by: AMRI THORNTON
Do you ever wonder what life would be in Ancient Egypt? Well all i'm going to say is it wasn't sunshine and roses it was blood, sweat, and tears. The Ancient Egyptians didn't live like we do today they lived a totally different way.
The ancient egyptians worked very hard.
Daily life in ancient Egypt revolved around the Nile and the fertile land along its banks. The yearly flooding of the Nile enriched the soil and brought good harvests and wealth to the land.
The people of ancient Egypt built mudbrick homes in villages and in the country. They grew some of their own food and traded in the villages for the food and goods they could not produce.
The ancient Egyptians worked as field hands, farmers, craftsmen and scribes. A small group of people were nobles. Together, these different groups of people made up the population of ancient Egypt.
The nile river benefited the ancient Egyptians because where they lived was hot and they were surrounded by sand and the nile river was close to where they lived.
The Egyptians believed that there were six important aspects that made up a human being: the physical body, shadow, name, ka (spirit), ba (personality), and the akh (immortality). Each one of these elements played an important role in the well being of an individual. Each was necessary to achieve rebirth into the afterlife.
Religion guided every aspect of Egyptian life. Egyptian religion was based on polytheism, (the worship of many gods).The Egyptians had as many as 2000 gods and goddesses. Some, such as Amun, were worshipped throughout the whole country, while others had only a local following. Often gods and goddesses were represented as part human and part animal.
The ancient Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of land, the 'black land' and the 'red land'.The 'black land' was the fertile land on the banks of the Nile. The ancient Egyptians used this land for growing their crops. This was the only land in ancient Egypt that could be farmed because a layer of rich, black silt was deposited there every year after the Nile flooded.The 'red land' was the barrendesert that protected Egypt on two sides. These deserts separated ancient Egypt from neighbouring countries and invading armies. They also provided the ancient Egyptians with a source for precious metals and semi-precious stones.
The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom.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'.
As you can see the ancient egyptians didn't have all the fancy things we do today they worked every hour on the hour to be successful and resourceful.