Egypt

learn how the Egyptians lived.

The Egyptian physical geography

The Nile Valley, including the delta, is Egypt's most notable physical feature. For thousands of years this narrow river is like a densely packed ribbon of land, with its fertile soils and its reliable supply of water, has nurtured Egyptian civilization. South of Cairo, in the area known as Upper Egypt, the valley varies from 1 to 13 miles (1.6 to 21 km) in width and in many places is flanked by high cliffs. North of Cairo, in Lower Egypt, the flat delta begins; it gradually fans out to a maximum width of about 150 miles (240 km) along the Mediterranean coast.

why the Nile river was so important.

The Nile river was important because the Nile had cataracts.What the cataracts did was they made the waters so fast and rapid that no one could swim or take a boat over that river.So because of those cataracts no enemy's can get past.

Egyptian Social Hierarchy

Egyptian society was structured like a pyramid. At the top were the gods, such as Ra, Osiris, and Isis. Egyptians believed that the gods controlled the universe. Therefore, it was important to keep them happy. They could make the Nile overflow/or even bring death.Pharaohs were like god s in human form to everyone else in Egypt.So they whispered the Pharaohs like GODS!,and the Pharaohs put everyone in what place they thought they should be in.

Rosetta stone

The stone is believed to have originally been displayed within a temple, possibly at nearby Sais. It was probably moved during the early Christian or medieval period, and was eventually used as building material in the construction of Fort Julien near the town of Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile Delta. It was rediscovered there in 1799 by a soldier named Pierre-François Bouchard of the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt. It was the first Ancient Egyptian bilingual textrecovered in modern times, and it aroused widespread public interest with its potential to decipher this previously untranslated ancient language. Lithographic copies and plaster casts began circulating among European museums and scholars. Meanwhile, British troops defeated the French in Egypt in 1801, and the original stone came into British possession under the Capitulation of Alexandria and was transported to London. It has been on public display at the British museum almost continuously since 1802. It is the most-visited object in the British Museum.

Egyptian religion