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Monday, May 3rd: My name is Enrique, head general of the Hittite Empire. It is the year 1350 B.C.E, and I am 35 years old. I have been summoned by King Gobi and Queen Stromi of the Hittite Empire to help them decide whether to or not conquer the Egyptians. I will travel to the Egyptian Empire and observe the everyday life and patterns of Egyptian people. I will keep a journal tracking everything I see and do on my voyage to the ancient Egyptian Empire.Journal Entry #1, Tuesday, May 4th: On my first day in the marketplace, I saw many different foods and drinks for sample. I asked one of the locals to teach me about the different foods and drinks of his culture. He taught me that wheat and barley were the main crops; which were used to produce bread and beer. These were the most common foods, including many different kinds of animals. My new friend, Jitsu, took me to one of the local festivals where we enjoyed many foods. We drank the most common drinks of the community; beer, water, and milk. The first day was an adventure through the marketplace exploring the food and drink. I was exhausted from the party; so I made my way to the Egyptian Suites.Journal Entry #2, Wednesday, May 5th: On day two I traveled in to the marketplace to view some of the crafts and trade. The workers were specialized. They were highly skilled and respected. I witnessed the workers making jewelry and other clothing products. I met a worker named, Sonya, she explained to me that cities and towns along the Nile were major trade centers for their region. She also explained that goods normally were not paid for with currency or coins, but were exchanged for other goods. I thanked Sonya and I left.Journal Entry #3, Thursday, May 6th: On the third day, I fell ill from an uncertain illness. I was rushed to the hospital and was treated by Dr. Mark. After the drugs had worn off: I asked Dr. Mark about the importance of medicine in his community. He told me that Egyptians have practiced medicine for hundreds of years. He said that he had to go through special training. He attended a special school after he completed his general education. I fell asleep and spent the night in the hospital. I woke up and went on my journey to find out more about the Egyptian culture.Journal Entry #4, Friday, May 7th: While I was recovering from my illness, which later had come out to be food poisoning, I just decided to take a walk along the Nile to observe the people. The Egyptians wore heavy jewelry. I asked a nearby passerby why she was wearing all of the jewelry. She told me that jewelry served both decorative and magical powers. I was astonished by the surprising answer. I noticed the hair of the women and even the kids; so I decided to walk in Pal's Hair Salon. I asked Sandra, one of the beauticians, about Egyptian hair. She told me that they...

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