Flooding of the Nile

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    Egyptian astronomy began in the prehistoric times. The Egyptians knowledge of astronomy helped them contribute to modern day science. The Egyptians were considered “observers of the sky” They are well known for their contribution of the 24 hour day and the calendar. “When the lack of rainfall in North Africa forced a man to abandon his nomadic life as a hunter and settle down near water, he had perforce to become mainly an agriculturist. In eastern North Africa the Nile valley proved to be an admirable haven.” (Scribner 2008) The center of Egyptian civilization was the the flooding of the Nile River. The river flooded every year at the same time and provided rich soil for agriculture. The Egyptian astronomers, who were actually priests, realized that the flooding always occurred at the summer solstice. The priests were therefore able to predict the annual flooding, which made them powerful. Many Egyptian buildings were built with an astronomical orientation. The temples and pyramids were constructed in relation to the stars, constellations, and zodiac. In different cities, the buildings had different orientations based on the specific religion of that place. For example, some temples were made to align with a star that either rose or set at harvest or sowing time. Others were oriented toward the solstices or equinoxes. As…

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    survive in its land. This was evident in numerous successful ancient civilizations like the Egyptian civilization, organized around the Nile River, which ruled from 3200-1640 BCE. To the south, and a few millennia later, the Aksum Empire adapted to its mountainous terrain and long seacoast to dominate trade and agriculture from 100-750 CE. Just before the Aksumites, the Greeks powerfully exerted force between 750-388 BCE, specializing their agriculture and relying on the seacoast to make up for…

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    In ancient Egyptian times, the Nile River served as a great “gift” for the Egyptians in many ways. This includes the natural barriers, water supply, and farming. Because of these things, Egyptians found it nice to live there. This is when the Nile Valley was created. In Egypt, the Nile River ran through a green valley with deserts on both sides. The natural barriers was great for protecting the Egyptians from harm, such as cataracts. Cataracts are wild rapids which don’t allow enemies to…

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    Egypt and the Nile A river has shaped a country, but is the country shaped well? Ancient Egypt was a civilization built around the Nile and without the Nile there would be no Ancient Egypt. But how did the Nile shape Ancient Egypt? Culturally? Physically? Maybe even physically. The Nile shaped Ancient Egypt in a lot of ways and especially through crops and flood seasons, transportation and the trade, and jobs and their duties based around the Nile. One big way the Nile shaped Ancient Egypt was…

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    How The Nile Shaped Egypt

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    How the Nile Shaped Egypt In my essay I will be discussing the ways the Nile River shaped the way Egyptians lived. Some details that I plan to cover are the ways the Nile River affected Egyptians’ protection of their territory. I will also discuss the way the Nile shaped the way Egyptians planted and harvested. Finally, I will discuss the way the Nile influenced the types of jobs that Egyptians worked. This is how the Nile River affected Egyptians’ protection of their territory. The Nile is…

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    The Nile river is in Africa. The name Nile comes from the Greek word Neilos, meaning valley. In an article written by Mandy Barrow, she says, “The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in length and is the longest river in Africa and in the world. Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through Egypt” (Barrow). The Nile river was used for transporting trading goods, people, providing food and water, constructing pyramids, and nurturing animals.…

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    Dear King Hammurabi, Ancient Egypt was very special in ways. Ancient Egypt had resources like the Nile river, had achievements, a government, had a similar daily life, finally religion. The people of Egypt relied on the Nile river.The Nile had resources for the people. The Nile is the longest river in the world and it is 4000 miles long. The river had a bunch of fish to cook and eat. In fact the poor people had to bathe in the Nile while the rich got to bathe in a tub in there house. The…

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    Ancient Egypt consists of two regions located in North-Eastern Africa: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, the delta. At this time, Egypt consisted of mostly hot, dry desert, though there was some fertile land with rich soil, mostly up north and along the nourishing river. Through Egypt runs the longest river in the world, the Nile River. This river was believed to be flooded by the will of the gods almost every year, mandatory for the growth of the Egyptian’s crops. Not only was it important for the…

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    The Agricultural industry in Egypt has always played a major role in Egypt’s economy. Irrigation for a desert like climate as Egypt is its livelihood and this all depends on the Nile River. Since ancient times the Nile river’s irrigation shaped ancient Egypt and ancient Egyptians were able to produce an abundance of food, as a result this gave Egyptians an advantage allowing them to focus more of their time and resources to other aspects of a civilization such as technology, and cultural…

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    The River-Valley Civilization of Ancient Egypt A civilization is a complex society made up of religion, social hierarchy, government, technology, language, cities, and job specialization. Ancient Egypt is in the Northeast region of Africa. The civilization began in 3150 BCE. The Ancient Egyptians relied on the Nile River for water in their desert terrain. Ancient Egypt was the greatest river valley civilization because it had helpful achievements, advanced government, and resourceful…

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