Ancient Egypt

By: Riley Thurman

the Nile river

The most important physical feature of Egypt. It is 4,258 miles long and runs through the following cites, Cairo, Khartoum,Jinja, Juba. The Nile protects the Egyptians from invaders getting into Egypt and destroying everything they have.

Mummification

Mummification was considered integral to one's afterlife. The mummified body provided a place for a person's body or spirit to return to the body after death. The process began with the evisceration of the body. All internal organs were removed- except the heart.

King Tut

King Tut is one of the most well known Pharaohs from ancient Egypt. He was only 19 when he died. Therefore he had very many ''wives'' and became king when he was only 9 years of age. King Tut became most important after his death because his tomb was stuffed with treasures and his mask he wore after mummification was completely gold.

Nefertiti

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.

Ramses

Menpehtyre Ramesses I was the founding Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 19th dynasty. The dates for his short reign are not completely known but the time-line of late 1292–1290 BC is frequently cited as well as 1295–1294 BC.

pyramid of Giza

* built by Khufu

* 755ft long 475ft tall

* once held all the treasures of Khufu to take with him to the after life

* the largest pyramid

Religion

Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. It centered on the Egyptians' interaction with many deities who were believed to be present in, and in control of, the forces and elements of nature.

Rosetta stone

The Rosetta stone is a granodiorite inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt, in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts the upper text is Ancient Egyptian

compare to Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia is kind of like ancient Egypt because they both flat lands with rivers that some what keep invaders from getting inside. Egyptian civilization, formed by 3000 B.C., benefited from trade and

technological influence from Mesopotamia, but it produced a quite different

society and culture. Because its values and its tightly knit political

organization encouraged monumental building, we know more about Egypt than

about Mesopotamia, even though the latter was in most respects more important

and richer in subsequent heritage.

social hierarchy

In the social pyramid of ancient Egypt the pharaoh and those associated with divinity were at the top, and servants and slaves made up the bottom. The Egyptians also elevated some human beings to gods. Their leaders, called pharaohs, were believed to be gods in human form. They had absolute power over their subjects.