Ancient Egypt


Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like
place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The
climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile
River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this
land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people.
During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of
agriculture, this skill arrived in Egypt approximately 7,000BC. Humans were
finally able to use the rich silt brought by the yearly flooding of the Nile
River which annually flooded since 60,000 years ago.

The Nile River is ...

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from the Nile River.
Barges and boats made with papyrus reeds or wooden planks(used after 3,000BC)
were filled with different thing such as grains were floated downstream and
carried by the current, or if they needed to be floated upstream, you would
simply just raise the sails up and the ship would sail upstream, the Egyptians
invented sails at approximately 3,200BC. Although the Nile is such an abundant
source of life, it fertilize just a narrow strip of land, eventually the
Egyptians built large irrigation systems which would carry water into the desert.


Ancient cultures were often plagued with warfare and attacks from other cultures,
Egypt's geography protected it from most of its neighbors. The Mediterranean
Sea, the Red Sea, the Nubian Desert, and the Libyan Desert surrounded Egypt, it
was very hard for an outside to even enter Egypt. In the Nile River there are
six cataracts, waterfalls or rapids, these prevented people from a region called
Kush which would be modern ...

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2,200BC), the Middle Kingdom(2,050BC to 1,800BC), and the New
Kingdom or Empire Age(1,570BC to 1,090BC).

With every ancient society we have seen a unique religion, the Egyptians are no
exception. Egyptian mythology or religion did not influence their culture as
religion did to other cultures much, a unified sense of faith never existed
among them. What I mean by this is that since each city worshipped a different
god or goddess, there wasn't really a togetherness in their religion. So if I
use the word "worship" in this report, I am referring to the fact that they
thought that god or goddess was important. In fact the Egyptian religion
contains a remarkable amount of conflicting ...

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