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Aim: What was the economy of Egypt like, and what did Egypt contribute to the world?. November 14, 2013. I. Economy. Based on agriculture: Dug basins (bowl shaped holes) to hold water. Used a shadoof to lift water from the Nile to the basins. Grew flax, wheat, barley and grapes.

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aim what was the economy of egypt like and what did egypt contribute to the world

Aim: What was the economy of Egypt like, and what did Egypt contribute to the world?

November 14, 2013

i economy
I. Economy
  • Based on agriculture:
    • Dug basins (bowl shaped holes) to hold water.
    • Used a shadoof to lift water from the Nile to the basins.
    • Grew flax, wheat, barley and grapes
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B. Very involved in trade

  • Under Queen Hatshepsut, Egyptians traded with the kingdom of Punt, got ivory, ebony, monkeys, hunting dogs, leopard skins and incense.
ii contributions of ancient egypt
II. Contributions of Ancient Egypt
  • Papyrus was used to make:
    • Reed paper
    • Baskets
    • Sandals
    • Rafts and riverboats
  • Math
    • Number system based on 10
    • Used fractions and whole numbers
    • Used geometry to measure land
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C. Calendar - 3 seasons with 120 days each and 5 special fast days.

D. First specialists in medicine- First to use splints, bandages, compresses. Masters at sewing up cuts and setting broken bones

Splint

Compress

concluding question
Concluding Question
  • Which achievement of the Ancient Egyptians do you think had the greatest influence on the world, and why?
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