Egypt p.10 Chapter One Reading Questions Due Today Map Quiz Retake Tomorrow. Warm up: Why were Egypt’s pharaohs unusually powerful rulers?. Ancient Egypt 3200-500 BC Location North Africa Natural barriers: Mediterranean Sea, Sahara Desert, Red Sea Result = less prone to invasion.
Warm up: Why were Egypt’s pharaohs unusually powerful rulers?
Pharaohs Leaders of the Egyptians They were like gods
Polytheism Main gods were Re (Sun god) & Osiris (god of dead)
Divided Egypt was divided into Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt.
The Nile was used as transportation between them.
One of the Pharaohs would unite Egypt into one.
Mummification Part of their religion. It was to prepare your body
for the next life. Mostly for royalty.
Hieroglyphics Comes from the words Hieros and Gluph. It means
sacred carvings. A combination of pictures and an alphabet.
Papyrus Reeds used to make paper.
Geometry Needed to divide parcels of land
Calendar For planting and harvesting, only off by six hours per year