Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ancient Egypt History Class

by Kellen (grade 4)

I hope you get hit with knowledge about Ancient Egypt because that’s what we have been studying in history class! We learned about how the ancient Egyptians built the temples and pyramids with skilled workers. They carved really, really good bricks from sandstone using protractors and tools. We learned about what they ate and drank. They drank beer and water, and ate bread from wheat and barley. They also ate fish but very rarely ate other meat. Honey made their food sweet. They wrote in three different languages, which were found on the Rosetta Stone. The Egyptian and Greek helped decode the hieroglyphic symbols and what they meant. The Ancient Egyptians had weird boats made out of wheat that looked really cool. Most of their clothes were light colors like white, tan, and possibly gold because Egypt was hot. We learned interesting facts about their gods, like Osiris (the god of death) and Ra (the sun god). Anubis was linked to the mummification process, where bodies were preserved, as well as the journey to the afterlife. We were hit with knowledge about Ancient Egypt in history class! Did you get hit with knowledge as you read this?

1 comment:

  1. Kellen,
    I have always loved learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Your post is knowledgeable and was very interesting to read! My next favorite civilization to learn about is the Ancient Maya. I hope you get to learn about them!
    Mrs. Kraus
    San Diego, CA