Download Ancient Egypt by L. J. Amstutz PDF
By L. J. Amstutz
Read or Download Ancient Egypt PDF
Similar geography & cultures books
The far flung lands of the North and South Poles are tested during this revealing consultant, allowing teenagers to discover the coldest areas in the world from the heat in their houses. From polar exploration and penguins to Inuit cultures and the tundra, basic but thorough factors are supplied for more than a few Arctic and Antarctic subject matters whereas copious vocabulary notes and enjoyable factoids enhance the fabric.
Have you obvious rocks which are greater than billion years outdated? prepare to go to the Grand Canyon! thousands of individuals trip to Arizona to go to this striking position every year. yet simply how giant is the Grand Canyon? and the way was once it made? learn this publication to determine! Age variety: 6 and up
A quick creation to the lifestyles and accomplishments of the Norwiegan explorer Lief Eriksson.
- The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen
- Peru (The Countries)
- Almost to Freedom (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book)
- The Rocky Mountains (Lightning Bolt Books - Famous Places)
- The Yangtze. China's Majestic River
Additional info for Ancient Egypt
Until the age of puberty, children’s heads were often shaven except for one long piece of hair on the side. HOUSE AND HOME While pharaohs built huge palaces, most Egyptians lived in simple homes made of mud mixed with straw or sand to form bricks. Roofs were made of brick or wooden beams covered by reed mats and mud. Doors were made of papyrus. 1 In the worker village of Akhetaten, workers’ homes contained four rooms, with a staircase leading to the roof or possibly to a second floor. A wall surrounded all but the very poorest homes.
The fine, lightweight cloth felt pleasant in the hot climate. Most was white. indd 48 10/30/14 9:28 AM mineral dyes, but this was an expensive luxury. Cotton was not an option until Roman times. The Egyptians wore wool occasionally. Wealthy men and kings often wore a linen kilt, or skirt, that reached to the knee. Peasants simply wore loincloths. Babies generally wore nothing at all, and children did not wear clothes until puberty. Most people wore sandals made of rush or papyrus. The Egyptians loved jewelry.
Artists did not sign their work. Egyptians sometimes painted items such as pottery and furniture, usually with religious scenes. indd 59 10/30/14 9:29 AM GLASSMAKING The ancient Egyptians created beautiful beads, figures, tiles, and other items from glass as early as 1250 BCE. To make the glass, they heated silica and ash to a high temperature, then crushed and washed the mixture before coloring it and melting it again. The molten glass was poured into molds to form chunks called ingots. These were later melted down again and shaped into their final form.