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The Old Kingdom. Government. Pharaoh was a king and a god Pharaoh had absolute power over all the land and people of Egypt. Government. Pharaoh was blamed for disease or poor crops. Government. Khufu most famous pharaoh. Government. Social classes Well ordered society.

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government
Government
  • Pharaoh was a king and a god
  • Pharaoh had absolute power over all the land and people of Egypt
government1
Government
  • Pharaoh was blamed for disease or poor crops
government2
Government
  • Khufu most famous pharaoh
government3
Government
  • Social

classes

  • Well ordered

society

religion
Religion
  • Polytheistic
  • Everyone expected to worship same gods
  • Emphasis on afterlife
  • Afterlife happy place with young and happy people
  • Ka-a person’s life force
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Religion
  • Preserved bodies so the spirit would recognize it
  • Preserved bodies as mummies
egyptian gods and goddesses
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Anubis
  • god of the dead
egyptian gods and goddesses1
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Re (Amon-Re)
  • The sun god
egyptian gods and goddesses2
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Osiris
  • The god of the underworld
egyptian gods and goddesses3
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Isis
  • The goddess of magic
egyptian gods and goddesses4
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Horus
  • The sky god; god of the pharaohs
egyptian gods and goddesses5
Egyptian gods and goddesses
  • Thoth
  • The god of wisdom
pyramids
Pyramids
  • Burial sites for pharaohs
  • Pyramid of Khufu 481 feet high, 2 million blocks
  • How did they build them????
  • Pyramids pointed to the sky, symbolizing journey to afterlife
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