Ye Old Pyramid Press
By Zander, Camden, and Matthew
Pepi was the 6 dynasty of the old kingdom. He was the youngest pharaoh and he outlived all of his hair to the thrones (his kids). He either died at 64 or at 94 years old (They are not sure). He took the throne at 6 years old. When he died there was no one to take the throne, so a lot of the royal families had a battle to see who would become pharaoh.
The Great Pyramids
There are about 140 other pyramids besides the pyramids of giza.The oldest Egyptian pyramid is believed to be the Pyramid of Djoser which was built in the Saqqara Necropolis during the 27th century BC. They had about 100,000 people work on the pyramids. All the pyramids were built on the west side of the nile.
Recently, the mining industry in Upper Egypt found a large vein of gold in one of their mines! Thank you Hathor, god of mines! The fleet of boats carrying the treasure will stop in Thebes before continuing down toward the Nile Delta. Buying gold is a good investment. The estimated price of gold once the fleet gets down here is only one half it is now. Once it gets here, our craftsmen will craft it into necklaces, pendants, amulets, charms, rings, and other jewelry.
It’s that time of the year again: The harvest! The farmers are going to harvest the emmer, barley, leeks, garlic, melons, squashes, pulses, lettuce, and grapes. Soon, the nobles are going to give out the crop the farmers harvested and we are going to have an abundance of food. This year’s harvest is going to be a good one. The bakers are going to turn the grain into bread and the brewers will turn the barley into beer. Last year, much of our crops were killed by locusts, so we almost went hungry, so it is a relief that we have an excellent harvest this year.
The Mystery of the Sphinx
How did we carve the Sphinx out of one solid piece of limestone? Our people must be strong because it weighs 200 tons. The mean Turks blew off the Sphinx’s nose in a battle. The Sphinx used to have a beard I think the Turks also blew that off too. At least they didn’t get the rest, because of that it became the biggest statue in the world. Thats all about the Sphinx
The Nile is Helping
The only reason we are around is because of the Nile River. Our Pharaoh, King Pepi is another reason we are around, because he does the annual ritual that keeps the Nile at the perfect height. If it wasn’t for him we would go hungry, because our farms would be flooded. All the crops would die. There would be no food, which would cause chaos. If the Nile was too low the crops would dry out, and die. If the Nile was too low we might be able to irrigate and get the water to the crops, but that would take a while. That is why the Nile is crucial to our survival.
Guid to Gods and Goddesses
As you may know, Egypt has many gods and goddesses, each controlling a certain aspect of Egyptian life. There are so many of them, how is someone going to keep track of all of them. Ye Old Pyramid Press has made a useful guide to keep track of all of the important ones, so you don’t have to. The first one is Ra. He is a man with the head of a falcon and a disk around his head. He is the god of the sun. Secondly, there is Osiris, the god of the dead. He is dressed in white with a flail and a staff. Horus is the god of pharaohs. He currently embodies King Pepi. Last but not least there is Anubis, the god of mummification. He looks like a man with the head of a jackal. We Egyptians have many gods, and this guide will help you remember the most important ones.