EGYPT 4th Stop on our Trip Around the World
A Quick Video to Begin! • Welcome to Egypt
Egypt • Most of Egypt is desert • Only an estimated 2 inches of rain falls each year
The Nile River • The longest river in the world- 4,000 miles long
The Pyramids from the Ground (approx. 450 feet tall!)
Virtual Tour of Egyptian Pyramids • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html • Look at • Khufu from top and inside • The Great Sphinx of Giza
Blog about your Experience • Log on to Digital Travel Portfolio (Weebly) • Blog about your experiences at the Egyptian pyramids • Include photos and videos of Egypt
Egypt • Ancient Egyptians believed in an afterlife when someone died. • Mummification helped someone reach the afterlife as they thought that, in order to have an afterlife, the dead person would have to repossess his or her body. • Egyptians believed that the only way to do this was if the body was recognizable. • Mummification was mainly done to wealthy people as poorer people could not afford the process.
The Mummification Process • Pull brain out of nose using a hook • Make a cut on the left side of the body near the tummy • Remove all internal organs • Let the internal organs dry • Place the lungs, intestines, stomach and liver inside canopic jars • Place the heart back inside the body • Rinse inside of body with wine and spices • Cover the corpse with salt for 70 days • After 40 days stuff the body with linen or sand to give it a more human shape • After the 70 days wrap the body from head to toe in bandages • Place in coffin * If the person had been a Pharaoh, he would be placed inside his special burial chamber with lots of treasure!
References • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html • http://toptravellists.net/the-sphinx-egypt-hd.html • www.holidays-uncovered.co.uk • http://www.touregypt.net/egypt-info/magazine-mag05012001-magf4a.htm • http://gallery.hd.org/_c/places-and-sights/_more2001/_more07/Egypt-Cairo-cityscape-Nile-river-2-BG.jpg.html • https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/286612756801650688/photo/1 • archaeology.about.com