The Egyptians

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of Ancient Egypt

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of Ancient Egypt


ancient egypt

Ancient Egypt: Pharaohs, Pyramids, Hieroglyphs, and Everything Else

Ancient Egypt, centered in North Africa in the Nile Delta, is arguably the most powerful and influential civilizations of of the ancient world. It's political structure, language, religious traditions, and philosophy dominated the Bronze Age and continued during its long twilight in the Iron Age, until it was conquered upstart…

facts about ancient egypt

7 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt

This article lists unexpected facts about ancient Egypt in regards to its culture, customs, and religious ceremonies that are mostly unknown. Ancient Egypt was a fascinating place. Its mysterious civilization, powerful gods, and stunning pyramids have captured our imagination for thousands of years. Thanks to the abundance of evidence left…

Ancient Egypt Timeline

Period Date Dynasty Important People Important Events Late Predynastic 3100 BC – 2950 BC 0 Menes North and south Egypt united  Hieroglyphic writing developed Early Dynastic 2950 BC – 2575 BC 1 Menes  Imhotep  Dzoser Memphis capital of Egypt  First writing on papyrus  First pyramid built – step pyramid at…

Egyptians – Bibliography

Discovering Egypt - Mark Millmore Ancient Egypt Timeline - Piero Scaruffi Ancient Egypt Timeline - BBC Pharaonic Egypt Egypt, Secrets of an Ancient World - National Geographic Ancient Egypt - Thinkquest Ancient Egyptian Culture - Minnesota State University Ancient Egyptian Culture - Eric Rymer Egypt Daily Life - St Petersburg Times Mummification - Egypt.com You Wouldn't Want to be…

583px-Heh.svg_.png

The Egyptians – Numerals

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words There were different hieroglyphs for 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000 =1 = 10 = 100 = 1,000 = 10,000 = 100,000 = 1,000,000 Numbers were written with the highest number first For example: 1,111 =…

511px-Papyrus_Ani_curs_hiero.jpg

The Egyptians – Hieroglyphs

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words Different symbols were used for the most commonly used words. For names and words without symbols they used the symbols below. Hieroglyphic writing could be written in rows or columns. They could be written from left to right…

Ancient Egypt Society Quickquiz

1. The Pharaoh was the head of Ancient Egyptian society 2. People believed the Pharaoh to be a God on Earth 3. The vizier was the Pharaoh's chief advisor 4. Soldiers were more important than nobles 5. Nobles ruled over regions called Nomes 6. Priests taught people about the Gods…

800px-Tuts_Tomb_Opened.JPG

Mummies in Ancient Egypt and the Process of Mummification

The Ancient Egyptians believed that each individual possessed a ka, a life force, that departed the body after death. Upon death, the ka needed to continue to receive offerings of food, whose spiritual essence it still consumed. But a person also had  ba, a set of spiritual characteristics unique to each person. These remained attached…

800px-All_Gizah_Pyramids.jpg

Egyptian Pyramids: The Capstone of Pharaohic Power

The Egyptian Pyramids are more than a massive tombstone for deceased pharaohs. The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a pharaoh died he became Osiris, the king of the dead. They believed that for the dead pharaoh to carry out his duties as king of the dead his ka (soul or…

ancientegyptmap.gif

Egyptian Farming: Agriculture in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms

Egyptian farming was the bedrock of the ancient civilization, far more important than symbolic feats such as constructing massive pyramids. One of the reasons why the Ancient Egyptian civilization was so successful was the fact that they were able to farm the fertile soil around the Nile and produce their…

Page 1 of 2
1 2
×