-They are placed in the house of warship for the purpose of communicating with the gods. -They are made with while alabaster and gypso and limestone. -The stones are precious, they had to be imported. -The eyes are made of laphus, that come for Afghanistan. -The rest of the body is pretty simple and geometric. -Inscriptions are run down the side of the statuettes, basically what the people want from the Gods. Therefore, its like the statues replace the people. -Some people believed the statues had a spirit of their own. Egyptians invited hieroglyphics. -Most of Egypt is desert. -In July, the Nile floods the banks of the Nile and it lasts from July-October. -Consequences of the annual flooding of the Nile: oPractical: It took peoples attention away from everything else. oSpiritual: The regular pattern of repitition made the Egyptians to believe in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth for people. -Mummification oTook them 1000 years to discover the proper way to mummify.
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