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Hieroglyphics. Cuneiform. Hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics. Cuneiform. Cuneiform. Hieroglyphics. hieroglyphics the written Egyptian language made up of pictures and symbols that represented syllables and ideas. hieroglyphics. developed around 3000 BCE made up of 800 picture-signs.

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hieroglyphicsthe written Egyptian language made up of pictures and symbols that represented syllables and ideas
  • developed around 3000 BCE
  • made up of 800 picture-signs
  • Scribes kept the records.
  • They wrote in hieroglyphics on papyrus with sharpened reeds.
rosetta stone
Rosetta Stone
  • By 400 CE, hieroglyphics fell out of use
  • In 1799 a French soldier found the stone
  • Contains a passage in 3 languages
  • Solved the mystery of hieroglyphics
the great pyramid of giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Largest pyramid ever built
  • Three burial chambers
  • Only one of the

7 Wonders of the

Ancient World

still standing

  • Pharaohs and royalty
  • Preserved body for the after life
  • Burial tombs
egyptian mythology
Egyptian Mythology

Egyptians believed many gods.

Polytheistic-believe in many gods

Monotheistic-believe in one god


Eye of Horus

Believed to have healing and

protective power







Nile River

egyptian pharaohs
Egyptian Pharaohs
  • Pharaohs were the rulers of the Egyptian monarchy, which lasted from about 3000 B.C.E-30 B.C.E.
  • Pharaohs were the political and religious leaders of Egypt
  • The pharaohs collected taxes, made laws, doled out punishments, built temples, defended Egypt against invaders, and attempted to maintain a divine order called “Ma-at”
ramesses ii
Ramesses II
  • one of the most famous pharaohs
  • built giant temples and earned fame as the pharaoh who’s supposedly mentioned in Exodus, the second book of the Hebrew Bible
  • famous for the beautiful treasures that were found buried in his tomb in 1922
  • she originally stood in for her son who wasn’t yet old enough to reign, but she quickly took on a lot of extra power
cleopatra vii
Cleopatra VII
  • She committed suicide
  • After her death, Egypt became a province of Rome and the monarchy ended for good
key words
Key Words

Pharaoh- a King of Egypt

Monarchy- form of government headed by one ruler, with supreme power for life

Dynasties- successions of leaders from the same family

Pyramids- structures built as tombs for pharaohs

  • You are a 12 year old student living in Egypt along the Nile River. Write a one paragraph letter to your friend living in TN about your life in Egypt.
  • Things you must include in your letter:
  • 1. Nile River
  • 2. Pharaoh
  • 3. gods/goddesses
  • 4. Written language
  • 5. Pyramids