Short Essay On The Description Of Egypt

Essay by BamboozledHigh School, 10th gradeA+, January 2004

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This snapshot is a depiction of a powerful dynasty that ruled Egypt 5,000 years ago. The snapshot is a portrayal of the Egyptian civilization and its wonders. Just as many civilizations before it, the Egyptian civilization arose from the banks of a river; the Nile. The mighty river which flowed north from Africa to the Mediterranean Sea sparked the fire that started the powerful empire. Because Egypt was full of deserts. Many Egyptians was forced to live by the banks of the Nile. The Nile provided the Egyptians with a foundation to live and to farm. Living near to a river was not an original idea thought of by the Egyptians. . Starting a civilization next to a river is crucial for a civilization. It is necessary for farming, transportation and other domestic purposes . In the shoebox, I made a Egyptian peasant farming and doing his dailywork.

Egyptian life was also based on the importance of family so I included members of the family and their duties around the house. The father was responsible for the economic well-being of the family. The mother supervised the household and cared for the upbringing of the children. Although Egyptian children had toys, much of their time was spent preparing for adulthood. Peasant children accompanied their parents into the fields; the male offspring of craftsmen often served as apprentices to their fathers. Privileged children sometimes received formal education to become scribes or army officers. It was important to Egyptians to look good and have jewelry. I detailed the Egyptian family with makeup and jewels. Men and women wore jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, anklets, rings and beaded necklaces. The Egyptians were superstitious frequently their jewelry contained good luck charms called amulets. Egyptians also believed in the afterlife. I included a tomb...