, architecture and jobs/ social hierarchy
The first pyramids in Egypt emerged in 2630 BC in the Old Kingdom, the Pyramids of Giza were built almost 4000 years ago
During the reign of Ankhenatem religion started to form, this was one of the first religions to be practiced
Many jobs such as craftsmen all contributed to the social hierarchy, at the top was the pharaoh, the bottom was the slaves and farmers
Many advances in art, math and science were also made under Egypt's empire, pottery became more advanced also some of the first astronomers came to Egypt
Our conclusion has drawn to Egypt's influences have brought many things to modern civilization, the three main ideas influenced by Egypt are architecture and art, religion and culture and jobs and social hierarchy. Factors like these have lead to civilizations like ours today.
-The good news about the civilization in Ancient Egypt is that there are lots of good animals to hunt.
-The bad news is that you are living in a big desert
-The awkward news is that you are worshiping
many different gods so you don't get punished by them
The god Thoth is the god of the underworld in Egyptian culture. To a further extent, their religion was polytheistic.
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During the reign of _____________ the first religion was practiced.
D) None of the above
What were the main influences that Egypt had on Western Civilization?
A) Architecture/Art, Religion/ Culture, Social Hierarchy
B) Art/Crafts, Pharaohs/Rulers, Culture
C) Religion, Pottery/Art, Army/ War
Egypt's pyramids are the most known influence brought to Western Civilization.You will learn more throughout our presentation
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