~Ancient Egypt~
By: M.Sali, History 5

Geography Fact-Egypt is located on the continent of Africa.The climate in ancient Egypt is very hot and dry.The ancient Egyptians farmed and irrigated the land near the Nile River.The land in Egypt is about 90 percent desert.

Nile River-The Nile River flows north into the Mediterranean Sea.The Nile River was used by the ancient Egyptians for many things. They fished for food, washed themselves and their clothes, and collected water for irrigation, drinking and cooking. They also traveled by boat around Egypt and into the Mediterranean Sea to trade with other cultures.There are grasses along the Nile River. The Nile River floods every year. This flooding brings in rich soil for planting.

Daily Life-Religion was an important aspect of the Ancient Egyptian's daily life. Men mostly hunted the food for the family while the women would stay at home and take care of their children.

Mummification-There are about 5-6 steps in the Mummification process. Anubis starts out this process by taking out all the organs(except the heart) and then placing them in special jars. After all the steps,they are placed in a sarcophagus.

Religion-Re was the sun god of Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians had many beliefs and there are millions of different kinds of gods in Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians had many ceremonies to celebrate them and had special traditions for each one.

Pyramids-There are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. The three largest and best-preserved of these were built at Giza at the beginning of the Old Kingdom. The most well-known of these pyramids was built for the pharaoh Khufu. It is known as the 'Great Pyramid'.

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