Online Exhibit for Ancient Egypt


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Online Exhibit for Ancient Egypt

  1. 1. Nile River
  2. 2. The Nile river was a very important source ofAncient Egypts food and agriculture. It providedrich soil in the dry desert, enabling people to growmore crops. Most of the food Ancient Egyptians atecame from farming and planting, so the Nile Riverwas very useful. Image courtesy of risastla from /in/photostream/
  3. 3. The Ancient Egyptians divided their year into 3 seasons based on the cycles of the Nile River: Akhet (June-Sept.) - Flooding season; this is when the Nile River started to flood Peret (Oct.-Feb.) - Growing season; in October the flooding water would recede and it would leave behind some rich and fertile soil for the Egyptians to use. They would then start planting Shemu (Mar.-May.) – Harvesting season; this is when the Egyptians would harvest all the crops they planted and get ready for the next flood
  4. 4. Akhet: Image courtesy of Topdog1 from ky/4309610409/Peret: Shemu:© Copyright Anne Burgess and licensed for reuse under Image courtesy of shobuj1979 fromthis Creative Commons License courtesy of Anne Burgess from 705/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  5. 5. Art
  6. 6. Ancient Egyptian art consisted of paintings, sculptures, architecture, pottery, sarcophaguses, and hieroglyphics. The Ancient Egyptians’ art influence came from their religions, their beliefs in what afterlife would be like, and also from nature. The Egyptians art-work was very detailed and stunning to the eye.Image courtesy of ARTExplorer Image courtesy of marinvee Image courtesy of Plymouth City Museumsfrom from and Art Gallery from emvee510/3171522999/ seums/5424357375/
  7. 7. Clothing
  8. 8. Ancient Egyptians wore light clothing that was made from linen. Linen is made from flax, which is a plant that was grown next to the Nile River by the Egyptians. © Copyright Trish Steel and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License. Image courtesy of Trish Steel from
  9. 9. Men: the men wore skirts that were wrapped around their waist and tied with a belt. The length of the skirt changed depending on the fashion of the time period. The rich Egyptian men wore the best quality linen which Children: Ancient was almost transparent. They also Egyptian children didn’t decorated their clothing with as much wear clothing until they jewelry they could afford. were around 6 years old. When they reached this appropriate ageWomen: the women wore a full length they would wear the dress that had either one or two same clothing as the shoulder straps. The rich women, like men and women. the men, wore the best quality clothes made from transparent linen. Rich women also decorated their clothes with jewelry. Image courtesy of Whizzed from -as-ancient-egyptian.html
  10. 10. Both Egyptian men and women wore make- up. They used black eyeliner to line their eyes and darken their eye-lashes/eye- brows. They also colored their eyelids with green or blue “eye-shadow” made from minerals. Image courtesy of dreamglowpumpkincat210 from ncat210/3645481315/#/
  11. 11. Sources for pictures otostream/ ostream/ egyptian.html
  12. 12. Sources for information about-ancient-egypt/ timer/mortimerwebfinal/4ancientwebck/ancientwebin dexck.htm http://www.woodlands- sons_in_ancient_Egypt y/egypt.htm m