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Egypt

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Where is Egypt located? Along the Nile River in Northeast Africa
How were gods viewed in Mesopotamia? People believed that kings were representatives of the gods
How were gods viewed in Egypt? People believed that kings were gods
Pharaoh The title used by the rulers of Egypt
Pharaoh also means _________ Great House
Theocracy A type of government in which rule is based on religious authority
What did Egyptians believe the pharaoh was responsible for? Day-to-day life
Ka Eternal life force
Pyramid The final resting place (tomb) for the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom
Engineering The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes
The Egyptian Calendar Used to keep track of time between floods 365 days divided into 12 months of 30 days Added 5 days for holidays and feasting
Egyptian Math Systems 1. Number system for counting, adding, and subtracting 2. System of geometry
Uses of Egyptian Math Systems Tax purposes, agriculture, and construction
Who did the Egyptians trade with? Nubia (south of Egypt) and civilizations along the Mediterranean
Why was Egypt considered to be isolated? Because of the geography; Deserts to the East and West; Mediterranean Sea to the North
Hieroglyphics Egyptian writing system; based on pictographs
Papyrus A long-lasting, paper-like material made from reeds
Egyptian's religion was ____________, because there were many gods. Polytheistic
Afterlife Life after death
Egyptian Social Order Top - Pharaoh Upper Class - Priests, key government officials, nobles Middle Class - Merchants, scribes, craftspeople Lower Class - Farmers Bottom - Slaves
Created by: NYongue