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Ancient Egypt2

  1. 1. Ancient Egypt One of the first great civilizations
  2. 2. Life in Ancient Egypt <ul><li>Life centered around the Nile river </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly floods brought nutrients to the soil </li></ul><ul><li>The river was a main route of travel </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Pyramid of Egypt <ul><li>Pharaoh </li></ul><ul><li>Upper Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Family, Government Officials, Army Officers, Priests, Landowners, and Doctors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Merchants, Manufacturers, and Artisans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower Class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unskilled Laborers and Farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slaves and Servants </li></ul>
  4. 4. Egyptian Religion <ul><li>Polytheism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gods & goddesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amon-Ra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osiris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Death and Funerals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three souls “ka, ba, and akh” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embalming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burial Tombs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Union of Two Crowns <ul><li>Red Crown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>White Crown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Menes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overthrew the king of Lower Egypt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wore a Double Crown </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joining of separate parts into one whole </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Egypt’s Economy <ul><li>Pharaoh was at the center of the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Based upon Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Pharaoh took taxes on the crops that were grown, and goods that were made </li></ul><ul><li>Goods were “bartered” or traded for other needed goods </li></ul>
  7. 7. A System of Writing <ul><li>Hieroglyphics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to keep record </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scribes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record keepers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original Accountants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Papyrus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper made from plants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rosetta Stone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transcribed Hieroglyphics, Greek, and Demotic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Building the Pyramids <ul><li>Built as tombs for the Pharaohs </li></ul><ul><li>Afterlife </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housed everything needed for the Paraoh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Khufu’s pyramid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total number of blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2,300,000 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One block’s average weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2.5 tons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of blocks added each day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>285 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Children in Egypt <ul><li>RICH </li></ul><ul><li>Children of Pharaoh </li></ul><ul><li>swam in palace pools </li></ul><ul><li>Learned their parents trade </li></ul><ul><li>Spun tops, and played games </li></ul><ul><li>POOR </li></ul><ul><li>Swam in canals </li></ul><ul><li>Worked alongside their parents </li></ul><ul><li>Little time to play </li></ul><ul><li>Daily chores </li></ul>
  10. 10. Credits <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.sptimes.com/Egypt/EgyptCredit.4.3.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Banks, James A. , Gloria Contreras, Jean Craven, and Gloria Ladson-Billings. World: Adventures in Time and Place . New York: Mc Graw-Hill, 1999. </li></ul>

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