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ancient egypt for kids
Transcript of ancient egypt for kids
Come with me !!!!! You,ll have fun The Nile River
The civilization of Ancient Egypt was located along the Nile River in northeast Africa. The Nile was the source of much of the Ancient Egypt's wealth. Great Egyptian cities grew up along the Nile as the Egyptian people were able to use the water from the Nile to grow rich and profitable crops. The Nile provided food, soil, water, and transportation for the Egyptians. Great floods would come each year and would provide fertile soil for growing food. . As a result, archeologists have a lot of well preserved artifacts and tombs to examine in order to find out how the Ancient Egyptians lived. DO YOU KNOW WHERE IS AFRICA? AFRICA IS ONE OF THE FIVE
CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD.
Ancient Egypt was rich in culture arts, and writing.the Pharaoh, . Only scribes could read and write and they were considered powerful people. This was a scribe The most famous of all ancient Egyptian scripts is hieroglyphic. . Using these scripts, scribes were able to preserve the beliefs, history and ideas of ancient Egypt in temple and tomb walls and on papyrus scrolls.
Rich nobles kept crocodiles in pools as ornamental additions to their homes. Temple priests kept crocodiles in the temples. They were dressed in jewels, and roamed freely. They were not caged. It must have been quite dangerous, but the crocodile was special to the ancient Egyptians.
Their beloved god Sobek was the god with a crocodile head. He was the god who controlled water . The Nile was water. The largest river in the world is
the River Nile, located in Egypt They worked very hard, but saved time to enjoy family, friends, music, parties, swimming, fishing, hunting, sailing, and especially their children, all of which were very important to the ancient Egyptians. LET,S TALK ABOUT our PEOPLE.... In ancient Egypt, children were the heart of the family. Children were taught to be kind and honest, to respect their parents, to help with the family business, and to care for the elder members of their family.
It was important that children learn to be caring. The ancient Egyptians believed in "ma'at" - order and justice. They spent a lifetime trying to be fair and just at all times.
Fun Facts about Ancient Egypt
Cats were considered sacred
in Ancient Egypt. What is meant by "the gift of the Nile"?
All of Egypt depended on the Nile for water, food and transportation. The Nile also provided the ancient Egyptians with fertile land which helped them to grow their vegetable gardens and raise their animals.
Before modern dams were built the river Nile would flood each year coating the land on either side of the river with thick back mud. This mud was ideal for vegetable gardens growing on. The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea.
The largest source of the Nile is Lake Victoria.
The Nile has a length of about 6,695 kilometers .
Its average discharge is 3.1 million litres per second.
The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black) because of the colour of the water. http://www.hyperstaffs.info/work/history/nixon/versions/flashindex.html HERE COMES A SERIES OF FUNNY GAMES The Great Pyramid at Giza The Great Pyramid of Giza is about
4,500 years old, and is the only
ancient wonder still standing. Until the early 1800's, the Great Pyramid
at Giza was the tallest building in the world! The Great pyramid was made by hand! It is nearly 800 feet long, 450 feet high. It was built with over two million of blocks of stone. The average weight of each stone is about 2,500 pounds - around the same weight as a car! http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-mummy Odd facts DO YOU WANT TO WRITE YOUR NAME IN HIEROGRYPHS Over 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians wrote things down using a picture writing called hieroglyphics. The people who did the actual writing were called scribes.
The scribes had a problem. The ancient Egyptians wrote everything down, absolutely everything! Although hieroglyphics were very pretty, it took time to write in pictures.
Hundreds of years later, archaeologists discovered beautiful hieroglyphic writing on the walls of ancient Egyptian pyramids and tombs. The archaeologists had a problem. They knew hieroglyphics had meanings. Although lots of archaeologists could read , there was no one left in the world who remembered what the ancient hieroglyphics meant.
It was most frustrating!
It was not until quite recently, a mere 200 years ago, that a stone was found in Egypt. This stone had the same short story written on it in Greek, in Demotic, and in hieroglyphics. Scientists could read Greek. Scientists could read Demotic. And now, scientists could begin to read hieroglyphics. The Pharaohs of Egypt were often buried in giant pyramids or in secret tombs. They believed that they needed treasure to be buried with them to help them in the afterlife
Pyramids and Treasure Do you know how did the
Egyptians made a mummy? g
n Lets listen a story about mummies set isis Ra Anubis Osiris They wrote everYthing in
a paper called PAPIRUS What do the Egyptians dedicate
their time to???? Building pyramids and temples Swimming over
the Nile river Fishing TAKING CARE OF
THE BABIES hUNTING Writing
Egyptian men and women wore makeup. It was thought to have
healing powers, plus it helped protect their skin from the sun.
They used moldy bread to help with infections.