Ancient Egypt

by Brithzi and German

Location

  • If you want to visit Egypt think about the continent Africa.
  • Egypt is spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia , making it an Afro-Asiatic country via land bridge formed by the sinai peninsula.

Time

  • for almost 30 centuries—from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.—ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world.
  • The first villages of ancient Egypt were established some 700 years ago.
  • In about 3100 BC, king Menes the ruler of upper Egypt, united the two kingdoms and built his capital at Memphis.

Egyptian beliefs

The ancient Egyptians believed in life after death . when a person died, their soul was thought to travel to an underworld, called Duat. Here the soul had to pass a series of ordeals in order to progress to a better life in the next morning.
Ancient Egypt: Crash Course World History #4