Do Now. What is the social structure in Ancient Egypt? What role did religion play in Ancient Egypt? Who are some important gods in Ancient Egypt? _______________________________ _______________________________. Quiz 6.2.3.
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1. Religion was based on tradition, which means they do things over and over again.#1
2. These are both untrue about Egyptians
3. Although we know this is true, Egyptians did not build pyramids or monuments because of tradition, they did it because the pharaohs asked them to.
-Many of you asked what “prominent” means. This means important, but even if you did not know, you still could have easily answered the question.
-The Egyptians strong belief in all EXCEPT…this means the one thing they DID NOT believe in!!
What could you have remembered in order to answer this question?? Think about the pharaohs role in society.
The pharaoh was the person who was in charge of taking care of the religion. He was known as a god-king, so he joined religion with the rest of society.
This is not true. Egyptians traded a lot, and they loved gold and ivory for jewelry!!#4
This is not true. We never talked about daily ceremonies.
This is not true. Pharaohs and wealthy people were the main people mummified.
True!! Egyptians believed that every occurrence was because of the gods. Floods, storms, births, deaths, etc.
Only pharaohs and very wealthy people could be mummified and buried in pyramids. They found gold and goods with them. Most of the common people were simply buried in the sand. This shows historians that there were different social classes in Egypt, which is something we already know!!
If we have extra time, you will get to present your myth, so everyone can learn about it!!