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					EGYPT
Nile River flooding.
Pharaoh Menes


Why is he important?
Pyramid & Tomb Map
Individual limestone building blocks of the pyramids.
The first pyramid was the Step Pyramid at
Saqqara, built for King Zoser in 2750 BCE.
Cheops pyramid.
           Sphinx.
      Overlooks Cairo.
Body of lion, head of pharaoh.
Hyksos invade.
•Egyptian pictogram of Ma’at.


•What is Ma’at? Why is it important?


•Ma’at often represented as a
goddess wearing a feather.


•How did Osiris use the feather?
Hieroglyphics.
Rosetta Stone.
Ptah.
                Egyptian Creation Myth
                        Ptah




                Nut                  Geb




Osiris & Isis                              Seth & Nephthys




   Horus


                      All Pharaohs
How does the sun god, Ra, fit in?
          Ra
         a.k.a.
Re, Amon Re, or Amon Ra
Osiris.
Isis
Horus
             Weighing of the deceased heart against Ma’at.


  1. Deceased meeting with committee.




2. Anubis         3. Weighing           4. Passed test.
                  of heart                                   5. Osiris
leading                                 Now on to            welcoming
deceased          against               Osiris and the
                  Ma’at’s                                    deceased.
along.                                  underworld
                  feather.              afterlife.
 Akhenaten
   a.k.a.
Amenhotep IV
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