The Egyptians Of The Nile River Valley

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Published on January 15, 2009

Author: mrgibbs

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The Egyptians of the Nile River Valley Mr. Gibbs Winter 2007

What 2 Factors made the Nile River Valley Different from the Tigris/Euphrates 1.) Protected by surrounding Deserts 2.) Predictable in its flooding

1.) Protected by surrounding Deserts

2.) Predictable in its flooding

King Menes Unified Egypt in 3200 BC Civil wars between dynasty and other noble families Hyksos – Asian Civilization that moved through the ME and conquered a weakened Egypt Regained control after 150 yrs – expanded beyond the Nile – “The New Kingdom”

Unified Egypt in 3200 BC

Civil wars between dynasty and other noble families

Hyksos – Asian Civilization that moved through the ME and conquered a weakened Egypt

Regained control after 150 yrs – expanded beyond the Nile – “The New Kingdom”

 

Daily life in Ancient Egypt Pharaoh Life was organized for the sole purpose of serving the pharaoh both in life and after death

Pharaoh

Life was organized for the sole purpose of serving the pharaoh both in life and after death

Peasants Farmed the land to supply bread and cotton for the pharaoh’s cabinet, priests and soldiers

Farmed the land to supply bread and cotton for the pharaoh’s cabinet, priests and soldiers

 

Soldiers Conquered Territory in order to bring back booty, slaves and new luxuries

Conquered Territory in order to bring back booty, slaves and new luxuries

 

Scribes Created Hieroglyphics (a form of picture writing) Record the goods stored in warehouses Write about Religion

Created Hieroglyphics (a form of picture writing)

Record the goods stored in warehouses

Write about Religion

 

 

Artisans Skilled workers Build temples Statues Pyramids

Skilled workers

Build temples

Statues

Pyramids

Pyramids Tombs for the pharaohs Belief in the afterlife – and that the pharaoh was able to bring all of his worldly possessions with him Pyramids were filled with all expensive treasures Required great engineering and mathematic skills

Tombs for the pharaohs

Belief in the afterlife – and that the pharaoh was able to bring all of his worldly possessions with him

Pyramids were filled with all expensive treasures

Required great engineering and mathematic skills

 

 

 

Used to measure land flooded by the Nile

Other Aspects of Egyptian Life Physicians performed surgery Slavery was legal Controlled Trade throughout the Mediterranean

Physicians performed surgery

Slavery was legal

Controlled Trade throughout the Mediterranean

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