Download Ancient Egypt by L. J. Amstutz PDF

By L. J. Amstutz

Show description

Read or Download Ancient Egypt PDF

Similar geography & cultures books

South Korea (Country Explorers)

Pack your luggage! we are headed to South Korea. in this whirlwind journey, you are going to examine all in regards to the country's panorama, tradition, humans, and extra. we are going to discover coastal islands and mountain levels, take pleasure in conventional pansori track, and take a look at a favored dish of pickled greens. a distinct part introduces South Korea's capital, language, inhabitants, and flag.

Eyewitness: Everest (Eyewitness Books)

That includes an extra-sturdy library binding! this is an unique and interesting new consultant to the spell binding demanding situations of lifestyles and dying at the world's maximum mountain levels. dazzling, full-color photos of mystery mountain kingdoms and scenes of brave climbers as they overcome the summits current an inspiring "eyewitness" view of the majesty of mountains.

We Were There, Too!. Young People in U.S. History

<p>"This could be the so much exhilarating and revelatory heritage of our kingdom. it's needs to interpreting for modern youth-as good as their elders. " —Studs Terkel</p><p></p><p>From the lads who sailed with Columbus to cutting-edge younger activists, this specified publication brings to lifestyles the contributions of youngsters all through American heritage.

Additional resources for Ancient Egypt

Sample text

This group included scribes, government officials, noblemen, priests, and priestesses. Originally, all government workers were relatives of the pharaoh, but this changed as the population grew and positions started to be passed from father to son. By the time the Old Kingdom ended, the pharaoh Servants for the Dead The ancient Egyptians believed people journeyed to the underworld after death, where everyone had to do menial labor. They buried wealthy people with small figurines called ushabti that were supposed to magically come alive and work for them when needed.

Egyptians sometimes painted items such as pottery and furniture, usually with religious scenes. indd 59 10/30/14 9:29 AM GLASSMAKING The ancient Egyptians created beautiful beads, figures, tiles, and other items from glass as early as 1250 BCE. To make the glass, they heated silica and ash to a high temperature, then crushed and washed the mixture before coloring it and melting it again. The molten glass was poured into molds to form chunks called ingots. These were later melted down again and shaped into their final form.

Beginning in approximately 3500 BCE, the people of ancient Egypt wrote by pressing a tool into a clay tablet to form pictures called hieroglyphs. Clay was free. If it had not been baked, scribes could reuse the tablet by wetting the clay and rubbing out the letters. While this ability to make changes was beneficial, this early method also had a downside: the tablets could be quite large and heavy. This early hieroglyphic script used symbols to represent both words and word sounds. For example, the symbol for the word sun was a circle with a tiny circle inside it.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 24 votes