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The ancient egypts ecomomy is based on surplus and crops
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Was the ancient Greek economy based on slave labor?

yes, the Greeks had many slaves working for them, usually from over sea conquests The Spartans themsleves had slaves that made up half of their population

How ancient is Egypt?

The Ancient Egyptian Era started bout 3200-3150 BC. So Egypt is ancient for about 5000 years.

Why did the people of Ancient Egypt settle in Egypt?

Nomads settled in Egypt because of the rich fertile soil, caused by the annual floods of the Nile River. It was also easily protected, not easily invaded. Settlers arrived in the southern portion of the Nile delta some 6-7 thousand years ago, approximately 4500 B.C. It is assumed that these were nomadic tribes, similar to the Bedouin, that had wandered for miles seeking fertile land. The Nile, not only a provider of water and food, but also a means of transportation, instantly became a haven for all desert tribes in the area. Its rich resources were the foundation of an ancient religion and a powerful empire. Egypt was composed of two kingdoms, Upper and Lower Egypt. Upper Egypt's pharaoh wore the White Crown while Lower Egypt's pharaoh wore the red. After the unification of the two kingdoms, the crowns were joined as one, and all depictions after this period show not only the pharaohs but also the gods such as Osiris and Anubis wearing the combined crown. Ancient Egypt's pharaoh held his capitol in Thebes, the ancient name for Luxor. Modern Egypt's capitol is Cairo, approximately 500 miles north of Luxor situated near the Nile Delta and the Giza Plateau, where the pyramids are. Because they could grow their crops with the Nile River's help, and because they were able to built canals and boats there. What is now called Egypt was founded as a colony by Nubians, led by Asar, Egypt's first ruler, whom the ancient Greeks later called Osiris. After death he was deified and became a god. He was part of the history's first holy trinity featuring Aset and Heru, whom the Ancient Greeks later called Isis and Horus. Exploration was the reason these Nubians settled in what is now Egypt.

What was ancient Egypt?

Ancient Egypt is a time period a long time ago that took place inEgypt. And gets at least 4000 mm of rainfall.

What type of economy is Egypt?

Market / Capitalist, as opposed to Communist. The current government has reformed the highly centralized economy it inherited from President Gamal Abdel http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Nasser .

What type of economy does Egypt have?

Market / Capitalist, as opposed to Communist. The current government has reformed the highly centralized economy it inherited from President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

How is the Ancient Egypt economy?

In ancient Egypt, like most ancient civilizations, agriculture wasthe main part of the economy. Some of the primary crops produced inancient Egypt included wheat, barley, lettuce, beans, onions, figs,dates, melons, as well as cucumbers.

What type of economy did Egypt have?

Capitalist economy, there is the private ownership of means of production , the same in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Siria, Israel,etc.

What was economy like in ancient Rome?

The economy of Ancient Rome was based on Agriculture, Slaves and Trade. Industrial production was only a small part of their economic base.

Where is Ancient Egypt?

Ancient Egypt was located in North Africa, along the top part ofthe Nile River (NILE DELTA) in the present day country of Egypt.

What is the economy like in Egypt?

The economy in Egypt has really been affected by the ongoingdemonstration and protests. This has brought businesses to astandstill and investors have had to close shop.

How advanced is the economy in ancient Egypt?

As far as we know, they did not a standardized medium of exchange- that is Money. The Egyptian kingdom operated on a moneyless economy- though they did have a slave system ( possibly prisoners of war or of criminal cases) and a rigid caste structure- nothing along the lines of coinage, paper money- gold or silver ingots- or anything resembling Banks or Mints- have ever been recovered or dug up- in a country as thoroughly explored by archaeologists as Egypt. another oddity was they did not draw in perspective, despite the fact the Pyramid is one of the 5 Platonic solids! My Dad, who had some background as an art student, could never figure this one out!

What type of economy did ancient Egypt have?

They had a money system but only differently. They traded gold and of course as you know they had slaves so you had to be a government official to deal with economy.

How did irrigation help the farmers of ancient Egypt build a strong farm economy?

It helped them because they would build canals through the land so houses wouldn't flood and they can harvest through the canals using boats.

About the Ancient Oracle in Ancient Egypt?

There was no such special oracle. The high priest was said to know the future though.

What Ancient Egypt's economy was based on?

Ancient Egypt's economy was based on agriculture and trading in surplus produce. Trade helped them expand there civilization.

Why is ancient Egypt called ancient Egypt?

The word comes from the ancient Greek version of the local name -the Greeks called it Aigyptos whichEnglish speakers much later anglicised to Egypt .

What was the economy like in ancient China?

Ancient China introduced to the world to many things like the use of coins and money.

How can you investigate ancient Aksums economy?

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What was the economy based on?

barter Barter was an element. With the introduction of coins, the monetary economy also developed. Agriculture and pastoralism were the oldest activities. With imperial expansion trade became massive, and artisanal activities also flourished. In the early days debt bondage was the main form of labour exploitation, then slavery became the dominant one.

What did the pharaohs of ancient Egypt do to help the economy?

the pharaohs put people in diffr=erent places to protect economy so it can go down

What relations did scribes in ancient Egypt have with their pharaohs in ancient Egypt?

There were things called Royal Scribes that were the pharoah's personal scribe (if they were the top royal scribe;there were many). But there were also many scribes that had nothing to do with the government of Ancient Egypt.

Economy in ancient Greece?

The economy of ancient Greece was heavily depended on the importantof goods. The need for imports was especially high because Greece'ssoil itself is relatively poor for growing anything viable. The fewproducts they could grow themselves include olive trees andgrapevines.

Was ancient Egypt economy based on a division of social classes?

I am not very sure, but I think the Egyptians did have economy based on a division of social classes because they had different classes so they probably had different economy.

Is ancient Egypt the same size as Egypt?

no, Ancient Egypt was bigger and extended further south. Also not all the area that Egypt took up was inhabated, as most people could not live further then a mile away from the Nile river. It was the source of water and trade.

What was egyptations diet in ancient Egypt?

bread, wine, water, meat, and more to discover at www.egyptianhistory.com also yam, figs and other sweeter foods were Incorporated in wealthier families. There was a large dependency on where one lived, and if one was located near the Nile, as most Egyptians were farmers, so if they lived nearer to central Egypt, there food would be both more plentiful and bountiful

What relationship did scribes in ancient Egypt have with their pharaohs in ancient Egypt?

Scribes were the only people besides priests that could write in hieroglyphics. When Pharaohs wanted to write something, they would hire a scribe to write in hieroglyphics for them.

What was ancient Egypt's economy mainly based on?

Their economy was based on the Pharaoh. It is that way because the Pharaoh would have to run the whole country. Without the Pharaoh the whole country would fall apart.

On what was ancient egypts economy based?

We have very little knowledge of this. What has surfaced, is that the Ancient Pharoh period Egyptians appeared to have a moneyless economy. There is no evidence of any sort of coinage, paper money ( they did develop paper, by the way) or anything remotely like Banks, storage vaults for Gold Ingots, etc. As far as we know they had a moneyless economy- Howver they also had slaves for the heavy labor. From what has surfaced the sophisticated Egyptians were quite intellectual and interestingy enough did not have a formal judicial system either. Crime was very low and not a major social problem of the society- contrast Robin Hood, Black Bart, et al! And all this in a Pagan society. It is interesting.

What type of economy does Cairo Egypt have?

Egypt has a capitalist economy. One specific city can not have its own economy, it is usually the same as the country.

How did buildings in ancient Egypt influence ancient Egypt?

The earliest buildings along time before some of the advanced ones were very complex. These buildings were able to become more and more complex as time went on. This help Egypt become a more and more advanced civilization because once building was no longer an obstacle they could move onto other things.

How does Egypt compare to ancient Egypt?

Answer The simple answer is that it doesn't. However, modern Britain has little in common with ancient Britain either. Of course, both countries claim their respective lands' treasures such as the Sphinx (Egypt) or Stonehenge (Britain). If we contrast Britain with Egypt, the ancient word for a bird trap in Egypt, or skeet , is also the word used in England to describe a clay pigeon shooting range. The English word "south" is the same in ancient Egyptian - sut or sud . Such things are perhaps rare but they do show that ancient Egypt had connections with ancient Britain as the modern nations do. In fact, a century ago, Britain ruled or administered Egypt. So the answer is not so simple. It might therefore be easier to look at some aspects of modern Egypt that ancient Egypt did not have. Perhaps the most obvious contrast to compare is the religion of ancient and modern Egypt. Today, Islam, and to a lesser extent some Christianity, is the religion of Egypt. But Islam has only been significant in Egypt for 1400 years since Mohammad. Some Muslims will say that "Islam" means "righteous" so that many Egyptians well before Mohammad were also "righteous" and therefore Islamic. Does that mean the people who worshipped the many gods of ancient Egypt were "righteous"? In ancient Egypt, the sun god Ra was popular but across the Red Sea in Arabia, the moon was a god. That is because the Arabs lived their working lives at night to avoid the heat of the day so they worshipped the moon. But in Egypt, with its mighty river and cool shading trees, the sun was far less harsh and dramatic and much more popular as an object of reverence. Today, the moon is the main symbol on the flags of Muslim countries (but not Egypt's). Egypt today probably has a much larger proportion of people who are not religious at all as their somewhat neutral flag suggests. The popular uprisings in Egypt stem from the problems of competing philosophical and religious ideas. This is something ancient and modern Egypt probably share. One of the great philosophical questions facing the Egyptians of 586 BC was the total routing, sacking, razing and near-total depopulation of ancient Israel by Nebuchadnezzar the Chaldean-Babylonian. Many people at the time believed the Seed of the Woman Programme, first announced in the Bible when Adam and Eve received God's prophecy of the outcome of their disobedience in the Garden of Eden, had been abandoned after Israel's demise in 586 BC. The Egyptian king at the time, Merneptah Baenre Meriamun Hotephirmaat, or Pharaoh Hophra of Jeremiah 44:30 in the Bible, recorded on a stone stele, "Israel's Seed is destroyed (or castrated); the Land razed (or shaved) to the ground". After Jesus of Nazareth was born (7-6 BC), many Egyptians repented and believed again in the Promise of the Seed after Jesus' resurrection (30 AD). Thus much of Egypt became Christian between 30-650 AD. Then the Muslims conquered Egypt resulting in many Egyptians turning to Islam because of the corruption in the state church systems of the time. Mohammad's reforms were often preferred over his revised theology. A parallel thing happened after Luther in Europe (1600 AD). But problems do not just exist in religions. The academics in the universities believe Merneptah ruled Egypt in 1210 BC when he was supposed to have written the "Israel" or "Merneptah Stele". This contributor understands the Merneptah Stele is now on prominent display in the Cairo Museum in a similar fashion to the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum near the main entrance (although we stand to be corrected regarding the Cairo museum). However, that is perhaps the most interesting comparison between ancient and modern Egypt - their policy and attitude towards Israel their neighbour across (as Australians and New Zealanders say) "the ditch" (Reed Sea, Red Sea, Suez Canal). Israel and Egypt, such close neighbours, their histories so closely entwined, according to the Bible. Yet modern historians say the "Merneptah Stele" is the "only" or "first" reference in ancient Egyptian literature to the Jewish nation whose history is so carefully outlined in the Bible. In modern Egypt, Israel is in the news lots of times. Apparently, according to Egyptologists and historians, the opposite was the case. And there lies a big tale. By not knowing what Egypt's history really was, as that conundrum must surely attest, it is almost impossible to answer this question. But it is an important question and if the answer were properly and thoroughly canvassed we might actually learn something. Probably, many people will be rather shocked to say the least. *but not Egypt's

Was Ancient Greece in Ancient Egypt?

No. The two terms refer to almost completely different regions and times, though the influence of what we call "Ancient Greece" certainly extended to portions of what had, at one time, been "Ancient Egypt." Greece was not located in ancient Egypt. It is in southwestern Europe, across the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt in northern Africa. The ancient Greeks were among the first modern societies to study the ancient history of Egypt. Many of the translations of hieroglyphics are based on the Rosetta Stone, which had text written in both hieroglyphic form and in Ancient Greek.

What they did in ancient Egypt?

The ancient Egyptians did many things including pottery, farming, irrigation and school work. The children that went to school were boys and only boys! Unless the child's family was very wealthy, the girls would learn at home and how to do things around the house. If the student was a very good student the teacher would transfer the student to an upper level where they can use actual papyrus scrolls to write on. Before then, they would have to write on broken pieces of clay pottery.

What do we get from ancient Egypt?

The influence and benefits of ancient Egypt and it's culture are many and varied, and in all honesty I don't believe that anyone; academic or amateur could answer this question completely and definitively. Off the top of my head, we can thank the ancient Egyptians for: i) Mathematics/Geometry (think how the Pyramids were built). ii) Alcohol (evidence of the first ever beer has recently been discovered along with wine). iii) Astronomy (again, think about the Pyramids at Giza and how they align with Orion). iv) Astrology (evidence has been recovered of the zodiac signs tombs). v) Writing (although they may not have actually invented writing, they certainly aided its development). vi) Funeral Traditions (think embalming, the whole momentous funeral procession).

How did the trade expand the economy of ancient Egypt?

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How are modern Egypt and ancient Egypt alike?

I can mention few things like the seboo(baby shower) after 7 days of his birth. we make kahk in the feasts.(arounded small cookie covered with sugar and stuffed with dates,turkish delight,pistachio) we celebrate sham we neseem.after the easter by one day>.It is the spring feast where we eat salted fish,herring,eggd,grenn vegetables,colour the eggs. and many other things.

When was Egypt known as ancient Egypt?

The formal united kingdom of Egypt was created in 3150 BC by King Menes. This is about the time when historians refer to Egypt as ancient Egypt. However, during 2700-2200 BC, the Old Kingdom period is the first notable ancient Egyptian dynasty when man pyramids were built.

What relationship did noblemen in ancient Egypt have with their pharaohs in ancient Egypt?

I can only answer for the period of the First Dynasty, when dynastic traditions were first starting. Of course, little is known for certain about that period since the hieroglyphic forms were just developing and not nearly as much has been unearthed from those times as compared with later dynasties. From the very start, the early Kings (the word Pharaoh did not come about until later) understood that they needed noblemen to carry out various administrative tasks. Contrary to what many think, women, too, had legal rights and served as noblewomen to the King. In my novels such relationships between the noblemen in service to their King is central to the plots, as there was much intrigue as well as smoothly functioning aspects to the Royal Court.

Is Egypt and ancient Egypt different things?

Egypt is the modern world of the country Egypt. "Ancient" Egypt is the old world of Egypt, Anicent Egypt was around BC. (Before Christ)

How did geography affect Egypt economy?

Geography influenced affected Egypt's economy because the Egyptians needed water, and because living in a desert there isn't much water they relied heavily on the nile river. Without the Nile river Egypt would not have existed, or at least modern day man would not have known of its existence because papyrus was grown form the Nile which is what the Egyptians wrote on, but they still carved hieroglyphics in into the walls of the Pyramids.

What economy system did ancient Egypt have?

There is evidence, for lack of a better term, that the Phaoronic Egyptians had what amounted to a moneyless economy! True they had a slave class and a closed-circuit class system- no promotion ladder so to speak off. No coins, bills, Gold Ingots for Bank deposits, etc have ever been unearthed in Egypt= from Ancient times! In comparison Greece had a thriving money system based on Drachmas which were used in modern form up to the Euro period. Rome, also had a money economy and ancient coins of both of these states are collector"s items many are rare- but I have never heard of an Ancient Egyptian Coin. another oddity was they did not draw in perspective, despite the fact the Pyramid is one of the legendary Five Platonic solids. Arf teacher Jon Gnagy made much of the 5 Platonic solids in his TV art classes.

What are two important economies of Egypt?

Egypt's economy depends mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism; there are also more than three million Egyptians working abroad, mainly in Saudi Arabia.

What is the state of the economy of Egypt?

The Egyptian economy is worsening at a faster rate than the Greek economy. The political instability of the country and the strongly socialist and Islamist (and badly written) constitution that President Morsi is attempting to force into action only discourages more investors from abroad. Additionally, much of Egypt's economy was previously controlled by a few wealthy families since they were the ones with the requisite education to make them profitable. Now, many of these large firms have been subdivided and contracted to "average" Egyptians who lack sufficient business-knowledge to run them well, causing compounding internal failures.

Where was the ancient Egypt?

The ancient Egyptian Civilization was centered along the Nile River in the modern country of Egypt. It extended south from the Nile Delta for about 500 miles ... However, it's zone of influence extended into the Sudan to the South, West into the Libyan desert and East into the Arabian Peninsula.

What is power based on in ancient Egypt?

The Ancient Egyptians realized that there is an Order in the world. That realization came from their contemplation upon the natural world. The lesson they had learnt in cultivating the land, led them to cultivate themselves in accordance to the Law of Life. Their faith that there is an Order that governs the whole universe opened for them avenues to learn about their far-reaching future. When they realized that death is not an end of human life, they became aware that there is an unseen aspect to every visible thing. Their perception of Order and their awareness of the unseen aspects formed the base of their belief in the divinity of everything.

How did climate affect Egypt economy?

The climate change has affected the economy in Egypt. The climate change has resulted in a diminished water supply. The water supply is what fuels agriculture which is a driving force in the economy of Egypt.

Why are the tombs in ancient Egypt such an important part of ancient Egypt?

The tombs of the ancient Egyptians were important to them because in their religious beliefs the soul was able to return to the body for a visit. That was why the tombs had all the material items of the deceased plus wall paintings depicting everyday life events. This would make the soul or "ka" feel comfortable. In our own time, the ancient tombs give us insight into the lives of the ancient Egyptians and enable us to study their craftsmanship and in some cases their philosophies.

How was the economy of Egypt different from the economy of Mesopotamia?

If you know about Mesopotamia economy, you will know how thefinancial situation was during the dawn of civilization. Primarilytrade and commerce which led to economic development, was triggeredafter the farmers learned the art of irrigating their land. Slowly,they found they could easily grow more food than they couldpossibly eat. They learnt how to sell the surplus for goods andservices.

Was the economy of ancient Greece based on a division of social classes?

The economy was based on harvesting, production and trade ofeconomically valuable products. The politics was based on social aspects. Social classes arose largely from economic status.