Egypt By: Ernie Quirk


The pyramids served multiple purposes in ancient Egypt. People worshipped in them, ceremonies were held, and more. Pharaohs, kings, and queens were buried in them. Nowadays, the pyramids are almost like a symbol representing Egypt.

The Nile River

The Nile River was crucial to the Egyptians survival in several ways. They were a place to travel up and down Africa, Asia, and Europe. They enabled the Egyptians to trade with other civilizations. Of course, it served as a water source to them too.

Painting of Egyptians Using Mud Brick

Mud brick was very meaningful to the growth of Egypt. They were a very widely used building material. The absence of wood and other building material made mud brick extremely useful. Most houses in Egypt were made of mud brick too.


Another very essential thing to the ancient Egyptians were hieroglyphics. They were a way to record certain things before we had pencils and pens. They allowed the Egyptians to show signs or warnings too. They had different symbols with different meanings, telling people where to go or what to do.

Bartering for Fish

And last but definitely not least, we have trade. The Egyptians traded many things, but probably the most important thing was grain. They bartered with grain, fish, bread, other foods, weapons, tools, and the list goes on and on. Since they didn't have much wood or other resources, (because they were in a desert) trade was vital to their survival.

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