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Describe the course of the Nile from its source all the way to the delta.
As the White Nile in East Africa flows north, it meets the Blue Nile coming from the Ethiopian Highlands. The Nile then flows along the 1,000 mile stretch of land once called Nubia and through the Egyptian section of the Nile - another 700 - miles to the Mediterranean Sea.
How did the Nile river affect the lives of the early Egyptians and Nubians?
The Nile brought the ancient Egyptians and Nubians a constant source of water, allowing them to fish, farm, trade and build communities along its banks.
If the Nile did not flood regularly, how might the life along the river been different in ancient times?
The land might be less fertile. There might have been less farming, less food, and therefore, less people.
What kind of trade goods passed through the Nubia on their way to
Egypt?
goods included ebony wood, ivory, ostrich eggs and feathers, animal skins, and throw-sticks.
How did the cataracts of the Nile affect Nubian trade?
The cataracts prevented Nubians from trading by traveling on the river, so Nubian trade routes had to be over land.
How did the Nubians become famous traders?
They carried their goods in huge caravans and to many distant lands.
What cataracts did Lower Nubia lie between?
The first and second cataracts.
Where was Upper Nubia located?
Upper Nubia was located between the second and sixth cataracts.
Why did ancient Egyptians call their land Kemet?
Kemet means "the black lands." They referred to their land this way because it was composed of the dark soil left by the Nile's floods.
What was the "red" land?
The desert that spread out on either side of the Nile.