Presentation on theme: "An Egyptian Tour Your paradise starts here!. Egyptians have invented many household items. They have invented eyeliner, looms, potters’ wheels, the 365."— Presentation transcript:
Egyptians have invented many household items. They have invented eyeliner, looms, potters’ wheels, the 365 day calendar, and even the toilet seat. So, when you go to ancient Egypt, you won't be at a loss for any of these items! The first board game was invented in Egypt, called Senet. If you travel to Ancient Egypt, you can play the first board game ever!!!!
The first recorded scientist lived in Egypt. His name was Imhotep- one of the smartest people in the ancient world. Ink and paper were first invented and found in Egypt. So, when you travel to ancient Egypt, you can write things down! The first glass objects were even found in Egypt! You have to come to ancient Egypt and see these beautiful pieces of art!
Fun Facts About Egypt Boys went to “Houses of Instruction” or school. Some children had pet monkeys or even a gazelle. The Ancient Egyptians invented things like soap, toothpaste, plywood and even the pen!
Prior to getting dressed, people in Egypt got their clothes out of a basket, usually found on shelves in their rooms. For breakfast, people in ancient Egypt usually ate a small meal of bread and fruit. Ancient Egyptians' overall diet consisted of grains, fish, vegetables, and fruits. The ancient Egyptians ate mostly grains because they took longer to spoil. The fruits and vegetables they ate consisted of onions, radishes, apples, peaches, and many more other fruits and vegetables. These were popular because they could be farmed all year round.
Ancient Egyptians lived in mud brick houses. The bricks were made from a mixture of mud, straw and stones. Furnishing in houses consisted of stools to sit on and chests to store possessions in. Beautiful wall paintings made Egyptian houses ornate and unique. Their clothing was woven from flax plant to make the fabric linen.
The ancient Egyptians were polytheistic- they believed in many gods. They used mythology to describe how nature worked Their favorite god was Osiris, who was the god of life and death Come worship with the ancient Egyptians and have the time of your life!
Hieroglyph means “sacred drawings” They are pictures of objects simplified Egyptians used hieroglyphs from about 3000BC to 300 AD They were used for all writing until Egypt started to use the Greek alphabet Then, they were only used for sacred or religious writing With Christianity, there was no need for hieroglyphics, so, ancient Egyptians stopped using them
In 1799, French soldiers found the Rosetta Stone Joan Champollion, a French scholar, decoded the Rosetta Stone by looking at the two types of hieroglyphics inscribed in it and the Greek inscribed in it. This made it possible to decode the ancient text, so if you go to Egypt, you’ll be able to read the hieroglyphics!!! Hieroglyphs look like pictographs, but represent sounds, so you’ll be able to decipher an old language while looking at pictures! The Rosetta Stone unlocked mysteries of the ancient civilization, so don’t worry, you won’t be confused.
Imagine how hard it was to stack over 2,300,000 blocks of stone that are about 2.5 tons each! That was what laborers had to do in the process of building the Great Pyramid of Giza. So, travel to ancient Egypt and visit the same site that over 4,000 years ago, in 2000 B.C., laborers were building the Great Pyramid. Come to ancient Egypt and admire these great structures!
From 3000BC to 2500BC, Egyptians devoted much of their energy to building great structures. This was during the Old Kingdom, when all of the pyramids were built. Pyramids were made as burial tombs for Egypt’s pharaohs and were filled with any necessity that the pharaoh would want during their afterlife. Peasant farmers built the pyramids because they were required to spend a number of weeks on construction. Pyramids were built along the west side of the Nile River, the land of the dead. Some pharaoh's tombs were built in the Valley of the Kings to elude robbers. It was a burial area cut into the side of a mountain, yet thieves still managed to find the vast majority of the pyramids.
The first form of pyramids were mastabas. Then, to make the tomb more decorative, Egyptians added more on the top of the mastabas to make Step Pyramids. Don’t they look similar to ziggurats? Eventually, the ancient Egyptians filled in the gaps in between the levels of the Step Pyramids to make what we imagine a classic Egyptian pyramid.
The Layout of a Pyramid Pyramids were part of a funeral complex- a processional causeway, which links the funerary temple to the pyramid, solar barques (sun boats)which were buried on the four sides of the pyramid, and finally, mastabas and other smaller pyramids where family, nobles, and people of the pharaoh's court were buried. Come to ancient Egypt and admire all of the hard work that ancient Egyptians put into these breathtaking structures! In pyramids, there was anything from a pair of sandals to a piece of food! People buried things that were thought to be needed in the pharaoh's afterlife. Internal organs (besides the brain, which Egyptians considered worthless) were put in jars put in the pyramid.
Great people, great sights, great time!!! See you there!!!! Come to Ancient Egypt!!!!!!!!!