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Egyptian Culture PowerPoint


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4th Grade Social Studies

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Egyptian Culture PowerPoint

  1. 1. Egyptian Culture<br />
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  3. 3. Important Aspects of Egyptian Culture<br />Geography<br />Religion<br />Artistic Skills<br />
  4. 4. The Nile River<br /><ul><li>Travel
  5. 5. Irrigation
  6. 6. Mud for homes </li></ul> (Ancient Egypt)<br /><ul><li>Food
  7. 7. Safety</li></li></ul><li>The Nile River<br />The river got its name from the Greek word Neilos, which means valley.<br />4184 miles long and flowing North<br />Ability to produce extremely fertile soil<br />Provided a surplus of gold – as well as easy access to create gold mines.<br />The Nile Crocodile!<br />
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  9. 9. Class-Based Society<br />The Royal Family – Family of the Pharoah<br />Nobles, also known as “Servants of the Gods”<br />Usually doctors, mathematicians, and astronomers<br />Middle Class <br />Carpenters, metalworkers, jewelry makers, sculptors<br />Lowest Class<br />Slaves<br />
  10. 10. PharoahsThe Most Powerful Individuals in Egypt<br /><ul><li>Political and Religious leader of Egypt
  11. 11. Considered to be godlike (Egyptians worship many Gods)
  12. 12. Owned all of the land, made laws, collected taxes, and defended Egypt against foreigners.
  13. 13. Represented the gods on Earth. He performed rituals and built temples to honor the gods.
  14. 14. Had to father a son to continue the Pharoah blood line</li></li></ul><li>Tutankhamun “King Tut” 1333 BC – 1323 BC<br />
  15. 15. Why is he famous? <br />His fame doesn’t come from his rule, but rather from the finding of his tomb on November 4, 1922. <br />Up until this time, it was believed that all tombs were raided and robbed, however this tomb remained intact for thousand of years and shed light on the lives of King Tut and his people. <br />
  16. 16. So, what did researchers find? <br />Hieroglyphs<br />Jewelry <br />Decorative Arts<br />Games<br />Mummies<br />
  17. 17. Hieroglyphs <br />Egyptian Writing<br />Derived from the Greek language and means “Sacred Sign”<br />Made up of symbols that look like people, animals, plants, and many other objects. <br />Carved into walls of monuments, temples, and tombs – King Tut! <br />
  18. 18. Hieroglyphs <br />Check out the book Heinemann’s “Know It Hieroglyphs”<br />
  19. 19. Jewelry<br />Collar of Neferuptah<br />Headdress of Nefertiti – Queen of Ancient Europe<br />The Lotus Flower<br />
  20. 20. Decorative Arts<br />Egyptian Papyrus Vase<br />Ancient Egyptian Bowl<br />depicting Lotuses<br />Bastet<br />Looked at nature for inspiration <br />
  21. 21. Mummification<br />To be continued…<br />