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Ancient Egypt Mummification Rituals Ancient civilizations are studied today to help us understand more about our worlds past and what has brought us to where we are today Our findings have not only answered questions but also brought us to ask questions Perhaps one of the most studied and yet least understood civilizations ever were the Ancient Egyptians Located in northern Africa Egypt is a country unlike any other that is situated on the vast continent Ancient towns that once thrived have now been reduced to mostly rubble Intriguing artifacts have been discovered over time that help us to understand what it was like to have lived back then One of the keys to understanding the ancient civilization is the Rosetta stone This artifact was discovered in 1799 and helps us even today to interpret the writings of the ancient hieroglyphics Egypts history religion and beliefs were left on these hieroglyphics Some of the writings included stories of the kings that ruled during the different dynasties Gods were also very prominent during this time and played a major role in the way people lived their lives Not everyone was able to read or write so people who were able to read or write hieroglyphics were held highly in the community Children whose families were considered important were able to attend a special school in which they were taught how to read and write These children would then grow up to become scribes Scribes seemed to lead a better life than most people because they had power over them The actual power to read and write was more valuable than food water and clothing Scribes were considered so powerful because they were able to copy sacred texts onto royal books that were carved into the tomb walls of the kings and queens of Egypt As in todays society woman had to struggle for equality among men There is little evidence that women
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