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The ABC's of Ancient Egypt
B O'Brienon 3 June 2011
Transcript of The ABC's of Ancient Egypt
charm Egyptians wore for good luck. B is for Book of the Dead. This is a
collection of spells that mummies use to travel to the afterlife. C is for canopic jars. Canopic jars hold
a mummy's dehydrated organs after they are removed. These jars are decorative and are placed in the tomb with the mummy. D is for daynasty. A daynasty is a
group of pharoahs. In ancient Egypt there
were a total of 30 dynasties. E is for embalming. This is a treatment that
a dead body goes through during mummification.
The body is treated with spices, drugs, or chemicals to prevent decay on the body. F is for flooding. The Egyptians celebrated the flood
during an inundation festival. It was a very large
celebration but also helped the farmers near the Nile
to have more fertile land. G is for Gods. The ancient Egyptians believed
in many gods. This is called polytheism. H is for hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics is
was the Egyptian's form of writing. The
symbols in this writing were pictures, mainly animals
and everyday objects. I is for irragation. Irragation has been around for a very long time, it was invented in the area around Egypt. It is a process using canals connected to a water source (The Nile) that run to farms to water crops. J is for jewlery. Jewlery was an important part of Egyptian culture. Some pieces were religous, such as the ankh, others were just for decoration or to show off wealth. K is for king. An Egyptian king is called
a pharaoh. L is for Lower Egypt. In ancient Egypt there were 2 parts to Egypt, Upper and Lower. Lower is in northern Egypt and has lower elevation. M is for mummy. A mummy is a
preserved body. It takes 70 days to
mummify a body, using spices and herbs. N is for Nemes. A Nemes is a striped cloth headress wore by pharaohs. P is for pyramid. A pyramid is a stone building that was used as a tomb. Q is for quarry. A quarry is where
the stone for a pyramid is dug from. R is for religion. A religion is
a belief. The ancient Egyptians
practiced polytheism or the study of
multiple gods. S is for sarcophagus. These are
coffins that held roalty. They tended to be intracate. T is for tomb. A tomb is a
room holding a mummy and its possesions.