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    By the time of Eratosthenes most scholars agreed and recognized that the Earth was not flat that is was indeed a sphere. As that information was known they still did not know exactly how big this sphere actually was. This lead Eratosthenes to make observations and begin his process to figure out the circumference of Earth. Eratosthenes observed and compared the position of Earth’s rays as they shone upon two different locations. One of the locations was a well in Syene, Egypt, known as Aswan in today’s society. The second location was in the city of Alexandria. At the well he observed that during the summer solstice the rays from the sun shone straight down the well and the rays reached the bottom of the well without touching the sides at of the well at all. This observation helped Eratosthenes come to the conclusion that the Sun’s rays were actually located directly above the well in Egypt. After making this observation Eratosthenes headed to Alexandria and set a pole in the ground. This pole helped him see that on the summer’s solstice the Sun’s ray created a shadow. Another theory of what happened in Alexandria is that he observed that a shadow was created from the sun as the rays of the sun hit a tall tower. Both theories/observations…

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    Karnak Research Paper

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    Karnak In researching information about Karnak, a city complex in Egypt, I continued to ask myself what Karnak is, who built it and when , and why was it built. I would like to share my findings with you. What was Karnak? Karnak was a city with many temples built over 2000 years dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. And was also known as “The most selected place” by the ancient Egyptians. It was also the largest religious building complex covering about 200 acres which…

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    Egyptian Water System

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    Five thousand years have passed, almost two centuries before to the Romans build their first mud houses, meawhile Egyptians started making buildings so huge and complex they stay right up 'til the present time among the most great structures ever constructed. For a large number of years, without the advantage of PCs, cranes, trucks or power apparatuses, the Pharaohs' architects administered the development of perfect works of art whose scale, excellence still admires the brain. This is a…

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    The Nile River, the very same African river that produced a seemingly unlimited amount of papyrus, apparently also acted as a thoroughfare for imports and exports, including importing papyrus, acacia to other countries, including Israel. The city-port of Heracleion was mentioned by ancient historians. But, until its recent underwater discovery, it was thought to be legend. Also, modern-day scholars dismissed its connection to the River Nile. Herodotus (c. 484–425 BCE) and Strabo (64/63 BCE – c.…

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    In addition Abu Simbel has a second, smaller, temple that may have been built for queen Nefertari. Its front includes two statues of the queen and four of the pharaoh, each about 33 feet (10 meters) in height. Each is set between buttresses carved with hieroglyphs. While the site was built by an Egyptian ruler, and is located within modern-day Egypt, in ancient times the place it was located in was considered part of Nubia, a territory that was at times independent of ancient Egypt. “The…

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    Nationalization of the Suez Canal An analysis through Prospect Theory On 26th July, 1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal and the reason that he gave for the nationalization was that he required funds for the building for the Aswan dam. Though in reality it was an act of revenge against the French, British and Americans because they had recently refused to fund the building of Aswan Dam and he wanted to establish Egypt as the leader of middle-east by embarking an end to the…

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    Cl-36 Dating

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    seepage into the NSAS is possible to happen in three regions: (a) between Khartoum and Karima (southern rim of the basement outcrops north of Dongola) in the transition zone to the Blue Nile/Main Nile Rift System as the geological condition (permeability) is favorable, (b) south of the mouth of the Atbara river in the Dongola area, and (c) artificially along Lake Nasser as the level of the Nile water is higher than the groundwater table. 6.3.2. SOUTH of UWEINAT-ASWAN UPLIFT and NORTH SUDAN…

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    viewed the nuclear arms race between themselves and the USSR. In response to the overwhelming news regarding Russia building a small atomic bomb, the U.S created NATO. The United States had realized that they were by no means invincible regarding their advances in american technology. The Suez Crisis, NATO and the Warsaw Pact were some events demonstrating the struggling relations between the U.S and The Soviet Union. The Suez Crisis, NATO and the Warsaw Pact were some events demonstrating…

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    seized control of the Suez Canal, which was then followed by a military attack from Israel, France, and Great Britain. The canal is an important man-made waterway in Egypt that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea; it is a critical shipping route operated under the French and British own-ed Suez Canal Company. Developed by French developer Ferdinand de Lesseps, the canal was first opened on November 17, 1869. In 1956, Gamal Abdel Nasser took control of Egypt; he wanted to build the…

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    Hatshepsut was the daughter of thutmose the ll her brother is Thutmose the ll and nephew Thutmose the lll.Hatshepsut died approximately age 40 and was born in thebes in February.Hatshepsut was the 15th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty Hatshepsut means” Foremost Of Noble Ladies’’ she was giving a reign of 22 years or 9 months she was building her pyramid when she was the royal wife of Thutmose the ll but that was for her father so she constructed a new pyramid in 1903 one of her organs were discovered…

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