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Egypt culture


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Egypt culture

  1. 1. By:Amit Das
  2. 2. Location To the north is the MediterraneanSea, and To the east the Red Sea. Egypt is separated from Libya andNorth Africa by the westerndesert, From Palestine and Israel by thedesert of the Sinai Peninsula.
  3. 3. Class based society• The Royal Family• Nobles• Upper Class• Lower Class
  4. 4. Gender Roles andStatuses• Division of Labor by Gender• The Relative Status of Women and Men
  6. 6. The Egyptian language was among the first written languagesHieroglyphsHieratic Demotic Coptic
  7. 7. Book of GatesBook of DeadBook of Caverns
  9. 9. Great SPHINX Egyptian LUXOR3 Pyramids of GIZA The Temple Complex of KARNAK
  10. 10. Music&Dance
  11. 11. Types of Dance• Funeral Dances• Festive Dances• Dramatic Dances
  12. 12. Belly Dance
  13. 13. MusicInstruments Found in Egypt:Clappers - mostly made of bone or woodCymbalsBellsEnd-Blown FlutesPipes - both single or double reedsLyresThe LuteThe Harp - the angle, shoulder, and bowDouble ClarinetTrumpetHydraulicSistrumCrotals
  14. 14. Festivals
  15. 15. Ramadan Moulid an-Nabi Sham al-Naseem
  16. 16. Egypt host to a number offestivals
  17. 17. Sports• Football is the most popular sport in Egypt• The Egyptian national football team won the AfricanCup of Nations seven times setting a new record inAfrica• Other popular sports in Egyptare basketball, handball, squash, and tennis
  18. 18. CuisineFul Medames Fried Falafel Basbousa
  19. 19. Beverages• Tea is the national drink in EgyptKoshary teaSaiidi teaGreen teaTisanes (herbal teas)• Sugar cane juice is called "aseerasab“• A sour, chilled drink made from tamarind
  20. 20. Food Customs atCeremonial Occasions• The Id al-Fitr• The Prophets Birthday• Fasting is seen as a spiritual exercise by both Muslims
  21. 21. DRESS
  22. 22. Ancient Egyptian WearPharaoh Priest Man Women
  23. 23. Modern Men & Women Wear
  24. 24. HeadwearSkullcap(taqiyah) Fez(Tarbush) Turban Kufiya
  25. 25. Marriage&Family
  26. 26. • One of the critical decisions a woman can make is thechoice of marriage partner• Marriage to cousins, however, remains frequent,accounting for 39 percent of marriages in a 1995 sample• Egyptians frequently do not have "family" names e.g.,Hassan Ali Abdullah
  27. 27. Religion
  28. 28. • Egypt is a country of "everyday piety”• 5 PillarsThe statement of this basic professionThe Ramadan fastThe pilgrimage to MeccaThe five daily prayers &The giving of alms.
  29. 29. Ra God Sobek• Ra, the sun-god• Isis was worshiped as the mother goddess.• Animal worship is another important aspectof the Egyptian religionThe cat-headed goddess BastetLion-headed war god MaahesThe crocodile-headed god Sobek &The frog-goddess Heqit were idolized
  30. 30. Life after death&Mummification
  31. 31. MummificationEmbalming Wrapping
  32. 32. Tutankhamuns mummy