Ancient Egyptians Beliefs And Customs Essay

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Ancient Egyptians Beliefs And Customs

The Ancient Egyptian beliefs and customs have stood the test of time. The Ancient
Egyptians were superior in their knowledge to any other nation. In the following
paragraphs I will demonstrate there beliefs and customs.


Egypt is widely known for their Pyramids, many of these gigantic landmarks have lasted for
many centuries. Pyramids were built for Pharaohs to guide them into the ‘Afterlife'.
Pyramids took 20 to 25 years to construct. Each piece of rock mined from the quarry had to
be carefully fitted into the correct position, to make sure the blocks were in the correct
spot, special markings were placed on the side of each block. A mallet made of wood was
used to mine the hard dry rock from the quarry. It took one thousand and five hundred men
approximately to mine five million blocks of rock to complete a pyramid. The huge rocks
weighing one to five tones each, had to be carried up a special ramp located in the middle
of the pyramid so they could build around it. It took a lot of men to pull the rocks up
the ramp. Before each rock was put into place it was cut into shape using the set square
and was smoothed out by masons.


Ancient Egyptian medicine was an amazing thing. Every single bit of it was natural.
Some of the medicine's were Thyme, which was used to relieve pain, Sesame, which was used
to sooth asthma, Frankincense, which was used to treat throat infections and Honey, which
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