Presentation on theme: "Today’s Directions Have out your timeline worksheet from yesterday (the one with the pharaohs on the backside) Label the table of contents: Menes."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Directions Have out your timeline worksheet from yesterday (the one with the pharaohs on the backside) Label the table of contents: Menes
First Egyptian Pharaoh United Lower and Upper Egypt
Menes United Upper and Lower Egypt Was the king of Upper and defeated the king of Lower Wanted to reunite country so he did and then named it EGYPT Founded city of Crocodopolis Founded the city of Memphis – Ancient day Capital Upper Egypt wore tall white crown Lower Egypt wore a red crown Combined to two for unification Died at age 63. His death is a mystery but legend says he was attacked by crocodiles in the Nile River.
Queen Hatshepsut Female Pharaoh
Queen Hatshepsut Rule First female pharaoh of Egypt Ruled from 1479 B.C. – 1457 B.C. Female Pharaoh? She would dress as a man Would wear a wig on her chin as a beard Achievements Ordered many temples to be repaired due to previous battle Peace and prosperity during her reign Increased trade Gold and ivory Leopard skins and other exotic animals After Death Obelisks and temples built in her honor Her name has been removed from every monument by the order a later pharaoh