1º de ESO Geography and History
WRITING and CULTURE
Unit THE EARTH PLANET
Unit THE CLIMATE
Unit PREHISTORIC LIFE
| Egyptian religion was polytheistic, that is, they believed in various gods and goddesses, not in just one.
Isis y Osiris
Isis and Orus
The deities had a half human (anthropomorphic) appearance, half animal (zoomorphic). They had several rituals, the most important of which was dedicated to favoring the wishes of the rising of the Nile River, which was very necessary for agriculture.
At the service of religion, we could find priests
, who had great power, accumulating great wealth in their temples, and they were owners of a large part of the country's land.
|The Egyptians thought that there was life after death, or in other words, an
|Canopics jarr afterlife
. The dead were buried in tombs (pyramids, mastabas, or hypogeum)
, some of which had rich graves goods
. Thanks to that, we know a great deal about their civilization.
A product of the belief in the afterlife was mummification, or the preparation of the dead for the next life. The bodies were subjectedto a long process during which their intestineswere extracted (and deposited in glasses called “canopic jars”) and, through the coated in different substances, they were carefully wrapped in bandage to
preserve the appearance they had when they were alive.
Juan Lozano Cámara, profesor del IES
Juan de la Cierva de Vélez-Málaga
Licenciado por la Universidad de Granada (España)
Eduardo Gallardo Téllez, profesor del IES Juan
de la Cierva de
Licenciado por la Universidad de Málaga (España)
Ana María Marcos Sánchez, profesora del IES Juan de la Cierva de Vélez-Málaga
Licenciada por la Universidad de Málaga (España)
Kerry Elyse Hart, Licenciada por la Universidad de Richmond (Virginia, USA)