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Imagine living in Ancient Egypt about 3000 BC Imagine a society teeming with life and happiness Imagine looking around and seeing beautiful buildings fields of crops and the great pyramids with their white limestone faade blazing in the sun of the midday It would be quite the experience to have lived back then The history of Egypt begins with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt into one united kingdom The first ruler under this new system was Menes Thirty other dynastys would follow To further unify Upper and Lower Egypt Menes founded a capital city where the two met at the apex of the Nile where it fans out into the silt plain This city was named White walls by the Egyptians but later called Memphis by the Greeks It is here at Memphis that the great pyramids where builtThe pyramids were built to house the dead pharaoh of that time Death was seen by the Egyptians as just the beginning of a journey to the other world In Egyptian society each individual believed that his eternal life was dependant on the continued existence of their king a belief that made the building of the pyramid a concern of the entire kingdom Many people would be called to duty to work on the pyramids and many would go at will It was found that the Egyptian people actually liked working on the pyramids Many youths would travel down the Nile to work on the pyramids so that they could see the great city of MemphisFurniture and riches not to mention body parts of the dead king were buried with him in the pyramid so that in the afterlife the king would be able to have all the comforts that he had in his life Wives and people of high standing in the kings court were buried beside his tomb when they died The queens pyramid was always much smaller than the kings The
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