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Ancient Egyptians

November 5, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LskgBKYloUThe Egyptian Hieroglyphics

  • Apart from pyramids Egypt is known for the Sphinx, their picture writings called hieroglyphics, papyrus paper, pottery, jewelry and much more.
  • The kingdom came to the end 2500 yrs after it was formed as many enemies invaded them and they lost control over their land

The Ancient Egyptians had one of the world’s greatest and oldest civilizations. The Nile River played a great role in making Egypt a great country.  Egypt is mostly a desert but because of the river’s water and good soil, they were able to grow food.

They also built cities, temples, pyramids and other amazing works. They also invented a method of writing and made important discovery in medicine, math and science.

  • In 3100 B.C, Egypt became a kingdom under the first Pharaoh called Menes.
  • The pharaoh was treated like a god. He was the High priest, chief judge and the commander of the army.
  • One strange fact I discovered was was that pharaohs usually married thier sisters, so that their son could become the next pharaohs!!
  • Egyptians also had many gods and goddesses, and they believed in life after death.
  • When a person died, their body was embalmed and wrapped into a mummy. If they were the pharaoh or the royal family, they were buried in tombs The Great Sphinx and a Pyramidcalled PYRAMIDS. These tombs also had food, jewelry, weapons for afterlife.
  • Many of these pyramids and tombs were robbed, but in the 1920’s, Pharaoh Tutankhamen or King Tut’s tomb was found with his mummy and many treasures.
  • Apart from pyramids Egypt is known for the Great Sphinx, their picture writings called hieroglyphics, papyrus paper, pottery, jewelry and much more.
  • The kingdom came to the end 2500 yrs after it was formed as many enemies invaded them and they lost control over their land