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Process to preserve dead: mummification
Supplies left with the dead: pets, food, weapons, & chairs
Opening of Mouth ceremony in part was to release the dead person’s Ka, life
force or “spiritual body” of the deceased , so it can unite
with the
person in the afterlife.
The most powerful god was considered to be Amon-Ra.
Capital of during the Old Kingdom = Memphis
The Nile, the longest river in Egypt, flows into the
Mediterranean Sea. It is unique because it flows south to
north. The Egyptians controlled it by building dams, dikes,
and storing the water in pools and ponds.
Egypt is the country described as “the gift of the Nile.”
The flooding of the Nile influenced the early Egyptian’s
religious beliefs.
Surplus of crops made it possible for some Egyptian towns
to grow into cities.
The pharaohs created a central government in the period
of THE
A nation-state is a region with a united group of people and
a single government.
A vizier is the chief adviser to an ancient Egyptian king.
Diplomacy: the skill of conducting negotiations.
Dynasty: A series of rulers from the same family.
Queen Hatshepsut made Egypt rich through trade. She
ruled dressed as a man.
A pharaoh is a king or queen.
Egyptians believed their pharaohs were LIVING GODS.
Pyramids were symbols of the pharaoh’s power and wealth.
Out of 93 pyramids in Egypt, the 3 famous ones are near the city of
The Great Pyramid was build by KING KHUFU.
actual labor force was tens of thousands of skilled workers.)
It took 20 years to build the Great Pyramid.
When the pyramids were built, the Egyptians had NO
vehicles with wheels.
Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb.
Jean Francois Champollion translated the Rosetta Stone.
Achievements of the Middle Kingdom included literature, art,
and temples. It did NOT include language.
Trade was dangerous. By land: being robbed and
sandstorms. By water: pirates and strong winds & rough
waves. (NOT danger of animals)
Only children of nobles received a formal education.
Otherwise, boys learned their father’s trade, and girls learned
weaving and household skills.
Egyptian tradition gives King Menes credit for uniting Upper
and Lower Egypt into one kingdom. He is depicted wearing a
double crown with white on the top and red on the bottom to
represent upper and lower
Other historians believe that King Menes was actually King
Narmer of Upper Egypt. Narmer conquered Lower Egypt.
Fun info on Pyramids
The three pyramids of Giza are the number one tourist attraction in Egypt. Built
in 4th Dynasty (2550 BC). Each had an adjoining mortuary temple.
* The Great Pyramid (also called Pyramid of Khufu) was made with two million
blocks. (Was looted). Is one of 7 Wonders of the World (and is the oldest) Took
20 years to build. Was tallest man-made structure in world for over 3,800 years at
480 feet.
* Khafre’s Pyramid: a little shorter than the Great Pyramid. It also was looted.
* Menkaure’s Pyramid: smallest of three (son had to complete it)