Ancient Egypt Civilization & Map

Geography
Where is Egypt located? How did the ancient Egyptians adapt to their environment?
  • Egypt is located on the continent of Africa.
  • The climate in ancient Egypt is very hot and dry.
  • The ancient Egyptians farmed and irrigated the land near the Nile River.
  • The Nile River flows north into the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The Nile River was used by the ancient Egyptians for many things. They fished for food, washed themselves and their clothes, and collected water for irrigation, drinking and cooking. They also traveled by boat around Egypt and into the Mediterranean Sea to trade with other cultures.
  • The land in Egypt is about 90 percent desert. There are grasses along the Nile River. The Nile River floods every year. This flooding brings in rich soil for planting.
Government
Who ruled in ancient Egypt?
  • The ancient Egyptians were ruled by Pharaohs.
  • Pharaohs. were the highest level in ancient Egyptian society.
  • When a pharaoh died, he would be buried in a tomb or pyramid with all of his valuables. It was believed that they would need these things in the after-life.
  • Cats were considered regal and good luck.
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Economics
What did the ancient Egyptian people use to buy and sell goods and services?
  • The ancient Egyptians traded with other cultures like ancient Rome and Greece.
Contributions
A contribution is the act of giving or doing something.
Many of the ancient Egyptians inventions are used today.
  • The ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics as their written language. Hieroglyphics is writing using pictures to represent different sounds.
  • The Egyptians created the clock and the 365-day calendar we use today.
  • One of the most remarkable architectural structures from ancient Egypt are the Pyramids.

Ancient Sumerian Deities

Deity: Displays the name of the deity along with a notation of any other pantheons they belong to.

Patron City: Center of worship of the deity.
Description: A brief description of the deity’s duties.
Symbol: Symbol commonly used to denote the deity.
Relationships: Relationships with other deities.
Comments: Interesting side notes concerning the deity.
Also Known As…: Other names the deity is known by along with a notation of the pantheon(s) they belong to.

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Arles (Arelate) was the first Roman town to be built in Gaul after the 49 BC defeat of Pompey’s forces at Marseille (Massilia) by Caesar during the Civil War. Caesar had also constructed his fleet there. A colony for veterans of the Sixth Legion was founded in 46 BC as Colonia Julia Paterna Arelate Sextanorum by Tiberius Claudius Nero, father of the future Emperor Tiberius. Continue reading Athena Review : Sites and Museums in Roman Gaul: Arles

The Ancient Persian Empire

Parthian Prince, from Sham-Izeh, Malamir, 50 BCE
Parthian Prince, from Sham-Izeh, Malamir, 50 BCE

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Spiritualists versus the Materialists in Ancient India

In India, philosophy had its origins in a search of relations between self and the universe, done by people who were religious in outlook. These were people less interested in the monotonous routines of the ritual sacrifices and more interested in probing relations between self and the universe. Continue reading Spiritualists versus the Materialists in Ancient India