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Egypt - Ancient Egypt Video — History.com. SSWH1 The student will analyze the origins, structure, and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE – 500 BCE B. Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Egypt - Ancient Egypt Video History.comSSWH1 The student will analyze the origins, structure, and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE 500 BCEB. Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt.E. Explain the development and importance of writing; include cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and the Phoenician alphabet.Egyptian Geography

Nile River longest river in world. Relied on annual flooding to grow crops = Ancient Calendar

Nile Delta- fertile triangular shaped land located near Mediterranean sea.

Deserts- The Sahara (worlds largest) and Western DesertsEgyptian LifePharaohsGod-kingsTheocracy government is based on religious authorityAncient Egypt Video History.com

Mummification Embalming and drying the corpse to prevent if from decaying Ancient Egypt Video History.comBelief in afterlife Mummification

ReligionPolytheistic Ra sun godOsiris god of the deadHorus pharaoh Amun god of creation

Akhenaten (1364-1347 BCE) monotheism w/ Ra as only god

WritingHieroglyphics: Egyptian pictograph writingScribe: person who wrote things downPapyrus: plant used to make paper-like material

GovernmentUnified kingdom from 3000 BCE to 2180 BCE Old Kingdom (most pyramids built during this time)2040 BCE 1640 BCE Middle Kingdom1570 BCE 1075 BCE New KingdomControlled by outsiders Kush, Assyrians