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All About Egyptians
   
Hieroglyphics by Mark Ramsay on Flickr

  • Hieroglyphics is the Egyptian writing.
  • Scribes were the only ones who could read,write,and went to school. 
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Canopic jars from tomb of Tutankhamun, Cairo Museum by Charlie Phillips on Flickr

  • Canopic jars are used to store vital organs. 
  • Canopic jars played important roles in mummification
  • Canopic Jars were made out of clay. 
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King Tut statue by mharrsch on Flickr

  • King Tut was the youngest pharaoh, ruler, in Egyptian history. 
  • He was only about 12 when he became a pharaoh
  • His reign was short,but he did get married.
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Statue of the god Horus and King Horemheb (DSC_0029) by Schristia on Flickr

  • Gods were very important to Egyptians. there was a god for pretty much everything. 
  • The most important gods of all were the Sun God and the God of the Nile.
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A Figure of Osiris-God, Atef-Crown (DSC_0145) by Schristia on Flickr

  • Other important god is Osiris the god of the under world. 
  • The Egyptians believed that there was a afterlife, so they believed that Osiris rules the afterlife.
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Green Cat statue by tiny_packages on Flickr

  • Felins were most praised in Egypt. Cats were praised as Gods were. 
  • When a master dies the cat was killed and mummified like the master. 
  • The they were buried together in the same tombCats were very sacred. 
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Starship Egyptica by Daveness_98 on Flickr

  • The Sphinx is a Egyptian wonder. 
  • It has a head of a man and the body of a lion.
  • It was used to look over the desert.
  • Now people can't touch the wonder anymore, because it crumbles away when you touch the sphinx.
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The Great Pyramid of Giza by Daveness_98 on Flickr

  • The pyramids were one of the top 10 wonders of the world. 
  • It took a lot of slaves to build it. 
  • It now sits in Egypt, crumbling apart.   
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Giant Scarab by Ian Davis on Flickr

  • Scarabs were sacrad bugs. There are many scarabs
  • When the mating season came, they ate human flesh, if you bother them.
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100_6448.JPG by smith_cl9 on Flickr

  • Obelesks was where many Egyptian records were written. 
  • Scribes wrote many religious things on it, like about their gods.
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Pharoah by Alkan de Beaumont Chaglar on Flickr

Pharaohs were rulers in Egypt
No pharoahs were as young  as King Tut, who started his reign at nine years old.
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The Valley of the Kings by dungodung on Flickr

  • The Valley of the Kings is an ancient burial site. 
  • It is made of tombs cut into rock. Craftsmen cut mountain paths that lead from tomb to tomb. 
  • It consists of two valleys put together.
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paraanile_9 by jnissa on Flickr

  • The Nile River is the longest river in the world. 
  • Reeds grow along the banks. 
  • Paprus is grown along the banks of the Nile, like hippos, crocodiles, birds, fish and amphibians.
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Senet jocul faraonilor (Saptamana Culturii 2010) by ataraxis on Flickr

Senet was an Egyptian board game. It is one of the oldest board game in the world. it has thirty squares, and is played with two sets of five pawns.
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Bast Cat says..... by anomalous4 on Flickr

Mummification is the process of embalming the body. 
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mehen, egyptian snake game (rmo leiden, 5th-6th dynasty 2575-2150bc) by koopmanrob on Flickr

The snake game is an old game that was played in Egypt.
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Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III by astique on Flickr

Ramesses was the son of Setnakhte. He died 1155BC. He was famous for a battle that occured around the Nile. He had 20,000 arches that lined the banks. The enemy boats were destroyed. He gained control of the NileRiver again. That wasn't enough for him to just gain the Nile back, but he also destroyed the people that were on the other side of the banks of the Nile.
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Artisans by Alkan de Beaumont Chaglar on Flickr

Scribes are the Egyptian writers. There is a special school for scribes. The scribes were high up in the honer pyramid.
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100_0055 by Rowan of Ravara on Flickr

Egyptian pottery was used for carrying water,cooking,and more. The pottery was very old. The pots were made of clay.
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Painted Wooden Coffin of Bakrenes, The British Museum, Bloomsburry, London by nikoretro on Flickr

The coffins wereused to hold the bodies of the dead. They had paintings and gold in it. Coffins then were placed inside the tombs where they shouldn't be touched.  
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