Treasures of Ancient Egypt


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This presentation explores some of the monuments, artifacts, and rulers of Ancient Egypt.

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Treasures of Ancient Egypt

  1. 1. Treasures of Ancient Egypt<br />By Kristine Stafford<br />
  2. 2. Egypt<br />Northern Africa<br />Capital -> Cairo<br />The Nile River<br />Hot, dry desert<br />
  3. 3. Egypt<br />Grow cotton, rice, corn, wheat, and more<br />Export oil, cotton, chemicals, and more<br />Egypt’s Flag<br />
  4. 4. The Great Sphinx<br />Cairo, Egypt<br />Made over 4,000 years ago<br />Carved from one piece of limestone<br />65 feet tall, 20 feet wide, 260 feet long<br />Buried by sand, dug out in 1925<br />
  5. 5. The Great Sphinx<br />Lion body + human head<br />Stands as a guard<br />Broken nose<br />
  6. 6. Temple of Ramses II<br />Entrance<br />Temple<br />Built by pharaoh Ramses II<br />3,200 years old<br /><ul><li>Very large statues of Ramses II
  7. 7. Each king ≈ 66 feet tall</li></li></ul><li>Pyramids<br />More than 100 in Egypt<br />Over 3,000 years old<br />Made of large limestone bricks<br />Tombs for pharaohs<br />
  8. 8. Hieroglyphics<br />Ancient Egyptian writing<br />Pictures instead of words<br />More than 700 hieroglyphs<br />Written on:<br />Papyrus -> special paper<br />Tomb walls<br />
  9. 9. Mummies<br />Preserved bodies<br />Dried out for protection<br />Long, special process<br />Wrapped in bandages<br /><ul><li>Pharaohs
  10. 10. Sarcophagus -> holds coffin
  11. 11. In pyramid or fancy tomb</li></li></ul><li>Famous Ancient EgyptianMen<br />Tutankhamen<br />“King Tut”<br />Ramses II<br />
  12. 12. Famous Ancient EgyptianWomen<br />Cleopatra<br />Nefertiti<br />
  13. 13. Links<br />Here are some places to explore Ancient Egypt online:<br />Mummy game: kids/egyptmummy.htm<br />Use hieroglyphics:<br />Discover a tomb:<br />Explore Egypt:<br />
  14. 14. Answer the following questions:<br />Find the map of Egypt. Can you find the capital?<br />Find the picture of Egypt’s flag. How is Egypt’s flag alike or different than the U.S. flag?<br />Find the picture of the entrance to the Ramses II tomb. Why do you think one of the heads is missing?<br />Would it be easy or hard to build an Egyptian pyramid, and would you want to help build one? Why or why not?<br />Use the hieroglyphics game to write your name.<br />Why did the Egyptians mummify their dead?<br />
  15. 15. References<br />Slide 1<br />Image: Microsoft PowerPoint Clip Art<br />Slide 2<br />Image: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection<br />Information:<br />Slide 3<br />Image: Central Intelligence Agency,<br />Information: Central Intelligence Agency,<br />Slide 4<br />Image: James-Hetherington,<br />Information:<br />Slide 5<br />Image: nigelfj,<br />Information:<br />Slide 6<br />Image: Merlin_1,<br />Information:<br />
  16. 16. References<br />Slide 7<br />Image: J. Griffin Stewart, 1234543665/<br />Information:<br />Slide 8<br />Image: triplexpresso,<br />Information:<br />Slide 9<br />Image: SpindlierHades,; geekygirlnyc,<br />Information:;<br />Slide 10<br />Images: Ramiro Sánchez-Crespo,; get directly down,<br />Information:<br />Slide 11<br />Images: Maia C,; @rild,<br />Information:<br />