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    Allie Allie Presentation Transcript

    • 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
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