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Egypt Essay

  • Submitted by: Chonny123
  • on March 23, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 421 words

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Lifestyles: Daily life in ancient Egypt revolved around the Nile and the fertile land along its banks. The yearly flooding of the Nile enriched the soil and brought good harvests and wealth to the land. The people of ancient Egypt built mud brick homes in villages and in the country. They grew some of their own food and traded in the villages for the food and goods they could not produce. Most ancient Egyptians worked as field hands, farmers, craftsmen and scribes. A small group of people were nobles. Together, these different groups of people made up the population of ancient Egypt.    
Religious Ideas: Ancient Egyptian religion encompasses the various religious beliefs and rituals practiced in ancient Egypt over at least 3,000 years, from the pre-dynastic period until the adoption of Christianity in the early centuries C.E. These beliefs centered on the worship of multiple deities (gods) who represented various forces of nature. These deities were worshipped with offerings and prayers, in local and household shrines as well as in formal temples managed by priests. Different gods were prominent at different periods of Egyptian history. Among these were the divinity of the pharaoh, which helped to politically unify the country, and complex beliefs about an afterlife, which gave rise to the Egyptians' elaborate burial customs.  
Legacies: Ancient Egypt has countless legacies. The simplest ones include: they invented paper, calendar similar to the one we use today and they also produced the first system of mathematics that enabled them to make complicated calculations. Ancient Egypt’s main, greatest and modern legacies are its archaeological finds/wonders including pyramids, tombs and temples. Mummification was the process of preserving bodies so they don’t decay. They used to wrap them in a band aids and place them in special tombs. After that they set the tomb in the great pyramids they made. This amazed many people and is a special legacy because we do not use...

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