This is a bundle of two power point presentations on Ancient Egypt. Power point #1 provides an overall view of ancient Egyptian society while power point #2 provides and overall review of ancient burial practices called mummification. Both are highly animated to keep the attention of the students and are "editable" so you can customize and update as you wish.
The land of Egypt is defined by the Nile River, a fertile Nile delta area whereas the of the country is barren desert, the unfriendly “Red Land” that contrasted with the “Black Land,” which was home to the vast majority of the Egyptian population.
Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, the climate was good for agriculture, but with little or no rainfall, farmers had to depend on the river for irrigation. The Nile River floods regularly and at the right time of year, leaving a rich and easily worked deposit of silt. Egyptian agriculture depended upon the floods, and crops could be adversely affected if the floods were too high or not high enough. Generally speaking, the floods were regular, and this inspired the Egyptians to view the universe as a regular and orderly place.
The ancient Egyptians had strong beliefs in the afterlife. To them, after death, the body was the home of the individual's spirit as he or she journeyed through the after-life. If the body was destroyed through decomposition, there was danger that the spirit would also be destroyed. Preserving the body in as close to its life-like condition would assure the preservation of the individual's spiritual essence. This was achieved through "mummification.”
It is believed that the process of mummification was developed at least 2,500 years before the birth of Christ. The process included 4 phases: the removal of the internal organs, the use of a salt compound to dry the hollow body, stuffing the dried body to restore its original shape, and tightly wrapping the body with strips of linen.
The heart was needed in the afterlife. When your soul was “reanimated” your body was reanimated by the soul so that you could answer questions when in the hall of judgment. And the heart was basically weighed against the feather of truth. And if your heart was heavy, it meant that you had lied or stolen or cheated or done something bad, then you would not make it into the after world.
Power point presentation #1, "Ancient Civilizations - Egypt" covers the following:
Map of The Nile Delta
The Nile River
The Tombs at Giza
Egyptian Social Pyramid
Knowledge & Learning
Power point presentation #2, "Ancient Egyptians & Mummification" covers the following:
Death of an Egyptian
Step 1: Brain Removal
Step 2: Emptying the Body
Step 3: Preparing the Body
Mummifying the Body
Step 4: Wrapping the Body
Outside the Tomb
Step 5: Final Rites
The Heavy Heart
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I also offer both of these as individual presentations in my store under Ancient Civilizations.