Ancient Egypt : A Civilization, Architecture, And Culture Essay

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“Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of
Egypt” (Wikipedia). Although, the Egyptian culture has been called "the gift of the Nile", Egypt is known for its geography , architecture ,and culture; but without the Nile river Egypt may have never existed. Geography is the defining feature of the thriving success of the ancient Egypt empire.
The Nile created two very different environments in Egypt the northern delta, which was more humid and fertile and the southern Nile which was surrounded by hot, dry deserts. The two environments are better known as lower and upper Egypt. The first ruler under this new system was King Menes . The apex of the Nile is where the Upper and Lower Egypt unified which was a city named “White Walls” and later known as Memphis ,which means “Balance of Two Lands. According to The History of Africa “The historical events of Ancient Egypt has been classified into three major periods of ancient Egyptian unity and power which are Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdoms” (Shillington 26) .“Kingdom periods in ancient Egyptian history were times when the people of Lower and Upper Egypt were unified under the
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1rule of a single Pharaoh. Kingdoms were also periods when Egypt reached peaks in achievements”(Giotto’s,”Ancient Egypt - the Archaic Period and Old Kingdom”). 23
In the beginning, the Archaic…

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