Have you ever wondered where they got food over 2000 years ago? Well, ancient Egyptians got a lot of there food from the nile river. It gave them a surplus of water and they caught fish from the river. Farmers grew vegetation like grass. reeds, are also part of vegetation. Plants were also eaten a long time ago. People made baskets, tools, medicine, rope, and paper from grass, and reeds. So, next time you take a bite of a hamburger think, would Egyptians have the food I have?
Do you go to church every Saturday, or Sunday, or even never? Religion was important to the social order and political order. They had burial services and worshiped god for after life. Pharaohs were worshiped as god on Earth. Ra was the god of sun. He was the god of all gods. Anubis was the god of mummification. Osiris was the ruler of the underworld. Horis was the god of the sky. Is religion as important in your life?
This is an Egyptian temple.
Do you want to be an architect when you grow up? In ancient Egypt they built pyramids. They improved their lives with a wide range of medicine that they invented. They used honey to cure eye infections. Also they invented their writing called hieroglyphics. What are you going to invent?
system of government
Do you know about our government? Did you know that 2000 years ago, in ancient Egypt, they had government. Pharaohs are rulers and increased trade and huge monuments. Khufu was a pyramid builder. He ruled from 2551- 2528 B.C.E. Sensusret was a Patron of art. He ruled from 1971-1926 B.C.E. Hatshepsut was a promoter of Egyptian. Hatshepsut was Egyptian first women pharaoh. She ruled from 1473-1458 B.C.E. Ramses II was a military leader and built monuments. He ruled from 1290-1224 B.C.E. Do you want to work for the government one day?
What language do you speak? English? Spanish? French? Ancient Egyptians written language is called hieroglyphics. Students had to memorized 700 hieroglyphics. They laid out crisscross patterns. They used sharpened reeds and papyrus to create hieroglyphics. Will you create your own written language?
This is the Egyptian alphabet.
If you were to live back in ancient Egypt where in the pyramid would you want to be? Pharaohs were the top of the pyramid and were the most important. Peasants were the least important, as showed that they are at the bottom of the pyramid. The placement of where you are in the pyramid is the placement of how important you are. Do you know how high you want to be on the pyramid?
Do you like painting or drawing? The Egyptians did! They weaved cloth. In the temples they had arts inside. Their tombs were decorated on the inside and and outside. Hieroglyphics were also art because they were like little pictures.
I love to draw and paint. Like the ancient Egyptians i love art. I always doodles and paint in my free time. I go to church every Saturday. The Ancient Egyptians go to church/temples a lot. Like The Egyptians i like to plant flowers and take care of the trees in my yard.
This is A National Geographic video, "tombs of ancient egypt"