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History

Ancient Egypt

 

Ancient Egypt Religion Facts

  • The ancient people of Egypt followed many different Gods like Seth, Isis, Anubis, Nu, Re and Osiris.
  • Some people supported Gods to follow their profession like Thoth the god of scribes
  • Local villages often chose to be represented by one God
  • In local villages an important part of their beliefs and practices was to follow one God only
  • The people in villages would worship at shrines that were erected in the village
  • Gods were often represented by animals such as lions, cats, rams and crocodiles
  • The ancient Egyptian religion contained roughly 2000 gods
  • Osiris the god of the underworld was one of the most worshiped
  • Some other highly worshiped God’s include Isis the goddess of motherhood and abundance; Horus, god of the sky
  • The Pharaoh was believe to be part man and part god and had good relationships with the gods
  • The Pharaoh was believed to be the go-between Egyptian humans and the gods
  • When the Pharaoh died Egyptians believed he would become a god
  • Egyptian society also believed if the nation was in turmoil it was the Pharaoh’s fault for upsetting the gods.
  • Other beliefs and practices that the ancient Egyptians believed in was the afterlife
  • They had many different rituals which included mummification
  • They wanted to preserve the body for as long as possible after death to allow the spirit to have a place to reside
  • The body was wrapped in cloth and would also contain jewels and amulets
  • A mask was also placed on their face bearing their likeness
  • In the tomb of the deceased they would also place drink, food and riches

 

 

 

 

Science

Rocks

 

Today we are looking at the different types of rocks. Go through the PowerPoint and then have a go at the activity below.

Click on the link below to access a range of different types of rocks. Can you sort out which ones are natural and man made in the table below?

 

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