Culture in Egypt is rich and deep. Having one of the oldest cultures dating back to before the pharaohs; Egypt’s culture is well developed and distinctive. With a religious cultured background, Egypt is developing rapidly into a restructured culture, combining old with new. An overview shows a complex structured culture built on many influences.
Ancient Egypt is located along the Nile River of Northeastern Africa. More specifically, it is the territory where ancients Egyptians lived in the valley of the delta and the Nile. It was a thriving civilization for more than 3,000 years, from about the time of 3300 BC to 30BC.
One indicator that made Ancient Egypt very efficient was the government. The Ancient Egypt government was ruled by the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was the supreme leader, of the government, as well as religion. Since he could not run the whole government by himself, he had hierarchy rulers under him to run other aspects of the government. Also included in the government was the Vizier. The Vizier was the overseer of the land, which people could report to. Having different people in the government allowed more work to get done, and better decisions for the civilization to be made. Government had ordered society through taxation, laws, and the organization of labor. When laws were formed, they were codified. This was quite important
Egypt was a civilization because all of the seven indicators were involved in their complex societies. This has changed the lives for others and has helped organize this nature.
Some of the first civilizations were in Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt had a good centralized rule or government. Pharaohs or strong kings were in control of Egypt during the Middle Kingdom (2040-1786). This made a stable government and made cultural life and economics better. Trade was carried on between Egypt and Palestine, Syria, and Crete. Around 1800B.C. The strong kings began to weaken. The nobles began to gain some of the power. Egypt was invaded by the Hyksos, which were mixtures of the Semites and Indo-Europeans. They were not driven out until 1570B.C. Then a new and revived empire began. Egypt was not interested in the deve...
The Egyptian writing material used was stone and papyrus. It was used to inscribe writing in the big monuments known as pharaohs. The word “pharaohs” meant a form of title “great house.” The writing in these monuments was called hieroglyphics; which meant “priest writing” in ancient Greece. This writing was on every monument and was there to describe the power that the pharaohs had; it also described the deeds and accomplishments that each pharaoh had. The writing was also not that easy understood, it wasn’t like the writing we use today; it was more complex. They did not appear to use words but figures that meant different things. They often had symbols of animals and even other people. The writing was what made the monument.
During the ancient Egyptians more than 3,00 yearlong history, they used three kinds of writings to write religious and secular texts. The basis of the two other writings is hieroglyphic. This writing was mainly used for sacred (Greek hieros) inscriptions on temple walls or public monuments (Greek glypho). Thus the word hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics use clearly distinguishable pictures to express both sounds and ideas. The pictures could either be inscribed or drawn and often would be painted in many colors. The quality of the writing would vary from highly detailed signs to just mere outlines of them. A special form of hieroglyphics was used for the Book of the Dead, it was written in cursive...
Ancient Egyptians lived a long time ago. There were three periods which they were well known by. They had the Old Kingdom which was around 2575 B.C. - 2130 B.C., the Middle Kingdom which was about 1938 B.C.- 1630
Since the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first king Narmer, 3100 B.C. Egypt has achieved magnificent progress towards science and technology.
Ancient Egypt was a very important time in our time period. They had their own way of life. Egyptians had their own writing, burials, government, religion, cooking, and games. They were educated people with many talents. They were good with their hands and brains. Ancient Egyptians were a magnificent race of people.
Egypt was a complex civilization because the Ancient Egyptian people had all of the important civilizations indicators.
Africa’s environment has been one of the most important factors in the growth of ancient Egyptian civilizations. They started their community around the Nile River. The Nile is the most important part of their location because it helped the Egyptians establish their community, emerge into a complex society, travel to nearby communities, and help their crops and livestock thrive.
In conclusion, Ancient Egypt was a magnificent civilization that contributed to the world’s history with the pyramids, their religious beliefs, and the invention of paper. Because of the aspects of this culture, it has to be one of the greatest civilizations of the world.