Ancient Egypt Pharaohs, Pyramids & History
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Ancient Egypt Pharaohs, Pyramids & history we share with you here some interesting facts about ancient Egypt, we will take you to a journey to the ancient civilization of Egypt to give you an introduction about the wonders of Ancient Egypt Pharaohs and Pyramids, History, people, Goddess and more.
Ancient Egyptian civilization Facts
The people of Ancient Egypt created one of the world’s earliest and longest-lasting civilizations. It began in about 6000.B.C when farming villages spread along the banks of the Nile River. Eventually, two kingdoms were formed: Upper Egypt in the south and Lower Egypt in the north.In about 3100 BCE, the land was united when a king of Upper Egypt conquered the north.
He was called the pharaoh and was seen as a living god. The Egyptians built the first large stone buildings, including massive pyramid tombs for their pharaohs and temples for their many gods.They invented a writing system called hieroglyphs, and, as a river people, they made almost all their journeys by boat. Life in Egypt continued with few changes for almost 3,000 years.
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The Nile River the Life Blood of Egypt
Egyptian civilization was only possible thanks to the Nile River, which flooded every year, leaving behind fertile black silt for farming. Hence, Egypt came to be called “the gift of the Nile.”
Beyond the narrow green strip of farmland on either side of the river lay barren desert.Unlike the Mesopotamian rivers, the Nile flooded at the right time of year to plant crops.
The farmers could grow two or even three crops in one season.
Boats the Mean of Transportation
Wooden sailing boats provided the main transportation system,bringing stone from the quarries to building sites and food supplies from the fields to temples and towns the prevailing wind in Egypt blows from the north, so sails were used to travel upriver. Traveling downriver.
People rowed, carried along by the current.
Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
The pharaoh was Egypt’s ruler and chief priest and spent much of his time performing religious ceremonies. He was seen as the living representative of the sky god, Horus, who took the form of a hawk. Thought to be divine, he was worshiped as a god after death. The word
Pharaoh comes from the Egyptian word “per-aa,” meaning great house or palace.
Hieroglyphic Writing of Ancient Egypt
The Egyptians invented one of the first writing systems called hieroglyphs.
These were picture signs standing for sounds, words, and ideas. Scribes, with their skill at writing, organized the harvest and the great building projects. By controlling the supply of materials.Workers, and food, they made it possible to build pyramids and temples. Hieroglyphs were carved on stone or written on sheets of papyrus, a material made from water reeds.
Mummification in Ancient Egypt
Egyptians believed that after death the souls of the dead had to be reunited with their bodies which were preserved in a process called mummification, the dead person’s liver, stomach, intestines, and lungs were removed and stored in four containers called Canopic jars, each protected by a different God, the body was then dried, stuffed, and wrapped with bandages.
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