The Ancient Egyptian Civilization Descriptive Essay by Artie

The Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Describes the complexity of the fascinating ancient Egyptian civilization that still influences life today.
# 119537 | 1,450 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on May 07, 2010 in Anthropology (Middle Eastern) , History (Middle Eastern) , Archaeology (Egypt)

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This paper relates that the ancient Egyptians still hold many secrets that even top scientists from around the world are still trying to uncover. The paper focuses on the importance of religion to shaping the life of ancient Egyptians and their view of the afterlife. The paper examines their social organization, advances in learning and the development of arts and literature. Included in the paper are several color illustrations.

Table of Contents:
Religion Shapes Life in Ancient Egypt
How Egyptians Viewed the Afterlife
Egyptians Organize Their Society
Egyptians Make Advances in Learning
Egyptians Develop Arts and Literature
To Summarize

From the Paper:

"After ancient Egypt declined, the meanings of ancient hieroglyphs were lost. Not until the early 1800s did a French scholar, Jean Champollion unravel the then mysterious writings on Egypt's great monuments. Champollion did so by deciphering passages written on the Rosetta Stone. This flat, black stone presents the same passage in hieroglyphics, demotic script, and Greek. By comparing the three versions, Champollion worked out the meanings of many hieroglyphs. As a result, scholars could begin to read the thousands of surviving records from ancient Egypt."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gaynor Ellis, Elisabeth and Anthony Esler. World History. Boston, Massachusetts: Prentice Hall, 2009 Chapter 2, Section 4, Page 50
  • Wikipedia Contributors. "Egyptian Civilization" Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia Foundation, Inc. 24 Mar. 2010 <>. Path: Type in search: Egyptian Civilization; Click Go.

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