The Migration Of Egyptian And Nubian Societies Along The Nile River

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1. The flourishing of Egyptian and Nubian societies along the Nile River can be attributed largely to the shift in climate which happened in North Africa during the 6th millennium B.C.E.; the general migration of the Sudanic nomads disseminated itself over time along the Nile Delta, and down the river itself.

2. Until the completion of the Aswan Dam (1968), the Nile always flooded yearly, creating floodplains and leaving alluvial mineral deposits in the downstream soil which made it very fertile for growing a variety of crops.

3. Agriculture, first and foremost, presented the Egyptian and Nubian societies with the best chance not only of survival, but of flourishing and developing into the regional powers they eventually would become. As seen with earlier civilizations, the growth and diversity of agriculture as an industry gave them not only much of their food, but also fortified their economic system so that it could grow and produce specialized labor. One could infer, without looking much further, increasingly rich and complex culture arising from this framework; fortunately, both societies (and in particular the Egyptians) have left us the historical evidence of this in the form of a plethora of historical artifacts.

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Ruling Styles – Early Egyptian society (inclusive of the Nubians) was comprised of small kingdoms, most likely ruled by what were perceived to be divine or semi-divine rulers. In the latter half of the fourth millennium B.C.E., mostly…

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