Ancient Egypt, A World known

Leah Way, 5th period Gagnon

When were the Pyramids built and Why?

Pyramids were built as tombs for kings and queens. Egyptians filled their tombs with treasures, such as: food, cosmetics, and jewelry. They even had metal statues that stood as slaves for their after lives. (Ikram)

Some of the hieroglyphics Egyptians used

Why did they use hieroglyphics?

Egyptians mainly used hieroglyphics for religious inscriptions on temples, and stone monuments. The inscriptions were either written of carved by trained men who were called scribes. (Lesko)

Mummies were placed in coffins like these

What is the process of mummification?

The body and organs of the passed person were covered in natron (a powdery mix of salt & sodium carbonate. This was used to draw moisture out of the body. After the body dried, it was treated with perfume that helped seal out moisture, then the body could be stuffed with straw, linen, moss or other material to give it a more lively appearance. After that the body was wrapped in a huge number of linen bandages then placed in a coffin, or a series of coffins. (one coffin inside the other.) (Teeter)

Who was the first Pharaoh Egypt had?  

The first Pharaoh they had was named Tutankhamen or King Tut. In 1922 they discovered the tomb of less known but now widely known ruler. He ruled in 1322 B.C. and he started ruling at the age of 9, and died at the age 18. Examinations on the mummy conclude that he suffered from many ailments. His 4 room tomb contained over 5,00 objects and many valuables. Most of the items that archaeologists found in his tomb is now on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.    

Works Cited

1. : Ikram, Salima. "Egypt, Ancient." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 6 May 2014.

2. Lesko, Leonard H. "Hieroglyphics." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 6 May 2014.

3. : Teeter, Emily. "Mummy." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 6 May 2014.

4.:  Lesko, Leonard H. "Tutankhamen." World Book Student. World Book, 2014. Web. 8 May 2014.

All images by Google images.

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