History- Ancient Egypt

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A study of Ancient Egypt and its many major points

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History- Ancient Egypt
1 Nile River
1.1 Beliefs
1.1.1 Gods Hapi Ra
1.2 Agriculture
1.2.1 Washed ashore black, fertile mud for crops
1.2.2 Crops planted along the Nile
1.2.3 Nile relied on for food
1.3 Importance
1.3.1 Herodotus quotes "Egypt is the gift of the Nile"
1.3.2 Without the Nile Egyptians could not... Bathe Drink reliable water Plant crops for food
1.3.3 Hymn of the Nile
2 Religion and Beliefs
2.1 Gods
2.1.1 Most important Osiris God of death Ra God of the Sun Hapi God of the Nile
2.1.2 Worship Temples In front of a shrine or statue Home
2.2 Afterlife and death
2.2.1 Mummification To keep the body well preserved throughout the afterlife Wealthy Egyptians and Pharaohs could afford it God Anubis
2.2.2 Journey to the Afterlife Weighing of the hearts ceremony Heavier then ma'at Oblivion Egyptians fear oblivion Eaten by Hammut Evil and bad weighs down your heart Light as ma'at Pass to the underworld Osiris approves Good intentions are favourable to ma'at Field of Reeds: Afterlife Similar to life Better and more blissful Eternal
3 Social Structure and Jobs
3.1 Pharaohs/ Royal Family
3.1.1 Top of social structure Don't have to do jobs Rule egypt Seen as a god Osiris (first pharaoh)
3.1.2 Seen as a god
3.2 Visiers and Priests
3.2.1 Carried out services To the pharaoh To the gods In the temple
3.3 Scribes
3.3.1 Wealthy
3.3.2 Literate
3.3.3 Wrote Heiroglyphics
3.4 Craftsmen
3.4.1 Skilled
3.4.2 Crafts Furniture Tools
3.5 Workers and Peasants
3.5.1 Poor
3.5.2 Worked on the farm
3.5.3 Were paid, but very little
3.5.4 Most common form of egyptian
3.6 Slaves
3.6.1 Bottom of the Social Structure
3.6.2 Did very hard work with no pay
3.6.3 Treated like scum
3.6.4 Built the Pyramids
4 Topography
4.1 'Red' Land
4.1.1 Barren desert
4.1.2 Hard to survive
4.1.3 Have a permanent settlement
4.2 'Black' Land
4.2.1 On the bank of the nile Washed ashore black silt and rich mud Fertile and used for crops
4.2.2 Washed ashore by the floods
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