ANCIENT EGYPT

" WE ARE FAMILY!" DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT

When you were a child in ancient Egypt you were the most important member of the family (unless you were related to the pharaoh).

Nile River

In ancient Egypt the Nile River was a very important place in Egypt because it was used for fishing, trading, and the plants that grew next to the Nile River was papyrus , which was what the Egyptians made paper out of.

Mummification

The mummification process was very important to the Egyptians because the Egyptians believed that when you were mummified that you would go to the afterlife, which the Egyptians believed where you went after you died.

Religion

The Egyptians believed in over 2,000 gods and goddesses. The Egyptians believed in these main gods/goddesses and many more, those gods are: Bastet ,a woman with a feline head or cat ears associated with the moon, Amun was a man with a ram-head who was a very powerful god to the Egyptians, Anubis was a man with a jackal head that the Egyptians believed watched over the dead, Ra which is man with hawk head and headdress with a sun disk, the Egyptians believed that Ra was devoured each night by the sky goddess ,Nut, and was reborn at the beginning of each day.

Geography

The Egyptians were very good farmers because of the "black land", which gave the Egyptians lots of fertile land to farm and grow goods. All the fertile land the Egyptians got came from the Nile River.

Pyramids

Pyramids were built for the gods or the pharaohs and queens. The Egyptians believed that once you were in your tomb you would go to the afterlife (also the purpose for mummification).

NILE RIVER
" I WANT MY MUMMY" MUMMIFICATION
Pyramid of Giza
The geography of Egypt

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