Hello. My name is Victoria, and I'm going to be you historian throughout this wonderful civilization!
Look at this geography! This fertile river is called The Nile. And here is a guide for farmers to grow crops.
What do you see?
These pyramids are huge! And so is this desert. This is such a vast desert.
My job as a historian is to teach you about the history about wherever you are. Right now we are back in 3100 B.C. As you can see, behind me in the far left corner is a desert. This provides as a natural barrier that protects this civilization.
This Funeral Honors Pharaoh Khufu. هذه الجنازة تكرم فرعون خوفو.
Over here is a plentiful, fresh-watered river that provides water for crops, drinking, bathing, and other things. Fun Fact: The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile has a length of about 6,695 kilometers (4,160 miles) Its average discharge is 3.1 million liters (680,000 gallons) per second.
This spot is where my civilization prays and gives thanks to the gods/goddesses.
The pyramid that you see in this scene in the top left is known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the original Seven Wonders of the World. It is also called the Great Pyramid of Khufu, named after the great pharaoh who built it. It remains relatively intact, which just basically means that it is still standing to this day.
How has this civilization influenced ours?
Now that I'm home, let's think about the benefits from the civilization that we just visited.
In 3100 B.C, this civilization believed that wearing makeup gave them godly protection. At this ritual, we 're inside of a pyramid, for the burial of Khufu. This civilization believed it was possible to live again after death. However, the afterlife took different forms, depending on the social status of the deceased. Right now, these people are blessing the body to help ensure safety in afterlife struggles. The riches around the body is also placed as help for the long Afterlife journey.
Allegedly, in the afterlife, Khufu's heart would get weighed next to a feather to determine if he was pure or not.
Over here, we are praying to deities, which are gods or goddesses in polytheistic religions. Over here is the goddess Sia and the god Ra. This civilization is polytheistic, which means that this civilization believes in many gods. The civilization used to have their own religion, but later transitioned to Christianity. Fun Fact: Ra, the Sun God, was the most prominent God to the Egyptians.
The civilization has influenced us in many ways as of improving door locks to make them more useful, inventing the first known toothpaste, and glass. And surprisingly, the glass that we use today was made out of sand! We wouldn't even have wigs, to protect our hair from lice and other things! This civilization has benefitted our lifestyle in many ways today.