Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Animals! Egypt!Thats important!!
The animals of Egypt are very important. They play a very important role in building the giant pyramids that you can see in Egypt today,but the main importance of the animals in Egypt is farming, because cattle was used to pull the plow so things could be planted. Okay so you're probably wondering what types of animals they had in ancient Egypt. In Egypt they had lots of different animals like cows, sheep, goats, ducks, and geese for food. There are also plenty of other animals too, but the animals weren't just standing around, they had jobs too. Just like the people the animals helped build pyramids farm and lots of other things. You're probably asking yourself "how did the animals help build pyramids", well first you have to ask yourself how did those big blocks get up there, well in the earlier days they had a whole bunch of people to pull them up, but in the later days they tied two oxen to a sled and they pulled the huge blocks up the hill. each one of those blocks weighed about 2.5 tons not pounds TONS, if you really think about it, pulling 2.5 tons up a hill until the whole pyramid was done, those oxen must have been strong. They had sheep, goats and cows milk to drink, well along with water.The Egyptians made cloths out of just about any animal they ate. For their religion they would sometimes sacrifice a sheep. I think that's enough information about the importance of animals in ancient Egypt, hope you learned a lot.