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Ancient history week 3a


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Ancient history week 3a

  1. 1. Ancient History- Week 3
  2. 2. After the Tower of Babel, some of the peoplecrossed over the mountains into China.Because of the difficulty of the trip, many didnot cross over after them.
  3. 3. The group of people married among themselvesand became a strong race. The Chinese culture is one of the oldest pure ancient civilizations that exists.
  4. 4. Because it was isolated from the rest ofthe world, they have a very distinct culture of art, writing, music and living.
  5. 5. The Chinese ruled bydynasties. It is a family whoobtains powers and keeps it, sometimes for centuries.
  6. 6. One of the first dynasties was the Xia Dynasty. They ruled for 400-500 years.
  7. 7. The next rulingdynasty was theShang Dynasty. A lot more is known about them.
  8. 8. They started writtenlanguage—very different from ours.
  9. 9. They had 50,000 characters in their alphabet! Can youimagine singing that song?
  10. 10. They used bronze and had horses to drive chariots.
  11. 11. They began the making of silk after finding the silkworm.
  12. 12. They kept thissilk secret forover 3,000years. Theyused thissecret fortrading withothercountries.
  13. 13. In the ancient times, peoplebuilt Ziggurats as temples and places of worship.
  14. 14. In Egypt, there was a king named Khufu. He decided to build a pyramid.
  15. 15. A pyramid was the size of 10 football fields and as tall as a 40 story building.
  16. 16. Most were builtalong the Nile River.
  17. 17. It was a monumental accomplishment to build the first Great Pyramids. It took lots of work by many, many people.
  18. 18. The Pyramids are one of the 7 wonders of the world today!
  19. 19. The Kings and Queens built these pyramidsbecause they didn’t understand the afterlife.
  20. 20. They believedthey needed topreservethemselves asbest as possibleat death inorder toexperience agood afterlife.
  21. 21. They “took” many possessions with them including slaves and animals!
  22. 22. The Pyramids had burial chambers for the kings and their treasures
  23. 23. Inside the pyramids were small chambers forthe bodies. Secret passages led there toreduce the chance of robbery