Ancient Egypt And Ancient Egyptian Civilization

1495 Words Jun 1st, 2016 6 Pages
“Egypt treated its women better than any of the other major civilizations of the ancient world” (Thompson). Over 6,000 years ago, the powerful civilization of Ancient Egypt began, lasting for almost 30 centuries. Ancient Egyptians treated their cats like royalty, used spells and animal flesh to heal almost anything (Napoli & Balit). Most Importantly, the people of Ancient Egypt valued their polytheistic religion above everything, they worked hard in order to get into the paradise of the afterlife, and their priests were in charge of many things from religious ceremonies to medicine. The Gods were worshipped above all others. Ancient Egyptians honoured all the Gods, whether they were a man or woman. Yet this equal treatment for men and women did not only exist for the Gods, but was carried throughout the entire civilization of Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians established equal rights for women and men, contrary to other civilizations at the time.
The people of Ancient Egypt based their lives around their religion, practiced sacrificial ceremonies for the Gods, and wrote many stories based on the Gods. One of the most important Gods was the Goddess Isis, or Aset, who was commonly known as “The Goddess who created the World” or “The queen of the throne” (Mark), which helped portray her power and respect. She was also the Goddess that brought on the yearly flooding of the Nile, a crucial event to the Ancient Egyptians as it decided their prosperity for the year. This made her…
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