Ancient Egypt And Ancient Egyptian Era

1303 Words May 18th, 2016 6 Pages
Egypt is a country in North Africa and 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 science to technology to the arts and religion – the ancient Egyptian era was the most influential era, especially to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. 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 and the lowest tier compromises of slaves, labourers 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 small opportunities to work in a higher job and 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 through to the afterlife and live in heaven, safe from abhorrent Earth. The only…
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