Egypt Culture

By Esther Park, E.V. Cummins, and James Belov

Introduction

Culture is a very important aspect of civilization. Culture is the way a person or a group of people act, others expect those certain people to act that way. People have culture because everyone believes in something different so people with similar beliefs came together to form cultures. One part of culture is religion. Religion controlled and determined most of daily activities in Egypt. The people tried to live perfect lives so they would have great life in the afterlife. Also, hieroglyphics, the Egyptian type of writing, was used in the tombs of Pharaohs, this was an important part of their culture. Writing changed the way business dealings were done and history was kept. For Example, if someone was making a deal then they could keep a record of what they bought and sold. Architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science and engineering because of the pyramids they had to make the slopes perfectly or they wouldn’t align at the top. Also, the pyramids were perfectly aligned to the north, south, east, and west. Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and a wider gap between social classes. The pyramids were an innovation and they provided people with jobs for a long time when they were being built. Achievements paved the way for more complex economic and military systems, if it wasn’t for the Egyptians we would not have our three-hundred sixty-five day calendar today. Also, doctors specialized in certain areas and called different names. For example, a doctor who specializes with teeth was called "doctors of the tooth." The cultural developments during Ancient Egypt made the largest impact on people.

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Religion Fact Statement

Religion


Statement: Religion controlled and determined most of ancient Egyptians’ daily life activities.


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  • Egyptians tried to live a perfect a perfect life to prepare for their afterlife.

  • People thought the pharaoh was a god in human form, so Pharaohs were worshiped.

  • Pharaohs needed to make daily sacrifices to the chief god Amen-Re.

  • Daily services of the setting sun was held everyday.

  • some major gods and goddesses were Bes, Horus, Isis, Oriris, Ra, Sakhmet, Seth, and Thoth

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Achievements Fact Statement

Achievements


Statement: Achievements paved the way for, more complex economic and military systems.


  • Egypt was not conquered for over 3,000 years.

  • The Egyptians made the 365 day calendar that we still use today.

  • Pyramids were extremely difficult and required very advanced math skills.

  • Egyptians figured out how to make papyrus, an early form of paper.

Conclusion

Culture is a way of life and is an essential part of the development of a civilization. In culture there are a lot of aspects such as religion, writing, architecture, innovations, and achievements these are play a significant role in a civilization. Religion played a major role in their everyday lives because they had to go to services so they could keep the gods and pharaohs happy. Writing made a very big change in the civilization, because they could now keep a record of history. Architecture impacted their ways of math, science and engineering through the pyramids. The had a lot of innovations that allowed for people to branch off into separate jobs, such as they made an irrigation system this allowed more people to become farmers. Also their achievements paved the way to a lot of things that we still use today such as the three-hundred sixty-five day calendar the created based on the flooding of the Nile. Today people still learn lessons from the Ancient Egyptian’s like, when they were building the pyramids they had to have a lot of patience and teamwork or else it we would have not had them today. Also people have learned a lot about the body because they Egyptian’s were very good with medicine. In conclusion the cultural developments during Ancient Egypt made the largest impact on people.