Ancient Egypt What we want to LEARN! Remember; Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Egypt • Egypt is located in Northern Africa • A large River called the Nile flows through Egypt • Without the River Nile, all of Egypt would be a desert • The Ancient Egyptians referred to the Nile as a “Gift” Who? Where? What? Why? When?
When did they live? • Ancient Egypt dates between 3200 BC to 332BC • That’s over 5,000 years ago Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Houses and homes • Ancient Egyptians built their houses out of sun-dried bricks • These bricks were made out of mud and straw • The Egyptians could make a number of bricks easily • The desert heat dried the bricks • Their homes had flat roofs Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Pharaohs • They were the King or Queen of Egypt (most were men) • They were the most powerful person in Egypt • Egyptian people treated them as half-man, half-god • The most famous Pharaoh was Tutankhamun Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Mummification • A mummy is the body of a person that has been preserved after death • Pharaoh’s were mummified after death • Egyptians mummified the Pharaohs because they believed in the afterlife and if the bodies of the pharaohs were preserved, they could use them. • To mummify a dead person it took around 70 days • Anubis was the God of mummification Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Gods and goddesses • Ancient Egyptians believed in many different Gods and Goddesses • Each one had their own role to play in maintaining peace and harmony in Egypt • The Ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to recognise and worship these gods and Goddesses so that life continued smoothly • Anubis: God of the dead • Ra (pic): God of the sun. Egyptians believed that Ra was swallowed every night by the sky goddess Nut and was reborn every morning Who? Where? What? Why? When?
Ancient Egypt What would you like to Learn? Remember; Who? Where? What? Why? When?