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Old Kingdom Of Egypt
Transcript of Old Kingdom Of Egypt
King-Tut.org -thousands of years ago, Egypt, an isolated region surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, Sahara desert, Nile river, and the Sinai desert, wasn’t in need of a military, as it was protected by natural geography
-No need for defensive walls, and people were secure
-were culturally unified, and unified under pharaoh (Considered god on earth)
-Was no organized army
-Government instead produced infantrymen to come together and do their duty when needed.
-Only mention of a military: Pepi I’s reign (military was needed to expel group of Bedouins)
-(Around end of middle kingdom Hyskos attacked Egypt, and they reevaluated their defense. They formed a military, set up garrisons, etc.) Senet, meaning “passing” was a popular board game played indoors. The game had a checked board known as the "perw" of three rows of 10 squares. Weapons used There were several games that could be played by more than two people. In the game of "snake" (mehen), up to six people could play. It used a long field scratched out on the floor and stone pieces in the shape of dogs, lions and balls that were moved along it. In yet another game, pegs with their tops shaped into dogs, jackals and other animals were stuck into a row of 30 to 60 holes drilled into a board. Weapons were not used often in the Old Kingdom of Egypt, but most infantry came with:
* shields Self Actualization -Gods
-Priests & Nobles
-Merchants & Artisans
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-Lock and Key The egyptians used art to express themselves. even their writing had an artistic look. they built large pyramids and put carefully added decorations both inside and out. Art was used as a symbol of power. Social structures Inventions Sports ................................................................. The people in the Old kingdom of Egypt's main food was bread from a grain called cyllestis. Egyptians also ate a lot of vegetables like onions, as well as dried fish. Egyptians introduced irrigation during the Old Kingdom of Egypt. The Nile could cause great damage if it flooded more or less then usual but most of the time the Egyptians predicted the floods.