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  Ancient Egypt - MSN Encarta
Ancient Egypt, civilization that thrived along the Nile River in northeastern Africa for more than 3,000 years, from about 3300 bc to 30 bc.
The Nile River, which formed the focus of ancient Egyptian civilization, originates in the highlands of East Africa and flows northward throughout the length of what are now Sudan and Egypt.
Although the ancient Egyptians worshiped many gods, Egypt is also often recognized as the origin of the first recorded monotheist (worshiper of one god), the king who called himself Akhenaton.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_461511156/Ancient_Egypt.html   (2149 words)

  
 Life in Ancient Egypt: Life in Ancient Egypt
In the Delta in the north, the highest average temperature in the middle of winter is 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and in the hottest season 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Between Aswan (ancient Elephantine) and the Mediterranean, the Nile is clear of cataracts and was the principal means of travel for the people of ancient Egypt.
The ancient Egyptians most often visited the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and the Upper Nile River to the south because they were immediately adjacent to Egypt and contained materials that the Egyptians desired.
www.carnegiemnh.org /exhibits/egypt/guide.htm   (8383 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was an attractive place, and traders came from every country of northern Africa, the Middle East and many European countries as well.
Egypt was also attractive to invading armies, soldiers of which often settled in the conquered land and married Egyptian women.
The main crops of Ancient Egypt were wheat and barley, as well as lettuce, beans, onions, figs, dates, grapes, melons and cucumbers.
i-cias.com /e.o/egypt_a.htm   (1974 words)

  
 National Geographic: Egypt Pyramids--Facts, Photos, Diagrams
During Egypt's Old Kingdom (time line), the pharaohs established a stable central government in the fertile Nile Valley.
Ancient Egyptians believed that when the pharaoh died, he became Osiris, king of the dead.
The benben symbolized the rays of the sun; ancient texts claimed that pharaohs reached the heavens via sunbeams.
www.nationalgeographic.com /pyramids/pyramids.html   (579 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt and Ancient Egyptian Women History and Facts at Beauty Worlds
Ancient Empires Art & gifts inspired by the past civilizations of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, and the Medieval era.
For example, historical research has uncovered ancient Egyptian formulae for many conditions of which the removal of stretch marks (particularly after pregnancy), the reduction of wrinkling, or the diminishing of scarring are only a few.
The civilisation of Ancient Egypt, in which women had a relatively high status, was to become one of the most widely known and influential civilisations of the ancient world.
www.beautyworlds.com /egypt.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Egypt is located on the continent of Africa.
The ancient Egyptians farmed and irrigated the land near the Nile River.
One of the most remarkable architectural structures from ancient Egypt are the Pyramids.
www.fcps.edu /KingsParkES/technology/ancient/egypt.htm   (237 words)

  
 NOVA Online/Pyramids/Ancient Egypt
This is where our history of Egypt begins, in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza, where stone meets sky as a testament to one of the greatest civilizations on earth.
Five thousand years ago, the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom was a highly advanced civilization where the kings, known as pharaohs, were believed to be gods.
Ancient Egyptians called their land "Kemet," which meant "fl," after the fl fertile silt-layered soil that was left behind each year during the annual innundation, when the Nile flooded the fields.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/age.html   (382 words)

  
 Life in Ancient Egypt
Farmers in ancient Egypt worked to reach a level of subsistence so that they could feed themselves and pay their taxes.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, Egypt was created from the Watery Waste of Nun, a chaos god from whose body all things were born.
This is partly because the culture is so ancient, and partly because each city had its own set of deities, whose unique personalities are lost as their cults age.
www.watson.org /~leigh/egypt.html   (1374 words)

  
 INTRODUCTION to the land of Ancient Egypt
Throughout these pages, you can discover a wealth of information about life in Ancient Egypt as we know it, discover the hieroglyphs, and the iconic monuments they adorn, the gods that were worshipped and the pharaohs that worshipped them.
The north of the country was known as Lower Egypt, due to the fact that the Nile ran from south to north.
Lower Egypt had the low red crown known as the "deshret" and its symbol was the papyrus plant.
www.egyptologyonline.com /introduction.htm   (642 words)

  
 BBC - History - Ancient Egypt Timeline
Egypt splits into two smaller states, ruled from Memphis in the north and Thebes in the south
The margin of error rises from a decade or so in the 3rd Intermediate Period and New Kingdom to perhaps 150 years for the 1st Dynasty; dates for the 3rd millennium are given for whole dynasties and are rounded, as are numerous later dates.
He is co-author with Jaromir Malek of Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (2nd edition, 2000) and author of Fecundity figures: Egyptian personification and the iconology of a genre (reprinted 2001)
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/egyptians/timeline.shtml   (238 words)

  
 BBC - History - Egyptians
Mummification is indelibly associated with ancient Egypt, but many cultures have made use of the technique.
Explore the history and development of ancient Egypt through the key dynasties of this mighty civilisation.
From eye infections to arthritis, uncover the causes of illness in ancient Egypt - and their gruesome cures.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/egyptians   (410 words)

  
 Egypt at mrdowling.com
Ancient Egypt could not have existed without the great river.
The silt is dropped on the banks of the Nile as the flood recedes, and creates excellent topsoil that provides two or three crops every year.
Egypt was not invaded by the sea until a French navy led by Napoleon Bonaparte invaded in 1798.
www.mrdowling.com /604egypt.html   (353 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt Homework for kids
Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the past.
The kingdom in Lower Egypt was called the red crown and the one in Upper Egypt was known as the white crown.
To the north of Egypt is the Mediterranean Sea, to the south is the Sudan, to the west is Libya and to the east of Egypt is the Red Sea.
www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk /Homework/Egypt.html   (508 words)

  
 McClung Museum - Ancient Egypt
The part of ancient Egyptian life that continues to fascinate us the most is their belief in an afterlife, and the practices and rituals they followed to prepare for the eternal hereafter.
Captain Bouchard, an engineer officer in Napoleon's expedition to Egypt, was supervising the reconstruction of an old fort, as part of the preparations for defending the French from attacks by British and Turkish forces in the area.
And this ability to read the ancient hieroglyphs in turn opened the door to the history of ancient Egypt and gave birth to the new discipline of Egyptology.
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu /permex/egypt/egypt.htm   (1450 words)

  
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From the beginning of the scholarly study of Egypt's past there have been few scholars who recognized the importance of the process of disease and health on a population.
Early on it was recognized that the textual material of the Dynastic Period pertaining to the recognition and treatment of disease was extremely important for understanding both the state of health as well as the concept of disease in ancient Egypt.
One of the finest archaeological examples for the existence of schistosomiasis in ancient Egypt was the discovery of calcified ova in the unembalmed 21st Dynasty mummy of Nakht.
www.indiana.edu /~ancmed/egypt.HTM   (2702 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest civilizations.
Ancient Egypt was located in the fertile Nile valley.
While the Nile was a great area for agriculture, Ancient Egypt was also an area rich with gold.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/AncientHistory/Egypt/Egypt.htm   (292 words)

  
 Detroit Institute of Arts : Permanent Collection - Ancient Art - Egypt
Much of what we know about art and life in ancient Egypt has been preserved in the tombs that were prepared for the protection of the dead.
In the religion of ancient Egypt deities were associated with various aspects of nature and the cosmos, particular geographical localities, or even episodes in human experience such as birth and death.
The faces of people represented in the mummy portraits reflect the mixed population of Egypt in the Greco-Roman age when Greek was the language of the ruling class and the country was a part of the Roman Empire.
www.dia.org /collections/ancient/egypt/egypt.html   (881 words)

  
 Exhibit of Artifacts
The objects placed in foundation deposits for ancient Egyptian temples were intended to symbolically stabilize and protect the four corners and the boundary walls of the temple, because the temple itself was believed to be a microcosm of the universe.
Cavities, caused today by refined sugar, were not the culprits in tooth loss in ancient Egypt.
The statue was placed in the Temple of Ptah in ancient Memphis to represent Nedjem for eternity.
www.memphis.edu /egypt/artifact.html   (1432 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt - Guardian's Egypt - Explore Ancient Egypt from the comfort of your own computer! Travel Tours To Egypt
Welcome to Guardian's Egypt where you can explore the mystery and splendor of ancient Egypt from the comfort of your own computer.
Egypt is a fascinating land which boasts of a rich history and a colorful culture.
It is amazing to see the degree of sophistication and ingenuity that the ancient Egyptians employed in the building of their prolific monuments.
www.guardians.net /egypt   (577 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt For Children
Ancient Egypt was the home of great kings and queens, a system of writing called hieroglyphs, and a religion that worshipped several gods.
Ancient Egyptians used bartering to get items they needed.
This article is a biography of Cleopatra, who became Queen of Egypt at the age of 18 and committed suicide at the age of 39.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/ancient_egypt_for_children   (187 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt
Egypt was partially protected against invasion by natural barriers: deserts, mountains, and seas.
"Egypt, with the land of Hatti (the Hittites), shall be at peace and brotherhood forever.
To the south of Egypt, the Nile kingdom of Nubia (also known as Kush) developed in the shadow of Egypt.
home.cfl.rr.com /crossland/AncientCivilizations/Ancient_Egypt/ancient_egypt.html   (2367 words)

  
 Ancient/Biblical - Egypt
There is also a timeline, news stories, a quiz game on daily life in Ancient Egypt, and lesson plans on Mummies.
Animals of all kinds were important to the Ancient Egyptians, and featured in the daily secular and religious lives of farmers, craftsmen, priests and rulers.
This chapter focuses on the civilizations that developed in the Nile valley of Egypt and the Indus River valley of India/Pakistan.
www.besthistorysites.net /AncientBiblical_Egypt.shtml   (1434 words)

  
 CULTUREFOCUS: Ancient Egypt. Pictures of Egyptian pyramids and temples.
The waters of the mighty Nile allowed the otherwise dry land of Egypt to become a cradle for one of the world's greatest ancient civilizations.
The ancient Egyptian civilization of the Nile Valley came of age under Old Kingdom rulers of dynasties 3 to 6.
The Pyramids of Giza epitomize ancient Egypt, but they were the results of a short period of pyramid building during the Old Kingdom.
www.culturefocus.com /egypt.htm   (926 words)

  
 :: Discovery Channel CA ::
A CT-scan of a Royal Ontario Museum mummy illuminates a life from ancient Egypt.
The tomb of Senneferi at Luxor in Egypt
Egypt and the new religious impulse of Imhotep and Akhenaton
exn.ca /egypt/links.cfm   (276 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt: an introduction to its history and culture
Ancient Egypt: an introduction to its history and culture
The texts are sometimes partly illegible, making translation and interpretation even more difficult and uncertain than they would be if they were in pristine condition and ancient Egyptian were not a dead language.
Inscriptions left by pharaohs in full view of the (mostly illiterate) public are probably even less reliable than the news fed to the media by the Pentagon during the Vietnam war.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt   (1019 words)

  
 The Ancient Egypt Site - The History of Ancient Egypt
Visitors should also be aware that, as is the case with any publication dealing with Ancient Egypt, dates are approximations and should not be taken literally.
Comparing different publications on the hisory and chronology of Ancient Egypt, visitors may notice that one king may be credited with a fairly short reign in one publication and a fairly long in another.
It can thus not be stressed enough that the provided dates are just a frame of reference helping readers to gain insight in the sequence of events and occurences and to have an approximate idea of the age of certain monuments and artefacts.
www.ancient-egypt.org /history/index.html   (499 words)

  
 Egypt, 8000–2000 B.C. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Settlement size and distribution are primarily understood from the well-known cemeteries of the period, including those near the modern town of Naqada in Upper Egypt, for which the period is named.
During the First Intermediate Period, Egypt is ruled by two competing dynasties, one based at Heracleopolis in the north, the other based at Thebes in the south.
A renewed flowering of the arts is evident, especially in Mentuhotep's innovative funerary temple in western Thebes, and in the exquisite painted reliefs decorating this structure and the tombs of officials in the surrounding cemeteries.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/02/afe/ht02afe.htm   (1070 words)

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