Egyptian Civilisation, Mythology and Culture

812 Words4 Pages
Name Instructor Course Date Module 3: Egyptian Civilization, Mythology and Culture Ancient Egyptian civilization began almost 5000 years ago along the banks of river Nile. Ancient Egyptian civilization is one of the most spectacular and fascinating civilization of time, even after it grew into the Greek and Roman civilizations. Ancient Egypt has left traces and preserved themselves more than any other civilization in the world; through the pyramids, Mummies, Papyri, Tomb paintings and death masks that have been preserved by the desert climate to date. [ (Moscovitch) ] The ancient Egyptian history is broken down to Culture, Civilization and Methodology. The Culture of ancient Egypt was born 5000 years ago, and for many centuries powerful rulers called pharaohs ruled the land. The people of ancient Egypt respected their Pharaohs and helped them by constructing the buildings to honor their leaders and gods. This is evident from the remains of the breath taking architecture left behind by their civilization. Today over 80 pyramids remain all over Egypt, most of them found along river Nile up to the capital Cairo. The Egyptian culture mixes African, Asian and European ideas. Ancient Egyptian Culture made mummies; they believed this was a way to preserve their loved ones into the afterlife. They spent 70 days performing this task, which involved removing the brain by a use of a special hook, and all the internal organs except the heart which they believed stored emotion. They would use chemicals like tree sap to preserve the skin and finally wrap it. The Egyptians took funerary matters seriously since they believed in life after death. In Egypt, today modern and ancient cultures are combined [ (Moscovitch) ]. The ancient Egyptians played a crucial role in the molding of the world’s
Open Document