Egypt Golden Empire
In the tomb of Sennudjem detail of harvests such as wheat, fruits, and vegetables were painted rather than carved. It is an example of a workers tomb, and was not worked on with as much determination as the royal tombs. Above the workers tomb are highlights into the tomb to allow the gods to see them and the spirits of the dead to be released. A view of the village shows 70 mud brick houses struggling to stand, these were the workers houses. The narrow alley giving an entering and exiting route allowing the workers to be watched and prevented from leaving with stolen treasures.
I think that they would have a great deal of corn growing in there villages, this was the site of workers that would work on the royal tombs and them and there families were likely better off than the slaves.
Egypt is very sandy and rocky, in some places it is very flat but in others it is very hilly. It did not have easy access to water, and had very few springs. And did not have very many fertile growing land, most of the growing land was probably nearby the nile. Most cities were built by the nile, which provided fresh water. Other cities called oasis’ were created as stopping points for
travelers to refresh, which was a city of only tents near a spring. I would not want to live in Egypt, unless I was near the nile river, which would provide me more water than I would have anywhere else in Egypt. I think that the climate of Egypt was very hot almost every day, but would grow cold overnight and had lightning storms very often.
The countries that border Egypt are mostly Libya and Saudi Arabia. And is surrounded by the Mediterranean and Red sea. It is in north east Africa. And is mostly located in the northern hemisphere. Ancient Egyptians often found many rich minerals in the Nile, but metals and precious stones were found in the dessert. Currently salt is mined, found in the harshest parts of the dessert.
Many varieties of quartz were found in the dessert and used for jewelry. Limestone and Sandstone were mined and used for the pyramids of Egypt. They were also used for weapons, statues and sarcophagi. The Delta of Egypt is where the Nile points out into a triangular shape, and exposes a very fertile triangular shaped land. Which was very inhabited part of Egypt that was highly harvested. Which gave balance and allowed trade between nearby parts of Egypt. An Oasis was a highly isolated spot in the dessert which is usually located near a source of water, and used for stopping points of travelers.
The fertile lands of Egypt were located near along the Nile river. And near any other sources of fresh water. The ancient Egyptians were able to grow their crops on the banks of the nile and the Delta because every year the Nile flooded the surrounding land and deposited a layer of black silt on the banks, the Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of
land, the black land and the red land. The black land being the areas of Egypt that are fertile and the red land being the areas of Egypt that are barren dessert.
The Nile river provided silt to the riverbanks allowing the Egyptians to plant and grow crops. It also provided. It also provided an area to cool off, because Egypt was so hot. It provided an enormous variety of freshwater fish. It provided strong stones for weapons and mud to solidify the pyramids. And many precious stones for Jewelry.
One of the natural recourses available in ancient Egypt was Limestone which was used for to build the pyramids. Another was salt, which was used in food. Others include Magnesium, iron ore, and natural gas. I think that they chose to build the pyramids near the Nile River and near large deposits limestone. Along the banks of the nile river lived a variety of bird life, such as falcon, goods, crane, heron, pigeon, vulture, and owl. Other animals include pigs, cats, and lion. Some plants of Ancient Egypt include figs, garlic, peach, lettuce, and some edible flowers.
The ancient Egyptians grew some foods such as fig trees, wheat, and barley.
Papyrus was a plant that was grown in Egypt, it could be used to make paper, or weaving baskets.
This is how they created the paper:
-The stalks of the papyrus plant are harvested.
- Next the green skin of the stalk is removed and the inner pith is taken out and cut into long strips. The strips are then pounded and soaked in water for 3 days until pliable.
-The strips are then cut to the length desired and laid horizontally on a cotton sheet overlapping about 1 millimeter. Other strips are laid vertically over the horizontal strips resulting in the criss-cross pattern in papyrus paper. Another cotton sheet is placed on top.
- The sheet is put in a press and squeezed together, with the cotton sheets being replaced until all the moisture is removed.
-Finally, all the strips are pressed together forming a single sheet of papyrus paper.
-The Great Pyramid of Cheops, built around 3,000 B.C., used 2,300,000 huge stone blocks, weighing 7 million tons in total.
-The pyramids of Egypt, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world, are the only one of those wonders to survive to the present day.
-The ancient Egyptians played a game like bowling using large stones set up as pins and small stones as a ball.
-Some ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made out of stone.