Social Studies. Essential UNIT Question: How did the ancient world contribute to the development of civilization?. Social Studies Standards. Case study of an early people of the Middle East (Sumer, Egypt, or Mesopotamia): 3.1 a, 3.1 c, 3.1 d. DO-NOW:. Update Table of Contents;.
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Essential UNIT Question: How did the ancient world contribute to the development of civilization?
Top portion was written in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
The middle portion was written in modern “demotic” Egyptian.
The bottom portion was written in Ancient Greek.
Jean Champollion (top left) used Greek and demotic text as the basis through which he learned to read Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Priests placed vital organs in jars
Sarcophagus = Coffin
Crown of Upper Egypt (White); Crown of Lower Egypt (Red)
United Crown of Egypt
Silt scooped out of the Nile
Silt helps nourish soil
Flax was used for clothing