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What was considered valuable in ancient Egypt?
Ancient Egyptians frequently used a naturally-occuring alloy known as electrum, which consisted of gold, silver, and a small amount of copper.
What are the Egyptian values?
What were some of the items placed in the pyramids?
The liver, intestines, lungs and stomach were placed inside special containers, called canopic jars. Each jar had the head of a god to protect what was inside. The heart was left inside the body, because Egyptians believed it would be weighed in the afterlife to see if you had led a good life.
What are the ancient Egyptian beliefs?
The ancient Egyptians were a polytheistic people who believed that gods and goddesses controlled the forces of the human, natural, and supernatural world. Ancient Egyptians believed that if a person were properly prepared for the afterlife, his/her soul was immortal.
Where did the supplies for a temple come from?
Some of the temple’s supplies came from direct donations by the king. In the New Kingdom, when Egypt was an imperial power, these donations often came out of the spoils of the king’s military campaigns or the tribute given by his client states. The king might also levy various taxes that went directly to support a temple.
How did the ancient Egyptians support their temples?
Much of a temple’s economic support came from its own resources. These included large tracts of land beyond the temple enclosure, sometimes in a completely different region than the temple itself. The most important type of property was farmland, producing grain, fruit, or wine, or supporting herds of livestock.
What do you find in an ancient Egyptian tomb?
A mummy in a sarcophagus or burial coffin. 2. Four canopic jars containing the organs of the deceased. 3. Magic Egyptian amulets in the mummy’s wrappings. 4. A copy of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. 5. Household goods, including furniture, for use in the afterlife 6. Food to feed the deceased
When did the building of temples in Egypt end?
Temple-building in Egypt continued despite the nation’s decline and ultimate loss of independence to the Roman Empire in 30 BC. With the coming of Christianity, traditional Egyptian religion faced increasing persecution, and temple cults died out during the fourth through sixth centuries AD.