Egypt Essay

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Location of Egypt
          Egypt, located in northeastern of Africa along the river Nile, an ancient civilization flourished long before the Roman Empire but ultimately faded from importance after thousands of years. The Ancient Egypt Civilization prospered near the Nile River due to the natural factors combined. Egypt usually has cloudless sky and the Sun almost always shone, consistently providing heat and light. The Nile River served as a water highway for the people and the constant source of life-giving water. And since there are seasonal rains in Africa every year, the Nile River overflows the banks of Egypt, after the water had receded; a rich black soil covers the floodplain.
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Their only pay for the job were grains, clothes, oil, fish and vegetables. The craftsman and artists, however, have a better life. They work near the palace or near the noblemen and priests. Their work is never hurried and their job is hereditary. The smiths made weapons, tools, tableware, jewelry, etc. Potters turned clay into furnaces as tall as a man and some other cooking utensils and decorative pots. Women wove fabrics for clothing and tapestries and awnings to decorate the house.
          Egyptians are pagans. They worship a lot of gods and goddesses of different nature. But the most significant gods are Ra (the sun-god), Horus (the sky-god) and Osris (the god of the dead). Each town has its own “town-god”. And if a town grew in influence, the “town-god” becomes more important too. They worship the “town-god” as part of the allegiance to the town. Occasionally, people combine their worship of the town-god and that of Ra especially when the town is very progressive.
Wonders of Egypt
          The Ancient Egyptians used writing as the major instrument for communication. It came in two basic forms namely, the hieroglyphs that were used for monuments and display, and the cursive form known as hieratic. Hieroglyphic writing was widely recognized with Egypt. (Perhaps because the Egyptian writing was seldom

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