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Ancient Egypt : Ancient Egypt One of the first great civilizations Life in Ancient Egypt : Life in Ancient Egypt Life centered around the Nile river Yearly floods brought nutrients to the soil The river was a main route of travel Social Pyramid of Egypt : Social Pyramid of Egypt Pharaoh Upper Class Royal Family, Government Officials, Army Officers, Priests, Landowners, and Doctors Middle Class Merchants, Manufacturers, and Artisans Lower Class Unskilled Laborers and Farmers Slaves and Servants Egyptian Religion : Egyptian Religion Polytheism About 2000 gods & goddesses Amon-Ra Osiris Horis Death and Funerals Three souls “ka, ba, and akh” Embalming Burial Tombs Union of Two Crowns : Union of Two Crowns Red Crown Upper Egypt White Crown Lower Egypt Menes Overthrew the king of Lower Egypt Wore a Double Crown Unification Joining of separate parts into one whole Egypt’s Economy : Egypt’s Economy Pharaoh was at the center of the economy Based upon Agriculture Pharaoh took taxes on the crops that were grown, and goods that were made Goods were “bartered” or traded for other needed goods A System of Writing : A System of Writing Hieroglyphics Used to keep record Scribes Record keepers Original Accountants Papyrus Paper made from plants Rosetta Stone Transcribed Hieroglyphics, Greek, and Demotic Building the Pyramids : Building the Pyramids Built as tombs for the Pharaohs Afterlife Housed everything needed for the Paraoh Khufu’s pyramid Total number of blocks 2,300,000 One block’s average weight 2.5 tons Number of blocks added each day 285 Children in Egypt : Children in Egypt RICH Children of Pharaoh swam in palace pools Learned their parents trade Spun tops, and played games POOR Swam in canals Worked alongside their parents Little time to play Daily chores Credits : Credits Websites Text Banks, James A. , Gloria Contreras, Jean Craven, and Gloria Ladson-Billings. World: Adventures in Time and Place. New York: Mc Graw-Hill, 1999.

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