How Did The Mummies Affect The Culture Of Ancient Egypt?

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The country of Egypt is located in the continent of Africa. About five thousand years ago, Egypt had a great big civilization along the banks of the Nile River. The hot, dry air helped preserve evidence of the civilization. This is how archeologists discovered many monuments, writings, paintings, and other items from ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for over three thousand years. Egypt was then conquered by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE. Most of them were farmers. It was hard because there was very little rain in Egypt, but the Nile River provided the water they needed. When the river overflowed, it released rich soil into the valley, and the crops would grow. Some Egyptians were part of their large army and…show more content…
They preserved dead bodies and created mummies of their pharaohs and other high ranking individuals. The mummies were then placed in tombs that were often hidden to protect the corpses and tributes from grave robbers. The tombs were filled with gifts that the dead person would need in the next life. These gifts included food, drink, tools, jewelry, and furniture. The walls inside of the tombs were decorated with many paintings. Enormous pyramids served as tombs and monuments, to be the final resting place of their dead rulers. The shape represents the idea that the dead ruler rose to the sky to merge with the sun god. The first pyramid was built with steps and was about two hundred feet tall. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built with 2.3 million stone blocks, and its top rose four hundred and eighty feet above the desert. Egyptians were the first to build using stone. They constructed ginormous pyramids and statues such as the Sphinx. Ancient Egyptian inventions include papyrus, sails, bowling, door locks, and a calendar with three hundred and sixty-five days in a year. In fact, Hieroglyphics were one of the first forms of writing. Hieroglyphics could represent both sounds and

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