By: Tina, Stefany and Matrina
Who are the Egyptians?
The word 'pyramid' actually comes from the Greek word 'pyramis' meaning wheat cake because the Egyptian pyramids reminded the greeks of it. The Egyptians needed about 2,000,000 blocks just to make one single pyramid isn't that mind blowing! They built pyramids as tombs for their Pharaohs and queens. The best-known pyramid was built in Giza for Khufu, one of Egypts Pharaoh. This pyramid was known as the 'Great Pyramid'.
The Sphinx is located in Giza and was carved from natural rock into a man-lion. .They built the Sphinx to scare or capture evil gods,they hope the Sphinx will protect their Pharaoh if they don't make it to the afterlife. Till this day, no one knows who destroyed the Sphinx's nose.people say that the sphinx was built to protect temples and tombes
The Abu Simbel was established in 1257 BCE by Pharaoh Ramses the II which is a temple in Aswan, Egypt. He carved this from a huge mountain and was deticated to the sun gods Amon-Re and Re-Horakhte. No one knew about this temple until it was discovered in 1817 by Giovanni Battista Belzoni. The Abu Simbel consists of
Timeline 100B.C. to 650 A.D.
30A.D. - Cleopatra VII Died by a Snake Bite
31A.D - Battle of Actium
350A.D - The Egyptians stopped using hieroglyphs
600A.D - The Arabs Defeated the Egyptians
Myths & Beliefs
-The Egyptians saw death as a transitional stage to a better life in the afterlife,they believed that they could only reach their full pontential.
-When a person dies the priests would recite prayers as a final attempt to receive the deceased.
-The Egyptians also had a temple to consider dwelling places to the gods.
-The Ancient Egyptians also believed that Horus the godess of the sky had the head of a hawk.
-The Egyptians believed in many gods such as Aten, Lord of all, Osiris, King of the dead, and Hapi, Father of the gods.
-The Egyptians also believed that the sun god, Ra created landforms and life when there wasn't anything in Ancient Egypt except for water and land.
- Every time they disobeyed their gods, all the crops would rot, life stock will die, and families will be struck by illness
- Some people believed that there were secret passages and rooms under The Sphinx but nothing has been discovered yet so far.