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Ancient Egypt

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Marifel Lugo

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Ancient Egypt
Technology
The ancient Egypt technology that kept them most organized was their clocks.
Geography
Religion
poletheistic beliefs
strong beliefs in the divine and in the afterlife
worship of deities
mummification
Art
Ancient Egyptian art forms are symbolized by detailed illustration of human beings and nature, and were expected to provide company to the dead in the 'other world'.
Political
Intellectual
Culture
Social
Economic
Color also has some meaning in Egyptian artifacts- Blue and green represented the Nile and life; yellow stood for the sun god; and red represented power and vitality.
Egyptian sculpture and statues states that male statues should be darker than female ones, also when seated, the subject's hands should be on knees.
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Clothing:
Made out of white linen and wool.
Men wore short shirts and women wore robes or tight dresses. Children rarely wore clothing until they reached puberty.


Food:
There were no silverware so they ate with their bare hands. Those who were poor only had a small portion of food which was bread, onion, and some fish. The wealthy ones had variety of foods served for them.
Cosmetics :
Gray, black, or green paint was used to highlight the eyes of women, men, and even children.
Egyptians did not have a money system. So depending on their wealth, they could trade for all of the necessities and a wide range of luxuries.
The Ancient Egyptians created the calendar
based on the farming season.
Mathematics for Ancient Egyptians were based on tens.
Pharaohs:
Supreme leaders, considered as Gods.
Government Officials:
Loyal assistance who advised the pharaohs on society.
Priest:
Were powerful and respected, in charge of temples and rituals.
Scribes:
They were also well respected because they were official witters that recorded information on Egypt.
Artisans:
Also known as craftsmen who made things by hand such as jewelry.
Peasants:
The farmers, construction workers, and unskilled laborers.
Cleansing sickness involved prayers to the goddess Sekhmet, the holy overseer of healing, curses, and threats.
The Egyptians believed that to take proper care of themselves, they had to wear amulets, and eat healthy and maintain balanced diet.
Writing style they wrote hieroglyphics. They believe that it was important to record and communicate information about religion and government .
By: Marifel Lugo, Maria Gomez, Natalie Garcia, & Juliana Tran
In ancient Egypt, government revolved heavily around a single figure, the Pharaoh who the people believed to be a living god
The type of government was theocracy.
If one were to commit a crime, punishments for wrong doing were as lax as caning or as severe as dismemberment or various executions.
Egyptian women had the same basic legal and economic rights as men.
They also had property rights.
located in ancient Northeastern Africa, along the lower reaches of the Nile River
divided into two types of land, the 'black land' and the 'red land'
The main products brought from Egypt were gold and other minerals, wheat, barley, and papyrus sheets.
Trade was important to Egypt, and goods were exported to and imported from countries around the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and the Red Sea.
In ancient Egypt, the earliest form of sundial was the obelisk. The length and position of a shadow would determine the time of day.
They also had water clocks.
They also invented the shaduf which was a mechanism that moved the water to where it was required.
For the law, they followed the teachings of Ma'at
Herbs were frequently used to help relieve symptoms for people in pain and discomfort
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