Archive for Ancient Egypt

Engineering and Empire: Anicent Egypt Video

The first Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt was Menes. He united upper and lower Egypt by using the Nile River as transportation. He also protected the capital of Egypt, Memphis, from the Nile. He built a 49 foot wall around the capital to protect the city from the extreme Nile floods. Menes was killed by a hippopotamus after 62 years of reigning. The next dynasty was Djoser, he became very popular for his architecture. Djoser made the first pyramid, that lasted to present day. It has lasted because he made it out of stone bricks instead of mud bricks. Inhotem was his royal architecturer, who designed his tomb.

The tomb of Djoser

The tomb of Djoser

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All about the Mums

In ancient Egypt Osiris and Isis promised enternal life after death. Egyptians believed that the soul had to pass a test in order to win enternel life. Those who were sinners would be fed to the crocodile-shape eater of the dea. The worthy souls would enter the Happy Field of Food and live there forever in bliss. So in order to live an enternal life they had to preseve the bodies by mummification, in order for its spirit to come back in the after life. They extracted the brain through the nostrils and removed most internal organs. They then filled the bode with spiced and then wrapped them. This was the way to have an enternal life in acient Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian Mummification

Ancient Egyptian Mummification

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