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  The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes from and before the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom. There are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. The three largest and best-presered of these were built at !iza at the beginning of the Old Kingdom. The most well-known of these pyramids was built for the pharaoh Khufu. t is known as the #!reat $yramid#. %efinition&The word #pyramid# actually comes from the !reek word #pyramis# which means #wheat cake#. The word #pyramis# was used to describe the ancient Egyptian buildings because they reminded the !reeks of pointy-topped wheat cakes. The ancient Egyptian word for the pyramids was #Mer#. By Natasha Tucker  Amun was one of the most powerful gods in ancient Egypt.  't the height of Egyptian ciilization he was called the #King of the !ods#. 'mun was important throughout the history of ancient Egypt. (oweer) when 'mun was combinedwith the sun god *a he was een more powerful. (e was then called  'mun-*a. ' large and important temple was built at Thebes to honor 'mun. Anubis Appearance: ã Man with a +ackal head ã  ' +ackal Anubis was the god of embalming and the dead. ,ince +ackals were often seen in cemeteries) the ancient Egyptians belieedthat 'nubis watched oer the dead.    'nubis was the god who helped to embalm Osiris after he was killed by ,eth.Thus) 'nubis was the god who watched oer the process of   mummifying people when they died.$riests often wore a mask There where many gods and goddesses in Egyptian times all known to help do different things these are some of the things they helped to do& ã  'tum  belieed that he rose from waters of chaos and created all gods. ã es  belieed that es protected them against snake and scorpion bites. ã !eb  belieed that earthquakes were !ebs laughter. ã (apy  was especiallyimportant because he brought the flood eery year which deposited rich silt on the banks allowing them to grow crops.     Amun  Man wearing a skirt/kilt 0oman wearing a dress1hildren naked Egyptian clothing was ery thin to keep them cool and coered most of their body2s.1hildren mostly went around naked when they where si3 years old they began to wear clothes to protect them from the intense dry heat.0omen wore straight dresses with either one or two shoulder straps.Men that worked wore a loincloth or short kilt and sometimes a type of shirt.The Egyptian climate with its hot summers and mild winters faored light clothing made from plant fibers) predominantly linen and in *oman times occasionally cotton) an import from ndia. 0ool was used to a lesser e3tent) and seldom by Egyptians proper. ,mall amounts of silk were traded to the eastern Mediterranean possibly as early as the second half of the second millennium 1E and traces of silk hae been found in Egyptian tombs.  'nimal skins) aboe all leopard skins) were sometimes worn by priests and by pharaohs in their role as first serants of the god. ,uch outfits were found in Tutankhamen#s tomb and were depicted quite frequently on the walls of tombs. 't times kings and queens wore decoratie ceremonial clothing adorned with feathers.
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