By: Brooke Fischer
More about GRAPES
Religion- Religion is important to Egyptians because their beliefs were important to them. The Egyptians strongly believe in there tradition because it was pasted down to them and it is part of there religion. Like.Like when the pharaohs die they do mummification to show respect because that's what they believe in. Some of the gods and goddesses they believed in are the sun god Re, Hapi, Isis, and Osiris. Re watches over the sun to get good harvest. Hapi watches over the Nile River. Isis watches over the dead. Osiris is the husband of Isis and he watches over the dead too. The Egyptians do mummification because it shows a sign of respect to the Pharaoh.The purpose of the pyramids and the valley a kings is that they have tombs inside of them to protect the pharaohs bodies from people, weather, and animals. The valley of kings protects bodies and hide jewelry.
Achievements- Some of the achievements of the Egyptians are they made a calendar to tell them the time and date, a shadoof to carry water from place to place, pyramids to protect jewelry and pharaohs bodies. Two things that the Egyptians discovered that we still use today are furniture and some medicines and drugs. The Great Pyramids of Giza are big structures built by the Egyptians and today people are still looking at them because a lot still has not been found in the pyramids yet.
Politics- A leader was decided in ancient Egypt by a dynasty. The village chiefs, priests, nobles, and the pharaohs were involved in Egypt's government. The Egyptians view the pharaohs as their masters and don't question his commends. King Tut is important because he was a pharaoh at age 9. Ramses II is important because he helped rebuild the empire. Hatsheput is important because she is one of the few woman to be a pharaoh and she is known for her trading style.
Economics- Trade was crucial to the Egyptians Civilization because they did not have everything they needed. So, they needed to trade to get the exotic and rare things. They traded for food, papyrus, crops, and more. Things that the Egyptians traded to other people were gold and grain.
Social Structure- The men in Egypt farm, hunt, and trade. They wore tunics made of linen that resembled as long t-shirts reaching to their knees but, when they worked they wore short skirts. The woman in Egypt can pass on property, buy and sell goods, and can make wills. They wore a straight fitting dress held up by straps. The younger children play with toys and the older children learn to cook, clean, hunt, or farm. They were naked in the summer and in the winter they wore wraps and clocks. There are 5 different stages in Egypt for the people. The lowest is unskilled workers. The next highest is herders and farmers. The third highest is traders, artisans, shopkeepers, and scribes. The forth highest is priests and nobles. The highest is a Pharaoh. The pharaoh is on top because it is the ruler. The priests and nobles are second because they don't ruler over the pharaoh but, or more powerful then the artisans, farmers, and unskilled workers. (etc.) The traders and traders are third because they don't power over the pharaoh but, they are more powerful then other people. The herders and farmers are forth because they aren't as powerful as the other people. The unskilled workers are fifth because they have no power at all.