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    • Ancient Egypt “The Gift of the Nile”
    • Geography
      • Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile”
      • Each year the Nile overflowed its banks, leaving behind a thick layer of nutrient rich soil the Egyptians called “black gold”
      • The Nile is approximately 4,000 miles long and empties into the Mediterranean Sea
      • Without the Nile, civilization in Egypt would not have been possible
    • Map of Egypt
    • Religion
      • The Ancient Egyptians were polytheistic, they worshipped many gods
      • The Egyptians preserved the bodies of important people, such as pharaohs, as mummies
    • Social Organization
    • System of Writing
      • Hieroglyphics, a form of writing that used pictures and abstract symbols and was developed around 3,000 B.C.
      • The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799 revealed many secrets that were previously unknown about
      • Egyptian life and culture. It took
      • nearly 16 years to translate.
    • Hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone
    • Egyptian Achievements
      • Pyramids were built as tombs for the Pharaoh. The size of the pyramid was symbolic of the pharaohs wealth and power
      • The largest pyramid at Giza, covered 13 acres and was built from 2.3 million stones each weighing 2-5 tons
      • The Egyptians made many advances in math and engineering
    • Great Pyramids of Giza
    • Sphinx
    • Giza Virtual Tour
      • http:// www.egyptvoyager.com/pyramids_giza_virtual.htm