The Geographical Factors On The Nile River Bank

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Register to read the introduction… The Ancient Egyptians settled along the Nile River banks around 6,000 BC (Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Eqypt, 2008). The geographical factor of the Nile River had a huge impact on why it became in habited. Every year the Nile River floods bringing rich soil (Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History, 2000) to the sandy arid area that is otherwise unusable. Without this yearly flood, the Egyptians would not have been able to produce crops and sustain a thriving metropolis as it did.

With such a successful civilization, it was only a matter of time before the seclusion that Egypt had been experiencing was over. Rome began rule over Egypt in 30 BC after Augustus defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra (Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, 2000). This take over by Rome did not create the fall of the Egyptian civilization, but actually seemed to enhance it. Although Egypt is such an arid desert wasteland, the Nile River banks were fertile enough to produce enough grain to supply Rome as well as itself. With the beginning of trade with the Roman Empire came cultural influences as well. Romans became enthralled with the Egyptians’ culture, using their designs for architecture and in art. The cultural trade was also a two-way street. The Egyptians started representing themselves artistically and fashionably as the Romans did with a more Greco-Roman style (Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, 2000). Both civilizations came to be known as some of the most prosperous and successful civilizations of the ancient
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