Ancient Egypt Final


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This was a slide show Duck made today for her favorite things she learned about Ancient Egypt in World History.

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Ancient Egypt Final

  1. 1. The Ancient World Before us
  2. 2.  When we think of ancient Egypt most of us probably think of mummies and pyramids. This is true because these are two things the Egyptians where good at. They also invented the first form of writing, which today are known as hieroglyphs.
  3. 3.  The next three pages give you an idea of the different types of pyramids you will find in Egypt and who made them.
  4. 4.  In the 3rd Dynasty the second king, named Djoser, had an idea to create the first stepped pyramids. Djoser’s hired architect, named Imhotep, was to line and excavate the underneath of the pyramid.
  5. 5.  In the 4th Dynasty Sneferu created a design for his second pyramid, he had created The Bent Pyramid. The angle of the pyramid is a little different then those that we usually think of.
  6. 6.  King Khufu created the largest of all the pyramids. He called it the Great Pyramid of Khuhu. For 3,800 years it remained the tallest structure made by man.  In the 4th Dynasty the Egyptian Pyramids where created by the Egyptian people. They were treated very well, and were fed a good diet to help keep them healthy.
  7. 7.  The Egyptians where the first to create a new form of writing. They are called hieroglyphics. They are a series of between 2,000 and 5,000 hieroglyphic characters representing a common animal or object. They also could represent the sound of the object or the general idea of it.
  8. 8.  The mummy on the next page can be seen at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. The sign below it describes the mummy as follows: Who’s Under Wraps? When this mummy came to this Museum, it was partially unwrapped, and very little was know about its history or the individual inside. Using 2D and 3D CT scans, the Museum scientist found that the brain and major organs were removed and rolls of linen filled out the abdominal cavity. This evidence of superior mummification tells that the deceased belonged to the upper class. The crossed arms were consistent mummification practices beginning about 500 B.C.
  9. 9.  After the mummification process, which takes 70 days, they where wrapped and placed in a coffin and then placed in a stone sarcophagus.  Weird but true: Sarcophagus means ‘flesh eating’ in Greek.
  10. 10.  The mummy shown in this slide is kind of creepy looking I’m sure. But because of the way the Egyptians mummified there people we can learn more about ancient life in Egypt. Scientist have learned how to get DNA from these mummy’s. The mummy from above was someone who lived and walked and breathed a long time ago (300B.C.- A.D.150). Being able to see something that is that old is remarkable. The Egyptians also mummified there children and pets. They believed that doing this allowed them to live as a whole in the after-life, if the mummification process was not done correctly then they would parish after death.