Egyptian Times

By: Chase Cueto, Connor Colton, Connor Ockerman, Matthew Prevor, and Ethan Tucker

Breaking News

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Great Pyramids of Giza

A second great pyramid has just been completed in Giza. It was built in honor of Pharaoh Khafre. It is in alignment with the other Great Pyramid of Giza. The other Great Pyramid was built in honor of Pharaoh Khufu. Pharaoh Khufu was Pharaoh Khafre's father. Pharaoh Khufu's pyramid is the biggest of the two pyramids.
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The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza has also just been completed. It was also built in honor of Pharaoh Khafre. The Great Sphinx of Giza guards the two Great Pyramids of Giza from evil spirits and grave robbers. The Sphinx has the face of Pharaoh Khafre and the body of a lion.

History of Egypt

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How the Old Kingdom Was Born

Before the Old Kingdom in the Pre-Dynastic Period there were two parts of Egypt; Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Then, King Narmer of Upper Egypt declared war against Lower Egypt and won in c. 3100 BC, therefore uniting Upper and Lower Egypt.
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About Pharaoh Khafre's Father

Khufu was the father of Pharaoh Khafre, who is currently reigning. Khufu was the second pharaoh of the 4th dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Pharaoh Khufu was the son of Pharaoh Sneferu. The largest of the two Great Pyramids of Giza was built in honor of Pharaoh Khufu. Most of the documents about Pharaoh Khufu were written by Egyptian and Greek historians at around 300 B.C.

Death, Afterlife, and Mummification

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Wealthy Egyptians buried their dead in stone tombs and, as an effect of that, mummification was born. Mummification is a process in which you remove the internal organs of the body, wrap the body in cloth, and then place the body into a rectangular stone sarcophagus or wooden coffin. It is believed that if you are mummified you could live on in the afterlife, which is even better than real life.

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The Afterlife

The afterlife is a place that is even better than life. One of the reasons we honor the god Osiris is because he is the judge of who gets to go the afterlife. To go to the afterlife it takes more than just dying. You have to earn your way into your afterlife. You can do that by doing good deeds while you are alive. The more good deeds you do, the lighter your heart becomes. If your heart is not light, you can’t go to the afterlife.


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The Wheel

The Mesopotamian's invented something called the wheel. The wheel has been around for a long time, but now we have finally unlocked it's secrets. We have found that if we put four wheels on a box, you can roll it, which is much easier than pushing or pulling the box. Our engineers are finding new uses for the wheel every day.
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Our Military

War news: we have none because everyone fears us so much, because our army is so amazing. Our military works hard every single day to protect us from any evil intruders. Our military is stronger than any other in the world. We have never been conquered by another empire since the Old Kingdom was born. It is a brutal job, but they would do anything to protect their kingdom.

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During the old kingdom many of the Egyptian soldiers had many weapons such as: shields, spears, cudgels, maces, daggers, bows and arrows. The main weapons the soldiers used was the bow and arrow, it is deadly close and far range, much better than melee weapons( maces, daggers, swords). The spear is also a great weapon for far range in a battle except there is one problem you only get one to throw and it is a lot harder to kill someone with it. You can use a spear for close range. Some soldiers actually use a chariot to run over the enemy but I would not put that as a weapon because you would probably be killed before hitting anyone. soldiers mainly used chariots for getting onto the battlefield and having a less chance of getting an arrow

through your stomach.

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During the old kingdoms the Egyptians use to traded with other countries. The Sinai desert was important for its copper and gemstone mines. During the Late Period much of Egyptian trade was in the hands of Phoenicians and Greeks, who had settled in the Delta. The Egyptian attempts at ruling Libya were influenced by the profits to be made from the European trade with Africa. Egypt had only partial success in controlling the flow of goods from Africa to Europe and the Near East. The cheapest and fastest way of transporting merchandise was by ship, despite the cataracts of the Nile and the storms on the Mediterranean and Red Sea and the difficulty and expense of keeping the canal connecting the Nile and the Red Sea in good repair.

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Food Recipes

This new recipe is so beneficial it waste no resources and

taste really good it is the newest trend in egypt


11/2lb dried ful or fava beans

(Can substitute with broad beans if unable to obtain above)

2-4 crushed cloves of garlic

Soak beans for 12 hours, put in pan, cover with fresh water, boil, simmer until tender. (Time depends on dryness of beans) Drain and add crushed garlic. Season and serve hot. Nice served with eggs.

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Demand for Scribes

The newest writing system has been extremely successful, all of the merchants wants signs, so the demand for scribes is now skyrocketing. Everyone wants a scribe. It is a very high paying job! All you need to do is to pay a fee to learn how to read and write. It is expensive, but it is a great investment. Once you become a scribe, you'll be so rich, you won't know what to do with all of your money!

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Because our glorious Nile river is constantly cutting through various rock formations, quarries with countless amounts of gold and other metals are uncovered close to the rivers. That is why our Egyptian empire is so powerful and rich, because we have so many valuable and rare metals.