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Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt. Where was this? Ancient Egypt was located in modern Egypt along the Nile River. There were two places in Ancient Egypt. The Black Land The Red Land The Black land was next to the Nile, very fertile, and supplied food.

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Ancient egypt1
Ancient Egypt

  • Where was this?

    • Ancient Egypt was located in modern Egypt along the Nile River.

    • There were two places in Ancient Egypt.

    • The Black Land

    • The Red Land

    • The Black land was next to the Nile, very fertile, and supplied food.

    • The Red Land was located away from the river was dry, but also had natural resources they used.



When did ancient egypt exist
When did Ancient Egypt exist?

  • 3500 BC – 600 AD

  • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/time/explore/main.html


Characteristics of ancient egypt
Characteristics of Ancient Egypt

  • Daily Life

  • It revolved around the Nile which had yearly floods which brought fertile soil.

  • People made their homes out of mud-bricks

  • Most people worked as field hands, farmers, craftsmen, and scribes.

  • The river brought harvest and wealth to them.


Characteristics of ancient egypt1
Characteristics of Ancient Egypt

  • Writing

  • They believed it was important to communicate information about religion and government.

  • They used something called hieroglyphics – a writing system using picture symbols.

  • Wrote on papyrus (kind of like paper)

  • This helped preserve their culture.


Characteristics of ancient egypt2
Characteristics of Ancient Egypt

  • Religion

  • They were polytheistic – worshipped many gods.

  • Also, they built temples out of stone in honor of their gods.

  • Amen (Amon) - Later Amen-ra was the father of all the gods.

  • He is represented in art by a man or a sun.

  • His sacred animals are a goose and a ram.


Characteristics of ancient egypt3
Characteristics of Ancient Egypt

  • Pharaoh

  • The leader of Ancient Egypt was known an Pharaoh.

  • He owned all the land and was responsible for laws, collecting taxes, and defense.

  • He was also their spiritual leader who built temples and performed rituals to honor gods.


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Characteristics of Ancient Egypt

  • Mummification

  • Originally Egyptians buried the dead in the ground, and the dry ground preserved their bodies.

  • They then buried people in coffins, but realized these people decayed.

  • Then they started embalming people and wrapping them in cloth strips which would preserve their bodies.

  • Pyramids were built to house the bodies of Pharaohs and their queens.