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Ancient Egyptian Facts

Ancient Egyptian Religious beliefs

The ancient Egyptians believed strongly in God and life after death. The rule of the pharaohs has been on the basis of divine right of kings. The Egyptians believed that, to please the gods they should make offerings and pray to God. Gods were worshiped in temples that were in the custody of the priests who acted on behalf of the king.

Ancient Egyptian Facts

Ancient Egyptian Facts

Ancient Egyptian Facts

Ancient Egyptian Facts
Ancient Egyptian Facts

The statue of the god was placed in the heart of the temple. Only on some rare occasions where the statue of the god was opened for public worship. After the New Kingdom, the king's role as mediator between God and people were given less importance. In fact, the priests have created a system in which people of revelation could communicate directly with God.

Another prevailing belief was that humans are made of physical and spiritual aspects and each individual has his own shadow, the soul, the life force and a name. It was believed that the heart was the place of emotions and thoughts. After the death of the person, the ultimate objective of the deceased was to unite his life force and soul to be seen as a "happy death".

Culture of Ancient Egypt

Culture consisted of models of housing, food, architecture, etc. The Egyptians had a staple diet of bread, beer with vegetables such as onions, garlic, fruits such as dates and figs.
Meat and wine were consumed by everyone in general on some occasions, while the rich, he had very often. The social status of an individual was a decisive factor in the food he can consume.

The rich could afford a wide variety of food while the poor were forced to stick to normal food, they could afford. Beer and wine were the usual drinks for all classes.
Honey was used instead of sugar. Butter and cheese was served at banquets held by the rich. Ordinary people lived in mud brick, while the rich people live in double-thick bricks that controlled room temperature.

Nobles live in palaces were huge structures and walls decorated and floors. Building construction was sanctioned and funded by the state for religious purposes. It also symbolizes the need to strengthen the power of Pharaoh.

Language of Ancient Egypt

Egypt is an Afro-Asiatic language was said in Egypt until the 10th century. Language is associated with Berber and Semitic languages ​​like Arabic and Hebrew. After this period, he continued to be used as a liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, Copts. The old Egyptian language was spoken at nearly 500 years of British Columbia since 2600.

Ancient Egyptian Facts

It was the language spoken in the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period. Middle Egyptian was spoken for nearly 700 years from 2000 BC. It has often been called classical Egyptian and was known to the various textual evidence. However, he survived some centuries AD, despite the use of the late Egyptian language.

Latin was spoken in the Middle Ages. Demotic was a spoken language until the 5th century AD. The language is a mixture of demotic Egyptian script derived from northern forms of hieratic that reigned in the Delta and the stage of the Egyptian language among Egyptian Coptic period and late last year. Coptic was the last language that was adopted by the ancient Egyptians.