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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION
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HISTORY OF EGYPT
  • The origins of ancient Egyptian civilization,
    which many regard as one of the fountainheads of
    Western culture, cannot be established with
    certainty. Archaeological evidence suggests that
    early dwellers in the Nile Valley were influenced
    by cultures of the Near East, but the degree of
    this influence is yet to be determined.
    Describing the development of Egyptian
    civilization, like attempts to identify its
    intellectual foundations, is largely a process of
    conjecture based on archaeological discoveries of
    enduring ruins, tombs, and monuments, many of
    which contain invaluable specimens of the ancient
    culture. Inscriptions in hieroglyphs, for
    instance, have provided priceless data.

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BELIEF IN LIFE
  • Test on ones soul in order to win eternal life.
  • Mummification was a way that the dead could be
    preserved for the afterlife and buried with
    everything they would need in the afterlife.
  • Later we would see even ordinary people afforded
    mummification
  • Curse of Tut, Myth or Truth?

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Egyptian skillz that killz
  • Medicine Egyptian physicians believed in magic,
    but also studied symptoms, diagnosing illness and
    would find cures to disease.
  • Did surgery, created medical manuals on papyrus,
    as well as prescribed medicine that is still used
    today.

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Writing Hieroglyphics
  • Hieroglyphics is a form of picture writing.
  • Paper was made of a plant near the Nile, called
    papyrus
  • Rosetta Stone Stone with 3 forms of writing on
    it which was deciphered to under stand
    Hieroglyphics

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Art and Literature
  • From tombs and wall paintings we know they
    Egyptians were very talented artisans
  • Wrote many folk tale stories of battle as well as
    poems and songs.
  • They would share these with their Sumerian
    neighbors.

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