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15 06, 2017

Old Kingdom Egypt – Ancient Egypt

By |2019-05-12T16:04:11-07:00June 15th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|1 Comment

Old Kingdom Egypt: Narmer Palette (about 3100 BC) Egypt becomes one country When Egypt first became one unified country around 3000 BC under a Pharaoh from Upper Egypt (the south), the Pharaohs quickly came to have a great deal of power over their subjects. (Technically they were not called Pharaohs yet though.) Egypt [...]

13 06, 2017

Old Kingdom art – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-19T12:28:57-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|0 Comments

Rahotep and Nefret You might think that Egyptian art would start out not very good, a little rough, and then little by little artists would learn more about carving and painting and their art would get better and better. But that would be wrong, not just for the Egyptians but for most people all [...]

13 06, 2017

Pyramids at Giza – Ancient Egypt

By |2019-09-14T06:37:08-07:00June 13th, 2017|Egypt|9 Comments

Egyptian pyramids - the Step Pyramid at Giza What are the Pyramids? Like the Sumerians at the same time, the Egyptians around 3000-2500 BC devoted a lot of energy to building big buildings. The Egyptian Pyramids at Giza are one of the most impressive monuments of the ancient world, and you can still visit [...]

13 06, 2017

Pyramids and houses – Ancient Egyptian architecture

By |2018-04-09T23:55:19-07:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|0 Comments

Pyramids at Giza, Egypt People tend to think that Egyptian building styles stayed the same for the whole period of Ancient Egypt, from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom two thousand years later, but that's not true. The Egyptians built different kinds of buildings at different [...]

12 06, 2017

History of Donkeys – Sudan

By |2018-11-01T08:41:54-07:00June 12th, 2017|Africa, Economy|0 Comments

History of donkeys: A donkey Donkeys come from Africa People probably first thought of donkeys as food, and hunted them. But by around 4000 BC people in Nubia (now northern Sudan) tamed donkeys and begun to use them to carry things from one place to another (This is about the same time as [...]