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The Egyptians of the Nile River Valley Mr. Gibbs Winter 2007
What 2 Factors made the Nile River Valley Different from the Tigris/Euphrates <ul><li>1.) Protected by surrounding Deserts...
King Menes <ul><li>Unified Egypt in 3200 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Civil wars between dynasty and other noble families </li></u...
 
Daily life in Ancient Egypt <ul><li>Pharaoh </li></ul><ul><li>Life was organized for the sole purpose of serving the phara...
Peasants <ul><li>Farmed the land to supply bread and cotton for the pharaoh’s cabinet, priests and soldiers </li></ul>
 
Soldiers <ul><li>Conquered Territory in order to bring back booty, slaves and new luxuries </li></ul>
 
Scribes <ul><li>Created Hieroglyphics (a form of picture writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Record the goods stored in warehouses ...
 
 
Artisans <ul><li>Skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Build temples </li></ul><ul><li>Statues </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids </li...
Pyramids <ul><li>Tombs for the pharaohs </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the afterlife – and that the pharaoh was able to bring...
 
 
 
Used to measure land flooded by the Nile
Other Aspects of Egyptian Life <ul><li>Physicians performed surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was legal </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. The Egyptians of the Nile River Valley Mr. Gibbs Winter 2007
  2. 2. What 2 Factors made the Nile River Valley Different from the Tigris/Euphrates <ul><li>1.) Protected by surrounding Deserts </li></ul><ul><li>2.) Predictable in its flooding </li></ul>
  3. 3. King Menes <ul><li>Unified Egypt in 3200 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Civil wars between dynasty and other noble families </li></ul><ul><li>Hyksos – Asian Civilization that moved through the ME and conquered a weakened Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Regained control after 150 yrs – expanded beyond the Nile – “The New Kingdom” </li></ul>
  4. 5. Daily life in Ancient Egypt <ul><li>Pharaoh </li></ul><ul><li>Life was organized for the sole purpose of serving the pharaoh both in life and after death </li></ul>
  5. 6. Peasants <ul><li>Farmed the land to supply bread and cotton for the pharaoh’s cabinet, priests and soldiers </li></ul>
  6. 8. Soldiers <ul><li>Conquered Territory in order to bring back booty, slaves and new luxuries </li></ul>
  7. 10. Scribes <ul><li>Created Hieroglyphics (a form of picture writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Record the goods stored in warehouses </li></ul><ul><li>Write about Religion </li></ul>
  8. 13. Artisans <ul><li>Skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Build temples </li></ul><ul><li>Statues </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids </li></ul>
  9. 14. Pyramids <ul><li>Tombs for the pharaohs </li></ul><ul><li>Belief in the afterlife – and that the pharaoh was able to bring all of his worldly possessions with him </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids were filled with all expensive treasures </li></ul><ul><li>Required great engineering and mathematic skills </li></ul>
  10. 18. Used to measure land flooded by the Nile
  11. 19. Other Aspects of Egyptian Life <ul><li>Physicians performed surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery was legal </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled Trade throughout the Mediterranean </li></ul>
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