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by:Elijah Ramseur

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"Ancient Egypt Technology." Smart Exchange. Statusfirm, 2 May 2011. Web. <http://exchange.smarttech.com/details.html?id=e35a0c96-36e3-41e8-82a0-39eebd3de1a9>.
Technology in modern day America has been heavily influenced by technology in ancient Egypt. We use similar things today that the ancient Egyptians used back then, such as, door locks and keys. Another thing we use is the three hundred and sixty-five day calendar. We also use paper.
The Egyptians also created waterproof boats using papyrus, as well as evolved wood. The Egyptians really affected modern day by creating the calendar and time from the lunar cycles. This made a big impact on our modern world.
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RASHAD, ABO. "Technology of Ancient Egypt." The Water Clock of Ancient Egypt. PowerKid Pr, 3 July 2012. Web. <http://www.egyking.info/2012/07/water-clock-of-ancient-egyptian.html>.

The Egyptians made a clock by using water and the sun. Water clocks were made by timekeepers that observe bodies of water. They made two stone buckets with a tiny hole in one bucket, and then the bucket under it would collect the water. Their moving shadows formed a sundial, and they created a device.

The device divided the sunlight. The elements of the clock are the sky, candles, oil lamps, reservoirs, hour glasses, and small stone or metal mazes filled with incense that would burn a certain place. Their clocks were not like modern day clocks, but they were still able to know what time it was to do certain things that were important.

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D, Jean. "Egyptian Civilization." Prezi. Prezi, 19 June 2014. Web. <https://prezi.com/-6bxhxwrcqbi/egyptian-civilization/>.

Another thing that is currently used is paper. The only difference is now it is made with trees and back then it was made with papyrus. Soon after paper was made, the Egyptians also created ink. The ink was made out of dye and made more colors.

Using a specific type of plant, they were able to create sandals, mats, and other materials. Soon, the Egyptians could make scrolls to keep religious documents. They kept the papyrus guarded and secret. It played a great role in the ancient Egyptian life.

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"Egyptian Boat Stock Photography." Dream Stime. Unholyvault. Web. <http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-egyptian-boat-image12009062>.


When there were no canals available ships had to be built. The materials they used for boats where papyrus reeds and evolved to wood. It took them 17 days to build one ship, it took a lot of materials and it probably was a large process. They use the ships for transportation,soon they needed bigger ships for bigger transportation.

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"In Aswan Egypt." Ancient Egyptian Transportation. Khemit Schools, 1 Apr. 2013. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. <http://hiddenincatours.com/granite-quarry-in-aswan-egypt-two-unfinished-obelisks/>.
The Egyptians built dams sometimes with the military or with trade. Often the dams were used for controlling the floods. Their biggest dam is 100 meters tall. Today, we use this technology to build even bigger and better ships. We use boats today for transportation, going fishing, for the navy, and for vacation.

Ancient Egypt technology has influenced modern America in many ways such as 365 day calendar/time, the way they used papyrus, and the way they have influenced ships and boats for today. 365 day calendar has influenced us by helping us tell time and able to know what day it is, to know what events you have ahead of time.

Then there is papyrus. Papyrus has impacted us in technology in modern America by influencing the way we make and use paper today. Finally, there are ships and boats that have influenced the way we make boats today. This is how we are influenced by Ancient Egypt’s technology in modern day America. Next time you see one of these objects, remember where it came from and how important it is to us.
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