By Peter der Manuelian (ed.)
Weve all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra, yet how a lot do you actually learn about old Egypt? Why was once the Nile necessary to the unification of Egypt? what's the secret surrounding Queen Hetepheres tomb? What did the Amarna Letters show? What did the traditional Egyptians devour and drink? 30-Second old Egypt offers a different perception into the most marvelous and beguiling civilizations, the place technological ideas and architectural wonders emerge between mysterious gods and burial rites. every one access is summarized in exactly 30 seconds utilizing not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases and a unmarried photo. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamuns tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypts so much exciting rulers, this is often the fastest route to realizing the 50 key rules and thoughts that constructed and outlined one of many worlds nice civilizations.
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3-SECOND SURVEY During the 12th Dynasty, forts were built in Lower Nubia to protect Egypt’s southern frontier and its commercial interests in the area. 3-MINUTE EXCAVATION The fortified exterior walls of Buhen Fort, about 16 ft. 6 in. (5 m) thick, indicate that the fort was designed to withstand a siege. The interior, measuring around 426 ft. 6 in. x 361 ft. (130 x 110 m)—big enough to fit a football field—shows organized urban planning, with streets arranged in a grid pattern. Well-defined living areas include a two-story building that housed the general headquarters, adjacent to which were barracks.
Amassing resources for Egypt was a priority for Snefru. One expedition procured foreign wood—possibly including some Lebanese cedar, which was highly prized—with which he commissioned more than 60 ships and furnished royal buildings. Campaigns west to Libya and south into Nubia brought more than 8,000 captives and at least 213,000 head of livestock back to Egypt. Snefru’s endeavors set the tone for the remainder of the Old Kingdom, during which his successors’ similar policies effectively depopulated northern Nubia.
The most spectacular tomb here belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramesses II. CONSTRUCTION the 30-second history Egyptian pyramids, tombs, and temples still stand as pinnacles of ancient engineering, inspiring awe and prompting questions about how premodern technologies could construct them. However, most Egyptian architecture was built of mud brick and plaster. With a ready supply of Nile silt and the hot sun to bake them, mud bricks were simple to make and manipulate. Limestone, sandstone, and granite were most commonly quarried as building material for large structures.
30-Second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute by Peter der Manuelian (ed.)