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What exites you about egypt for kids ? There are many interesting kids books egypt stories and children s books Egypt and its ancient civilizations ancient The history Egypt has is amazing .. so many years of fascianting civilazations
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Egypt Fact for Kid Fact Sheet ~ The ancient egyptian civilization flourished by the banks of the river Nile for more than 3000 years, Egypt for kids Egyptian People: ~ Egyptians loved music and played instruments like the harp ~ They loved beauty and fashion, eye paint was worn both my men and women ~ Workers used clothing made from coarse linen whilst the wealthy used fine fabric , sometimes pleated ~ The used a lot of perfume and pretty jewelry Egypt for kids Egyptian Religion: ~ Egyptians worshipped hundreds of gods and goddesses, many of which were represented by animals, The Sun god was the dominant deity and could take on different forms ~ During Akhenatens reign , the pharaoh Akhenaton banished all other gods in favour of one united Sun God "ATEN" . The priest did not like having their power removed and he was not a popular pharaoh because of it his reign lasted only a few years and his son Tutankhamun restored the power of the priests and the worship of many gods when his reign came Kid Project on Egypt Kid Project on Egypt, Egypt for kids Egyptian Symbols: ~ Ankh was a symbol of everlasting life. A pharaoh that wore it had the power to give or take life ~ Scarab beetle ( or holy beetle) a dung beetle that represented the god Khepri ~ Cat the cat represented the cat goddess Bastet, daughter of the sun god Re, represented the power of the sun to ripen crops ~ Dog , the jackal was sacred to Anubis, god of the dead and embalming Egypt for kids
Egyptian Mummification and Death ~ The process of mummification was intended to make an everlasting body to provide the spirit of the person, or KA, with a home in the afterlife ~ From start to finish the process of mummification lasted 70 days ~ Upon death a persons organs were taken form the body and embalmed separately in canopic jars (canopic jar pictures) ~ The Canopic jars were Imsety- face of human - guarding the liver Hapy -a baboon-guarding the lungs Duamutef- a jackal- guarding the stomach Qebehsenuf -a falcon-guarding the intestines ~ The heart remained in the body, the brain was taken out with a metal hook through the nose ~ As many as 20 layers of bandages could be used to mummify a body, using up hundreds of metres of linen ~ After mummification the mummy was encased in a sacrophagus ( a type of coffin) to ensure its safe journey into the afterlife ~ Mummies were entombed and included gifts and provisions for the afterlife, food, animals, servants and games, anything that was thought to make the afterlife more comfortable