This is a 30 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Ancient Egyptian Civilization. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
North Africa's landscape is covered by the world's largest hot desert; the Sahara. Most of the Sahara is too harsh for people to live. The Nile Valley, coastal areas, and the rare oases provide the only places that can support life.
Every year for thousands of years the Nile flows over its banks then it soaks into the ground, evaporates, or flows into the Mediterranean Sea. It left behind rich fertile soil for farmers as a dependable source of water and fertilizer for their crops. It doesn't rain in the Sahara, so Egyptians relied completely on irrigation from the Nile to farm. Egyptians dug canals to pull water out of the flooded river, which they saved for irrigation later on. Fresh water, irrigation, and fertile soil is why people called it the “Gift of the Nile.”
Starting around 5500 BCE 2 major kingdoms developed along the Nile. Historians call them Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Around 3200 BCE, Egypt was brought together under one ruler, King Narmer or Menes. This is marked the beginning of the Egyptian civilization.
We know so much about the Egyptians because there are so many written resources and because their culture lasted so long with few interruptions whereas, other cultures were constantly changing and disrupted by war.
Roman control of Egypt was the beginning of the end of Ancient Egyptian culture. Rome controlled Egypt for several centuries until Arab Muslims from the Middle East took control. They discouraged they old Egyptian culture and many Egyptians converted to Islam. Over 700 years of foreign control of Egypt, the traditions faded away the language was forgotten, and sand covered up many of the temples. Today Egypt’s culture is completely different. In the 1800's historians and archeologists began a new adventure to uncover the past of the once mighty Ancient Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptian Civilization, was one of the first 4 early civilizations to develop and thrive.
The presentation covers the following:
The Nile River
“Gift of the Nile”
Beginning of Egyptian Civilization
Rituals & Ceremonies
Alphabet & Writing
Inventions & Technology
Egyptian Social Pyramid
Ancient Egypt's Time Periods (2)
Uniting the Civilizations
The Old Kingdom
Old Kingdom Ends
The Middle Kingdom
Middle Kingdom at War
The New Kingdom
Ramsses the Great
Third Intermediate Period
End of Ancient Egyptian Culture
End of Presentation
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