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Black Portfolio

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S: Ancient Egypt vs Ancient Sumer

FC: Ancient Egypt Vs Ancient Sumer

1: Ancient Egypt | Ancient Sumer

2: Green is both | Purple is Egypt | Orange is Sumer

4: Writing | Egypt | -Had hieroglyphics, symbols for objects -Written on mummies, on walls, and as decoration -Scribes learned hieroglyphics | They used pictures not words.

5: Sumer | -Had cuneiform -Made using a wedge -Over 600 symbols -Originally used for records of trade

6: -Had pyramids and the Sphinx -Pyramids were constructed as tombs for pharaohs and nobles -Obelisks, step pyramids, and various other monuments were made | Egypt | Architecture

7: Both made temples to their gods and made monuments | -Had ziggurats -Each town had its own temple where a god lived -Developed the concept of the arch -Made bronze | Sumer

8: Religion | Egypt | -Believed in an afterlife that was pleasant -Believed ruler was a messenger or son of a god -Lead god was Ra or Amon-Ra -Religion was closely tied to daily life

9: Sumer | -Believed humans were but on Earth do serve the gods -The afterlife was gloomy -Believed ruler was a god -Ziggurats were temples to the gods, and a god was believed to live inside each | Both civilizations were polytheistic

10: Society | Egypt | -Pharaohs ruled entire civilization - Rigidly divided social class -Farmers grew food for all of Egypt -Surplus of food was used for trade

11: Sumer | - Had a king, but many city-states -Rigidly divided social class -Economy was based around agriculture and trade -Had a theocracy (power based around religious authority) | Both were rigidly divided socially and had good trading relations

12: Math | Egypt | -They had a number system based on ten -The Egyptians used fractions and whole numbers | They both created lunar calendars

13: Sumer | -They had a number system based on sixty -They divided the circle into 360 degrees

14: Inventions | Egypt | -Developed pyramids, obelisks, and other architecture -Made hieroglyphic images -Practiced mummification

15: Sumer | -First wheeled vehicle -Developed cuneiform, one of the first forms of written language | Both introduced new architecture

16: By | Alex Patsell | Molly Owens

17: We used the textbook and power points for information. We used Google for pictures

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