Ancient Egypt

by mackenzie zambino

stable food supply

The Egyptians have animals near them so the animals eat food so then when the animals eat greens or drink water they will be healthier so when you go to eat the animals they will be good and delicious. they have breads too eat and grains and crops that the farmers grow. they also have barley and the water from the nile river to get water so when the river overflows the water goes to the crops that the farmers plant and the plants get water.the water wheel gives off water so the animals and people can drink right from it.

religion

Hatshepsut was the first woman pharoh of ancient egypt. they thought that in the after life a persons body remained with her or his dead spirit, they preserved a lot of bodies for decay. It was important that you worship the gods Anubis, Ra, Osiris, and Horus, because they believed that Osiris gave them the gift of barley and crops. Ra was believed to be swallowed by the sky goddess nut every night and rebom every morning. Anubis watched over the dead, was the god of embalming and watched over the process of mummifying people when they died. Horus was the god of the sky. there were lots of gods and goddesses around. people believed in different gods and goddesses. the Egyptians worshiped Anubis, Ra, Osiris, and Horus.

social structure

social pyramid:

at the very top of the pyramid is a pharaoh, a Egyptian supreme ruler. a pyramid outline positions of social classes according to their status in a society.

system of government

Khufu helped established the pharaoh as a central authority. senusret was a patron of art he ruled from 1871-1926. hatshepsut was a princess her dad died 22 years of ruling. Rameses II was a pharaoh of Egypt.

the arts

they had religious architecture. 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 after life. As a result, archiolegest have a lot of well preserved artifacts and tombs to examine in order to find out how the ancient Egyptians lived.

advanced in technology

They invented Mathematics: They needed a good understanding of Math and Geometry to build pyramids and other large buildings. They also used Math to keep track of business transactions. For numbers they used a decimal system. They didn't have numeral for 2 through 9 or 0. They just had numbers for factors of 10 such as, 1, 10, 100 etc. In order to write the number 40 they would write down four number 10's. They also invented makeup. All Egyptians wore makeup, even the men. They made a dark eye makeup from soot and other minerals. The makeup was a fashion statement, but it also came with the side effect of protecting their face from the hot desert sun.

written language

writing was also important in keeping the government running. only scribes could write and read and they were considering powerful people.

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