Jordan Walker Ancient Egypt

The Nile River was a place for the Egyptians to bath, drink, travel, and trade. Also, they used it to plant crops around it. The Egyptians washed their dead in the Nile before they put them in linen.

The Nile River

The pyramids were where the Egyptians would bury their ancestors, and where they buried their Pharaoh King Tut. They also built the Great Sphinx. The body of the sculpture is a lion with the head of a human. The head was made after the Egyptian God Anubis.

The Great Pyramids
The Great Sphinx

Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. Every time someone would die they would put their favorite things with them like animals, jewels, and other personal items. They would also bury the dead with their slaves who were living.

Tomb of King Tut

The Egyptians also made people into mummies after they died. They believed that there was an after life and this would preserve the bodies. The Egyptians were polytheistic. Some of the gods they believed in were the sun god Ra, the creator god Amun, and the mother goddess Isis.

Sun God

King Tut was the Egyptian ruler. Tut was born in 1343 BC. His name at birth was Tutankhaten. His father was Akhenaten and his mother was Nefertiti. He was a great ruler because he opened back up the shrines his father had closed. He also was supposed to marry his cousin but did not.

The clothing of Ancient Egypt was meant to keep them cool and dry from the heat. The richer women wore short skirts and beaded dresses. The men also wore skirts like the Scottish. They were called kilts. Both men and women wore wigs. They were meant to keep the sun off their heads and also for fashion. Poor people didn't wear any clothes at all.

The ancient Egyptians ate bread, beans, and leaks. They also ate wild birds, and caught fish from the Nile. They planted crops, fruit and vegatables. These are just some of the things they ate.

Some fun facts about Egypt. Ancient Egypt is the first place to come up with a calendar. They marked the time according the the Nile River rising. The Egyptians invented the first clocks. Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world. Egypt is the 30th largest country in the world.


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