Egyptian Life

Egyptian Life

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  • No, I want it like THAT!
  • Did you do your homework?
  • SALE! SALE! Get your cotton!
  • Maybe... did you?
  • We consider the Nile River "The Giver of Life!"
  • The Egyptians created the pyramids. The Egyptians built them for tombs for their dead pharaohs.  They were built by slaves and peasants. Pharaohs were the top of the social class in Egypt, and below them were priests and the pharaoh's family.  2nd to last on the social class was merchants, guards and villagers. At the bottom there was farmers, peasants, and slaves.
  • Can't... work ... Any... Longer...
  • For Egyptians, trade was important! There were many markets and schools and writing called Hieroglyphics. The weather was mainly hot, with cold nights. It sometimes rained and caused floods. Other times, there were droughts. They believed that gods controlled the weather. They were polytheistic, which meant they believed in many gods. They used mummification to preserve the bodies of their dead kings for the afterlife. 
  • This is a farm worker, bottom of social class.
  • Every ancient civilization had a river, and Egypt was no different.  Their river was called the Nile River, which Egyptians considered "The Giver of Life." They used it to bathe, drink, and grow crops. They also built irrigation systems like the Mesopotamians. 
  • What should we do?
  • This has been the tour of ancient Egypt! Shh! -Wait, how'd we even get in here?
  •   Cotton was their main agriculture.  They traded cotton for silver, wood, or copper. To trade they went to other cities, such as Cairo, Giza, Memphis, and Thebes. They also traded through other ancient civilizations, such as ancient mesopotamians.  They had specialized jobs, such as merchants, potters, weavers, soldiers, priests, and scribes.
  • Men and women in Egypt had certain roles, such as farming, working the market, and family work. People created papyrus as a wool from cotton. At night, Egypt was cold. 
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