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Title: Ancient Egypt


1
Ancient Egypt
  • Inventions From the Past

2
The Following Inventions Came From Ancient Egypt
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Paper
  • Hieroglyphics

3
Calendar
  • The Egyptians created a 365 day calendar.
  • The Nile river flooded at the same time each
    year.
  • The Egyptians counted the days in between the
    flooding of the Nile to create the calendar.
  • The calendar included three seasons flood time,
    planting time, and harvesting time.

4
Clock
  • The Egyptians used water to make a clock.
  • The water dripped from one jar to another.
  • The jars were marked at equal spaces. It took
    the water one hour to drop from one space to the
    next.
  • Each jug flowed for 12 hours.

5
Paper and Hieroglyphics
  • How did the Ancient Egyptians make paper?
  • What kind of writing did the Ancient Egyptians
    use?

6
Paper
  • The ancient Egyptians made paper out of papyrus.
  • They cut the reeds and pressed them flat with
    large rocks.
  • Scribes used the paper to keep records such as
    laws and taxes.

7
Hieroglyphics
  • Hieroglyphics are pictures that stand for sounds.
  • There were over 750 pictures used.
  • It is one of the first written languages.
  • Scribes used hieroglyphics and papyrus paper to
    keep records.
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