Exploring Egypt

By Whitley Maher

Map of Ancient Egypt

Major Cities

Memphis, Thebes, Elephantine, Buhen, Kerma, Napata, Meroe.

Two facts about Memphis is that it was the oldest capital of Egypt. Another fact is that it was founded in 3000 B.C. by King Memes.

Two facts about Napata is that it was a city-state of Nubia. Another fact is it was a capital between 750 B.C. to 590 B.C.

King Tutankhaman

King Tut was born in 1343 BC. His mother was Nefertiti and his father was Akhenaten. King Tut was only 9 years old when he reigned Egypt. He reigned from 1334 BC to 1325 BC. He married his half-sister and had to two daughters. King Tutankhaman died when he was 18 years old.

Egypt's religion

All of Egypt believed in many different gods and then Amenhotep became pharaoh. He wanted everyone to believe in one God, Aton. So he closed the Shrines and everyone was mad. Then when he died they picked someone they can control. They picked a 9 year old, Tutankhaman. Then King Tut opened the Shrines and everyone was happy again.

This is a fun and amazing place to be!

Hatshepsut

Harshest was born 1508 B.C. She was the first queen pharaoh. When she became pharaoh she wanted to rule as King, so she dressed like a King and even wore a fake beard! She was the ruler of Kemet for more than 20 years. Hatshepsut married Thutmose and had a daughter named Neferure. She died 1600 B.C.

Nile River

The Nile River is approximately 4132 miles long. The river might be the longest river in the world. Around 40 million people live in the Nile Delta. Most of Egypt's history is located along the river. The Nile river is the giver and taker of life!

Egypt transportation

There were a lot of ways to travel in Ancient Egypt,one of the ways were by boat. They used boats to travel on the Nile River. Another way to travel is by camels or horses. Egyptians thought camels were faster than horse! Horses and camels carried the luggage that the Egyptians wanted to bring. During the wars they also used war chariots to travel around.

I hope you enjoyed the journey to Ancient Egypt!