BC: Ancient Egypt
FC: Tour of Ancient Egypt
1: Ancient Egypt
2: The Nile River | The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It is approximately 6, 695 kilometers. | There are two rivers that flow into the Nile: The White Nile and the Blue nile
3: The Egyptians chose to live along the Nile because it provided food and water. It also had very fertile soil along its bank, which were great for farming. | The Nile flooded yearly, so the Egyptians planned around the flood. No longer does the Nile flood.
4: The Nile Delta is near where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea. | The delta area is very flat. The Nile Delta is formed by the branches of the Nile as it flows through the valley. | The Nile Delta
5: Egyptian Farming | Due to the flooding of the Nile, the soil in the area was very fertile. The Egyptians always had a good harvest. | Egyptians grew wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates, and vines. | The Egyptians had three seasons based on the harvest; Akhet was the flooding season, Peret was the growing season, and Shemu was the harvesting season
6: The Egyptians mined things such as gold, heavy mineral sands, iron ore, and phosphate. | Most of the Egyptian gold comes form southeast Egypt. Heavy mineral sands are from the soil and Nile Delta. Iron ore deposits are located El Bahariya Oasis of the Western Desert. | Egyptian Mining
7: The Great Pyramid of Giza | The Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. The pyramid is 756 ft at its base. It was 481 ft in height but is now 455 ft. The pyramid is the largest standing structure and has been for over 3, 800 years.
8: The Sphinx | The Great Sphinx is a mystery to humans. We don't have evidence of why the Egyptians named it as they did. The overall history of the Sphinx cannot be found in records of the Old Kingdom.
10: The Egyptians used the papyrus stem to make papyrus. The paper-like substance was used for writing. The scribes used papyrus to record laws and history of ancient Egypt.
11: Egypt was one of the first civilizations to discover gold. Gold was used as money, but not only that. Many civilizations worshiped the Sun. Since gold is yellow and bright it is linked with the Sun.
12: There are 7 major deserts in Egypt. The Blue, Eastern, Egyptian Sand Sea, Lydian, Qattara, Sinai, and the Wadi El Natrun. The people were able to inhabit these deserts because of the Nile. It ran through the middle of Egypt. The Nile provided irrigation for the deserts and made them more inhabitable.
13: Animals were very important to the Egyptians. Many animals were considered holy. The jackal, cat, scarab beetle, and crocodile all were holy and lived in Egypt. The most common Egyptian birds include: African Silverbill, Cirl Bunting, Crimson-rumped Waxbilll, Dunn's Lark, Goliath Heron, Graceful Prinia, Greater Flamingo, House Bunting, Lesser Flamingo, Moustached Warbler, Palestine Sunbird, and the Steppe Eagle
14: Other Major Bodies of Water | The Mediterranean Sea is the source of water the Nile empties into. The Red Sea is also an important water feature in Egypt. The sea borders Egypt to its right.
15: Fun Facts about Ancient Egypt | Both Egyptian men and women wore makeup, but as protection from the sun. Egyptians treated infections with moldy foods. Children in Egypt didn't wear clothes. Women and men had equal economic and legal rights.
16: Egypt is a fascinating country. There are many ancient sculptures that construct the landscape of the area. Some other tourist attractions in Egypt are Luxor, the Temple of Horus, and the Valley of Kings.