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1º de ESO Geography and History


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ECONOMY

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Importante The Egyptians, together with the Mesopotamian inhabitants, were the The Rosetta Stonefirst to use writing. Thanks to that, they produced a large amount of works of all kinds: literary, religious, scientific, and techincal.
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They were important mathematicians and very capable physicians, experts in surgery and the treatments for different diseases.
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They also developed efficient embalming to conserve the deadMummy bodies.
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hieroglyphicsThey created a form of writing called “Hieroglyphics”, whose symbols represented words and consonants. This

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writing appeared frequently in the walss of tombs and temples, as well as on sculptures and sheets of papyrus. In some cases they attributed this to magic powers.

The experts in this type of writing were the scribes, some of them were civil servants of the State.

Thanks to the Rosetta Stone, a piece of engraved black granite, they could decipher the hieroglyphics. the French Champollion Rosetta stoneachieved this in 1822, thanks three types of writing appearing on said stone: hieroglyphics, demotics, and Greek, that made reference to the same text. As Greek was known, they could find out the contents of the other writings.

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