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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


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

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


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

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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