Ancient Egypt And Ancient Egyptian Era

1123 Words May 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Ancient Egypt was a civilisation in North-eastern Africa. It is among the oldest civilisations on Earth, thriving as an independent nation from 8,000 BCE to 525 BCE. Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilisation in the Mediterranean world, being the most culturally advanced nation in every area of human knowledge. From technology to religion– the ancient Egyptian era was the most influential era, especially to the Ancient Greeks. Egypt’s majesty has long astounded archaeologists, particularly that the Egyptian’s would worship specific beliefs and religions to sustain stability throughout the nation for over 3000 years.

Ancient Egyptian society was grouped into a hierarchical system with the Pharaoh at the top; following below is the vizier, priests, scribes, craftsmen, slaves and peasants. The Pharaohs were the most valuable humans, as they were believed to become Gods after death and to be in charge of the inundation of the Nile, the army, laws and famine. Although most Egyptians were poor, they had opportunities to move up to the next class where they could earn more money. Ancient Egyptians had several beliefs that presumably helped them evolve their society- especially the afterlife. The afterlife was the greatest belief for all Egyptians, as after death, people with the criteria were able to travel to the afterlife and live in heaven. The only way to get to a safe afterlife was to buy ‘The Book of the Dead’- the most sought after item in Ancient Egypt or to have their…
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