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  1. Marti Boots Block A Ms. Fig The Egyptian Pyramids

  2. In Egypt along the Nile river Egypt is in northeast Africa It’s about the size of New Mexico and Texas combined It has been called the gift of the Nile The Nile river has given the country a rich soil The Nile made agriculture the #1 source of the nation’s prosperity Where are the pyramids located?

  3. Burial places for the Pharaohs To the Egyptians the pyramids are above all an icon They consider the pyramids giant hieroglyphs There was usually about 2 pyramids for each pharaoh Inside the pyramids were hieroglyphs that said what happened in the pharaohs lives What is it known for?

  4. 138 pyramids in Egypt Earliest known pyramid is found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis The earliest known pyramid is Djoser constructed 2630 BCE-2611 BCE which was in the 3rd dynasty The pyramids were all planned out by the pharaoh then they were buried and locked away in them What is its history

  5. Djoser

  6. The Egyptians As of 2008 there is 81.3 million people living in Egypt The Egyptians are the inhabitants and citizens of Egypt sharing a common culture and a dialect of Arabic 76.4 million Egyptians live around the world 94% are in Egypt and call themselves “ethnic Egyptians” 90% is Muslim and 10% is Christian What culture is associated with it?

  7. Before the 1970s it was rare for Egyptians to leave their country permanently for an extended amount of time They didn’t leave because they prefer their own soil If they do leave it is to study or travel What culture is associated with it?

  8. The pharaohs Pharaoh means “Great House” which originally referred to the king’s palace The most famous pharaoh is Tutankhamen also known as King Tut His death has interested the world since scientists first discovered his tomb in 1922 He was only 18 years old when he died Ramses ll is another pharaoh, he reigned over 67 years Had over a dozen wives and 100 children’ Cleopatra has been referred to as the last of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs before the nation tumbled into the hands of the Roman Empire What group is associated with it?

  9. Burial rituals The rituals were hidden inside other rituals such as purification, offerings, and burial They have to bury the deceased at a certain time They also had to have priests come in everyday to make the afterlife better An important ritual is called coming forth at the voice The deceased was summoned to partake in the offerings They also opened the mouth of the deceased so they could eat, breath, and speak in the afterlife What are the practices/traditions of the group associated with it?

  10. Mummification The body was placed into a pit and left in the sun to dehydrate Then they remove the internal organs Practices/traditions

  11. The rituals would be considered belief system and religion They make sure it is done every time It is used to make sure that the deceased can still do things in the afterlife They make sure that the body can do anything in the afterlife Does their practice qualify as a religion, philosophy, belief system or other devotion

  12. They have been recreated all over the world Every time someone visits the pyramids Egypt gets more tourism and they prosper more Also people can see how life was like back then What impact has it had on the world?

  13. Yes, I would like to visit I would like to learn about the lives of the Egyptians and the pharaohs If I went I would like to see the burial rituals done I would like to see them prepare the body for afterlife Would you like to visit? Why?

  14. 3 types Step, true, and bent Types of pyramids True pyramid (above) Bent pyramid (above) Step pyramid

  15. Works cited