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Transcript of Ancient Egypt
-Started during 3500 BCE
-Developed in Egypt along the Nile River.
-One of the 1st major world civilizations
-Developed in isolation
-Rich in culture and religion
-Life depended on the Nile River
-Pharaoh was both a political and religious leader
-Punishment met the severity of the crime committed
-Caste system based on politics and religion, like the pharaohs
-People communicated with the gods through prayer
-Men and women wore makeup for beauty and protection from the sun.
-Believed that gods controlled the natural world.
-More than 200 deities.
-Cats were sacred
-Believed that the Pharaoh was the religious leader
-Agriculture created most of Egypt’s wealth
-hunting was a leisure activity
-mined metal for tools
-muscle power was mainly used for work
-people mostly lived off of what they made themselves
-had coined money
-had high interest rates
-slavery was common.
-Preservation and mummification
-Used tombs and pyramids to bury the dead
-Used dissection in medicine and burial
-Culture was influenced by Roman invaders
-Architecture was important in Egypt:
Beer was the favorite drink of the ancient Egyptians.
The Pharaoh kept his hair covered. It was not to be seen by regular people.