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Transcript of Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Religion The belief of multiple deities, who represented many aspects of nature,
and ideas and functions of power. They were worshipped with offerings and prayers, in local houses
and shrines as well as in formal temples managed by priests. Different gods were prominent at different periods of Egyptian history, and the myths associated with them changed over time…here are some of the most well known deities: Osiris: God of the Afterlife Isis: Goddess of Motherhood and Fertility Geb: God of Earth Pharaoh's:
Egyptian Government The Pharaoh owned all of Egypt…and EVERYTHING in it! Can you imagine that? All of the... land tools animals even the people! He (or sometimes she) could tell anybody what to do, and they would have to do it. Famous Pharaoh's:
King Tutankhamun was the twelfth pharaoh of Egypt during the Eighteenth dynasty of the New Kingdom (the golden age of ancient Egypt and the age of the power)
Sneferu was the 4th Pharaoh of Egypt around 2575–51 BC and was the builder of several pyramids
Khufu (2589-2566 BC) was the 4th Dynasty (2613-2498) pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Khufu's Great Pyramid of Giza...his son's helped finish build some of the other pyramids after he died. Egyptian Clothing: Unlike most of the people of the ancient Mediterranean, the Egyptians didn't wear just one or two big pieces of cloth, wrapped around themselves in various ways for clothes. Instead, they would wear tunics which were
sewn to fit them (both men AND women!) These tunics were like a long T-shirt which reached to the knees (for men) or to the ankles (for women). The tunics were usually made out of linen, and were almost always the color white! How about shoes? Nope! Most of the time they went barefoot!
When they did wear shoes, they wore straw
or leather sandals. Food...mmm! Fieldwork wearing
white linen tunics. Since Egypt was very dry, and relied mostly on the Nile River to water the crops, the Egyptians could only grow certain kinds of food. Wheat and barley were the main crops that the Egyptians grew. They added hops
to the barley to make beer. They made wheat into bread, and into soup and porridge. How about dessert? This was found in a tomb...
it's Egyptian bread! The Egyptians often times
enjoyed eating dates and
watermelon for dessert!
No ice cream or brownies! Written Language: Writing in Egypt goes back to pretty much the earliest writing anywhere. Nobody really knows yet whether the Egyptians figured out how to write for themselves, or whether they learned it from the Sumerians, who also began writing about the same time, about 3000 BC What we have left of Egyptian writing, like Egyptian art, mostly comes out of tombs. Because of this, most of what we have left is prayers (because that is the kind of thing you put in people's tombs) One well-known story whose earliest version comes from ancient Egypt is the story of Cinderella. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs Life in Ancient Egypt was a lot different than is today. No running water No electricity No air conditioning No cars Your assignment is to research one of the aspects we looked at
Gods & Goddesses (Religion)
Choose your own...check with me first!
Do some more research on your topic and write a one page paper with your findings!