S: A Blast to the Past: Ancient Egypt
BC: Take a trip back to the past of Ancient Egypt as you read and explore the wonders of this mixbook! Learn about topics revolving around Ancient Egypt like the Nile River, pyramids, clothing, and contributions during these ancient times. Also, make sure you look beyond the information; don't forget about the pictures and captions!There's many facts on each page, so you'll know plenty of information about Ancient Egypt once your finished. Enjoy this mixbook and make sure you read more about this fascinating topic!
FC: A Blast to the Past: Ancient Egypt Suma G. 12/18/10 | http://tjsocialstudies.blogspot.com/2010/11/ancient-egypt.html
1: Table of Contents: The Nile Food Pharaohs Religion of the Ancient Egyptian Times Pyramids Clothing Animals Contributions
2: The Nile | The Nile River Valley | The Nile River is 4160 miles long which makes it the longest river in the world. Ancient Egyptians used the fertile land that the Nile provided for farming and living. | http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egypt-map.html
3: The rich soil that the Nile River gave them was used to grow food for themselves and for their animals. The Nile also gave them water and a way of transportation. Back then, they did not receive much rain; when the river would flood it would provide an abundant supply of water to the plants. The Nile was very important to the Ancient Egyptians because without it they would not have been able to survive. | http://history.howstuffworks.com/ancient-egypt/ancient-egypt-history2.htm
4: Food | http://chezsams.blogspot.com/2010/02/eating-like-egyptian.html | The Egyptians food mainly came from the Nile River, where they caught fish, but they also acquired food in other ways. They grew wheat and barley, and turned the wheat into bread and soup, while the barley would be made into beer. Besides wheat and barley, the Ancient Egyptians also ate meat. They enjoyed beef, mutton, duck, and goose. They also enjoyed eating dates.
5: Pharaohs were looked up to as deities and great rulers by the Ancient Egyptian people. Pharaohs could be male or female but either way they were shown respect. Pharaohs ruled all of Egypt until they died and usually the governing would be given to a son or close family member. In some cases, if a ruler or a person in line for the throne was murdered or had disappeared and there was no one left to take rule, the ruling would be passed on to a different family. As each family changed, a new kingdom would develop. | Pharaohs | http://www.thehistorybluff.com/?p=1711
6: Religion during the Ancient Times | In Ancient Egyptian times, many gods were worshiped. Some gods took form as an animal and some took form as a human; each god had their own individual power. Some important gods that the Egyptians worshiped were Amon (during the New Kingdom) who was the king of all gods. He was also combined with the sun god, Ra (Amon-Ra,) to make one of the most powerful gods. Also, there was Geb, the god of earth, and Horus who was the god of the sky; these are just three Ancient Egyptian gods, but really there were thousands. Aside from gods during the Old Kingdom and through the New Kingdom, Egyptians believed that everyone had an afterlife, so when a person died their bodies were mummified so that it could be used in the afterlife. | http://www.love-egypt.com/sun-god.html | The Sun God, Ra
7: Pyramids | During the Middle Kingdom, pyramids were built in honor of pharaohs. Pyramids were built to keep the pharaohs body as safe as possible, so it was designed with traps so that robbers couldn’t break and steal any of the pharaoh’s items. Egyptian people also built pyramids because they thought that if a pharaoh’s body could be mummified after death then the pharaoh’s soul would live forever. Egyptians built the pyramids near the Nile River, so it would be easier to transport blocks to the pyramid. When a pharaoh was buried, they left behind their belongings and wall paintings of their life. These wall paintings and belongings are artifacts that can help tell about the past of Egypt today. | A kings bent pyramid | http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egyptian-pyramids.html
8: Clothing | An Egyptian man and woman | http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egyptian-pyramids.html | Ancient Egyptians wore clothes that were light and made of linen. Linen is a crop that is grown on the banks of the Nile River. The attire for men and women were quite different. Men would wear skirts that would wrap around their waist and be tied with a belt. As the time periods changed, men would change the way their skirts were styled, according to the ongoing trend.During the Old Kingdom, it was popular to wear the skirts short, in the Middle Kingdom it was popular to wear it at the calves, and in the New Kingdom it was popular to wear pleated garments.
9: The women wore long dresses that had shoulder straps. Like the men, women’s styles changed as time periods changed. Like in the New Kingdom, the style had been dresses that were pleated and draped. Children, on the other hand, didn’t wear any clothing until they were six; when they were six they would wear clothes that were styled like the adults | http://historylink101.net/egypt_1/a-clothing.htm
10: Animals | Most animals had great representation in Ancient Egyptian times. They all had symbols to show what they stood for. Some were even the heads of gods. Jackals, cats, scarab beetles, crocodiles, and hippos were just some of the animals that were used as representations of gods and actions. The Jackal was used as an attribute to the judgment of death. The cat was used to represent grace and poise. The scarab beetle was used for the representation of rebirth after death. The crocodile, to which Egyptians feared, yet had respect for, was used to represent strength and the power of a pharaoh. | http://www.love-egypt.com/animal-gods.html
11: Lastly, the hippo, like the scarab beetle, was used as a symbol of rebirth. The cat also represented cat gods like Bast, goddess of joy and love; the scarab beetle was used to represent Khepri, the god who pushed the sun across the sky; the crocodile was used to represent Sobek, the god who displayed strength and nature like a crocodile; and hippos were used to represent the goddess Tauret, who would protect women during child birth. | http://www.cumbavac.org/Ancient_Egypt.htm | A statue of a jackal
12: Contributions | The Ancient Egyptians contributed to many of the trinkets that we use today. Using papyrus grown by the Nile River they made boats, which contributed to the field of transportation. They also made paper using papyrus and they made ink. They also contributed to the medical field by creating and using the first cast. They also made the first 365-day calendar and water clock. All their contributions made an impact on modern civilization today. | Papyrus Paper | http://p5kernaghan.blogspot.com/
13: Bibliography | "Ancient Egypt for Kids." Mr.Donn.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2010.
14: - - -. "The River Nile." Ancient Egypt. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2010.