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2.2 Early Egypt


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2.2 Early Egypt

  1. 1. Early Egypt
  2. 2. <ul><li>Early Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>United into single kingdom (no c/s) </li></ul><ul><li>Unity, stability, cultural continuity for 3000 yrs (desert) </li></ul><ul><li>Learned farming from Meso </li></ul><ul><li>Geography (Nile) </li></ul><ul><li>Flooded/receded like T/E-but predictable </li></ul><ul><li>Unified Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Worshiped as a god </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Differences from Mesopotamia </li></ul><ul><li>Nile floods were predictable-T/E not </li></ul><ul><li>Desert and Red Sea led to isolation (natural barriers) </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids-burial not govt (not Ziggurat) </li></ul><ul><li>Less formal class structure </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Advancements: </li></ul><ul><li>Developed early paper by making papyrus from reeds </li></ul><ul><li>Used geometry and advanced math for surveying and in construction </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an accurate calendar. Good within 6 hours per year. 12 months of 30 days each </li></ul><ul><li>Most advanced medicine at the time </li></ul>
  5. 5. So what’s the big deal with the Rosetta Stone? Well, it had three different types of writing on it. Hieroglyphs Demotic Greek
  6. 6. Hieroglyphs Demotic Greek