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King Tutankhamen , also known as King Tut, was one of the most famous Pharaohs.
King Tutankhamen , also known as King Tut, was one of the most famous Pharaohs.

King Tutankhamen, also known as King Tut, was one of the most famous Pharaohs. Although he died at 18 years of age, he was well known.

Although he died at 18 years of age, he was well known. This is a cartoon

This is a cartoon version of Ancient Egyptian medicine.

This is a cartoon version of Ancient Egyptian medicine. This is a pulley system, used daily

This is a pulley system, used daily in Ancient Egypt.

This is a pulley system, used daily in Ancient Egypt. This is an Ancient Egyptian Calendar.

This is an Ancient Egyptian Calendar.

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Ancient Egyptian Inventions

Aakarsh Rai, Dylan Hernandez, Omar Elmougy

Overview

Ancient Egyptians were a very smart civilization, so they contributed a lot of ideas and inventions to the world. These inventions are things that you and I probably use every day. A lot of their inventions were probably lost or misused. But a couple of inventions were not. To keep everybody in line the Ancient Egyptians thought of something that no one had thought of, a police force. These teams of well trained men were keeping everybody from breaking rules.

In Ancient Egypt building the Pyramids was not easy so they invented organized labor. Although we do not use all of the inventions today, The Egyptian inventions have opened up many ideas to improve society such as the ox drawn plow that today is now a machine. However, some inventions such as simple machines are still used today.

The Ancient Egyptian’s are today still credited for inventing the 365 day calendar. Ancient civilizations recorded time with a lunar calendar.

Egyptians also invented the sail and sailboat for transportation and trading on the Nile River. In other cases, the Egyptians revolutionized the way we live today.

Medicines

A very important invention of the Egyptians was medicine. This was very helpful to the Egyptians, because now if they are hurt or are sick they could use these medicines to cure them. The Egyptians were very good at figuring out human anatomy and were even able to recognize internal organs when people died. They also knew that pulse was somehow related to the heart. From the Edwin Smith Papyrus, we can tell that they treated dislocated bones and performed minor surgical procedures. We also know that they treated diseases in a physical manner along with other spiritual practices. Much of the treatment consisted of crushing and mixing herbs. Medicine helped develop the Egyptian civilization and continues on through our own culture today.

Today, some medicines we use still have Egyptian ideas in it. When Egyptologists discovered mummies, they also discovered medicines in their bodies. In the tombs of Pharaohs, medicines were stored in canopic jars for the believed afterlife. Other important items such as food and clothing were also stored in canopic jars for the afterlife.

Simple Machines

There were many inventions made in ancient Egypt, but the easiest to use were he simple machines. The simple machines consist of levers, pulleys, wedge, ramps, and wheels. The most used of these inventions were the pulleys and wheels. The pulleys were used to lift objects to higher elevations then regular Egyptians could not reach. Bricks were lifted multiple amounts of times to help make the pyramids. The wheels were used make transporting objects place to place at an easier and faster rate. Instead of pulling objects around they could now easily roll an object on a board much easier.

Calendar

The ancient Egyptians also have the distinct honor of having invented not only the modern 365 day calendar but the leap year system as well. Ancient civilizations recorded and marked time using a lunar calendar system. A solar system established calendar, based on twelve months of 30 days each, with five extra days, was first conceived of by the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians also devised the leap year calendar of adding an extra day every fourth year in the year 238 B.C.

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The first ox-draws plows appeared in Egypt as early as 2500 B.C. Skilled m working would have been required in order to form a workable plow, as well as animal husbandry. One might wonder why the ancient Egyptians would have ev needed ox-drawn plows when the majority of the Egyptian nation consists of deserts. While there certainly is a great amount of sweeping desert land in Egyp the nation is also the home of extremely fertile black soil along the banks of the

River. This soil makes a very hospitable environment for growing crops such as

wheat, in addition to a multitude of vegetables. Ancient Egyptian inventions, suc the ox-drawn plow, would have made farming much easier and more profitable.

Other Inventions

The Egyptians favorite invention was probably makeup. Everyone, even the poor decorative paint. Some people seem to think that the Egyptians used the makeup protect themselves from the evil eye. Another Invention was the lock. With this contraption no one was able to g out. This helped all societies in times of war, also and just to keep there things fro stolen.

Sailboats were another one of their inventions. They were using wind curre travel. Today we are trying to do the same thing they were, save the Earth by usin natural resources! That just shows how smart they were, since we are trying to d same thing they were.