BC: Learn about Egypt and Mesopotamia through the eyes of a person from each nation.
FC: Egypt and Mesopotamia Shulgi and Tiye's story. | Regan Slaughter World History
1: Project Number Two Mrs. Stout's World history class.
2: Tiye is an Egyptian woman. It is about 1220 B.C. She lives in Giza, which is by the Nile River. She is a perfume seller and takes Ramses II seriously when he said "An Egyptian woman may walk wherever she wants and no one may stop her.
3: Shulgi’s mother was thrown in the river after she decided unnecessarily she couldn't live with his father. Then his father gave him up adoption. He can't make a claim on him anymore because of Hammurabi's code, but that's okay because he likes his new family better anyways.
4: Tiye is going to worship at Isis’ temple today because she respects Isis because she taught women to grind corn and spin and weave clothes. She also likes the story where Isis puts her husband Osiris back together after his evil brother set killed him.
5: Shulgi will go to the ziggurat today to hear the story of Gilgamesh and pray to the gods to keep them happy, especially Marduk. He likes the story of Gilgamesh because it has all his favorite gods and goddesses and is exciting.
6: Tiye is looking forward to the flooding of the Nile. When the Nile floods all of Egypt has food and is happy. Egyptians always know when the Nile will flood so it isn't very dangerous to them.
7: Shulgi is afraid the Tigris and Euphrates rivers will flood. You never know when they will, and when they do people die.
8: Tiye passes some farmers making a monument for the pharaoh, Ramses II, because it isn't time for farming. This was how the pyramids were made a long time ago.
9: Shulgi’s new father is a scribe, so he is teaching him cuneiform writing. It is hard, and he would rather go play, but he knows it is important so he tries his best.
10: Tiye knows that after she dies, she will still be happy, because she has studied the book of the dead and Osiris will judge her well, so she is happy.
11: Shulgi thinks that in the afterlife you don't see light, and you have to eat clay and dust, even if you're a king, whether you are good or bad; so he doesn't want to die