Introduction to ancient Egypt using culture atlas Tynesha Richard 14. What rights did a free woman have in Ancient Egypt? Does this surprise you? A woman in ancient Egypt could inherit property with her brothers. They bought her own property into marriage, entled to one third of her husband’s estate. They kept their own names when married. I guess this surprises me somewhat. 15. What was the purpose “Shabti”?
The purpose of a shabti which is a mummiform statue, it is the process of sending the deceased to the afterlife. They were placed in there tomb. 16. What period witnessed the introduction of slaves and slavery? Who were slaves? Slaves and slavery was introduced in A lot of people in Egypt were slaves, they were most commonly prisoner of war or foreigners captured in the war or sold by merchants. It appears that domestic slaves were treated well and need for the owners. 17. What was a scribe? What training did they have and what punishments did they face for not completing duties? What were their duties? Scribes were people in the time period of ancient Egypt who learnt how to read and write, most of them were men. To become a scribe you had to attend a special school, you would learn how to read and write hieroglyphic and hieratic scripts. 18. Why did the ancient Egyptians develop Geometry? What did they use it for? They developed geometry as a way to measure land boundaries. They also discovered how to find areas of triangle, squares and circles and 3 dimensional figures. 19. Why did they use Mathematics? What practical purpose did it have? Mathematics was applied to solve practical problems such as estimating the number of bricks needed for building or ratios of height to circumference for pyramid buildings. 20. How did the ancient Egyptians make paper? What was the process and what materials did they use? Ancient Egyptians made paper from papyrus, which grew in the marshes of the Delta. It was high quality paper. They would lay out a thin...
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