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  • Ancient Egypt By Allie
  • Geography- Water
    • The Nile River was a good source of water.
    • It provided natural irrigation and fertilization.
    • Floods from the Nile River left great soil for farming.
    • The Nile River flows north which was good for the Egyptians because they used it for a “highway.”
  • Geography- Vegetation
    • The Nile River Valley would flood and leave really good soil for farming so they could have a stable food supply
    • Vegetation was very rare in the deserts because it was so dry there
  • Geography- Topgraphy
    • Deserts are thought of as dry and horrible places, but in ancient Egypt were very important they helped to keep enemies out. The desert acted as a barrier.
    • The Nile River was also a big part of ancient Egypt because it influenced human settlement.
  • Pharaoh Senusret
    • He ruled from 1971- 1926 B.C.E
    • He controlled mines filled with gold, copper and gems.
    • Some of the greatest works in Egyptian literature were written during Senusret’s time.
    • Some of his greatest accomplishments were in religious architecture.
    • He wanted to be remembered through his monuments.
  • Pharaoh Hatshepsut
    • She ruled from 1473- 1458 B.C.E.
    • She was the very first female pharaoh.
    • She was know for encouraging trade.
    • Her greatest accomplishment was gaining power. At first she shared her power with her male relatives.
    • As a girl she demanded the same respect as a male pharaoh, and so sometimes she would wear male clothing.
  • Pharaoh Ramses II
    • He ruled from 1290- 1224
    • He is best known for his military leadership and for building numerous monuments
    • He had over 100 wives and 100 children therefore he wasn’t shy
    • He was made captain of the Egyptian army at the age of 10
    • He was the best preserved mummy
  • The Social Pyramid
    • Egyptian society was structured like a pyramid
    • At the top was the pharaoh, next was the government officials. Then it was the priests, then was the scribes. Next is the Artisans and last was the peasants.
    • They usually belonged to the same class as their parents, and most had little chance of moving up.
  • Gods
    • All the gods lived in temples
    • The temples were made for the gods.
    • Some rituals were performed to honor all the gods and show faithfulness
  • Peasants
    • All people lived on the east but they wanted to be buried on the west when they died.
    • Kids were highly valued
    • Men and women had different roles in the family. Women cooked and took care of the house while the men made the money to support the family
  • Thank You!
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