Life in ancient Egypt was based on agriculture.Wheat, fruits and vegetables were the principalcrops, although there was some pastoral farming ofcattle, sheep, or goats. During the annual flooding of theNile, farming was impossible. But after that, a rich soilremained.
Ancient Egyptian society treated men and womenequally. Women participated in thepolitical, economic, and judicial world of ancient Egypton the same terms as men. In the Egyptianmythology, Goddesses were as important or more thangods.
Egyptians used a pictographic written language“hieroglyphs” about 5000 years ago, and they continuedusing them for more than 3500 years, until about 400 AD.
Pharaohs werethe high priest ofall temples, thehead oflaw, administration and army.Egyptiansbelieved pharaohswere half-manand half-god:Tutankhamon, Ramses, Cleopatra…
The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs fortheir pharahos and their queens. There are abouteighty pyramids known today from ancient Egyp.
Pyramid builders were not slave Some of thebuilders were permanent employees of thepharaohs. Others were working for a limited time .The most famous pyramids are Keops, Kefren andMycerinos.
The ancient Egyptians believed that mummifying apersons body after death was essential to ensure asafe passage to the afterlife. Mummies can be driedout by extreme cold, by the sun, by smoke, or usingchemical products.