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The Amazing World of Ancient Egypt

The Nile River

The Nile River was very important to Ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egyptians settled on both sides of The Nile River. They also settled in the Nile Delta. Ancient Egyptians depended on the river because it provided water for bathing, to drink, raising animals, watering crops, and fish to eat. When a yearly flood occurred, it wood leave rich topsoil along the banks. This made it possible to grow crops. Did you know that Ancient Egyptians controlled the flow of the river? They did this by building dams, canals, and irrigation. Without the Nile River the land would have become a desert. The Nile River was a very important part of Ancient Egypt.

The Nile River

King Tut

Tutankhamen or as we call him today, Tut, became a Pharaoh of Egypt at the age of nine. He had become the youngest pharaoh ever. King Tut was a son of King Akhenaten and Akhenaten’s sister. King Tut had died at the age eighteen. Scientists believe that tut died from a disease in his genes. Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. Tuts tomb contained more than 5,000 objects. His death mask was made out of gold, colored glass, and semiprecious stones. King Tut was very important in Ancient times.

Scientists discovered that this is what Tutankhamen's face looked like.

King Tutankhamen's death mask.

Fashion

The clothes Ancient Egyptians wore were pretty cool. Men wore loincloths or one piece of clothing wore around the hips, skirts, or skirt like tunics. Women wore simple long dresses. Most clothes were made out of linen which is cloth woven from flax. The poor and the rich wore very similar clothing. Lots of people wore jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and amulets. Ancient Egyptians believed that jewelry had protective qualities. That was the style in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt clothing

Food

In Egypt there were variety's of fresh fruits and vegetables such as beans, lentils, onions, garlic, leeks, lettuces, cucumbers, melons, plums, figs, grapes, raisins, and dates. The common crop their are grapes. Ancient Egyptians drank milk produced by goats and cows. They had a main meal which included onions and bread. Ancient Egyptians had a wide variety of fish which may have come from the Nile River. For meat they also ate poultry, geese, some breeds of cattle, antelopes, and beef. They cooked all of their meals outside. They always washed there hands before eating because they ate with their hands. The reason they ate with their hands is because they never had forks, spoons, or knifes. Both the poor and the rich ate this way. That is what Ancient Egyptians ate.

One day you should consider going to Egypt because of the famous King Tut, Delicious food, clothing, and for the Beautiful Nile River.

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