Ancient Egypt: The Grand Era Of The Old Kingdom

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The grand era of the Old Kingdom; a largely new way of human civilization in the budding years of humanity itself. The peoples of North Eastern Africa began banding together in the millennia before the 2000 BCs. These people were greatly advanced for their era; practicing domestication of wild cattle, sheep, and the start of the crop. A shift began in the way Egyptians lived. People began to find locations that sat neatly as a hub in between resources where they could gather and hunt most of the goods they needed to survive. These people thrived, they brought unity and prosperity to a land that is largely desolate and chaotic. The deserts of Egypt are vast, lifeless tracts of dunes that stretch far to the west and cover the east towards today’s red sea. However, a vein of life, the Nile, runs from Southern Sudan to the Delta in the Mediterranean, and can, in some areas, spread to a width of roughly five miles. This river prompted and galvanized civilization leading to the Predynastic and the Old Kingdom eras. Kings, or Pharaohs, were chosen by the Gods to rule the land and were tasked with providing the people of Egypt with some necessities and most importantly, the annual flooding, or inundation, of the Nile. The Nile, being the lifeline of the Egyptian kingdoms, was the most important variable of their lives, it’s inundation brought life and order to the land while, if the waters failed to rise, it could also bring death and chaos.…show more content…
The Nile is the most important ecological feature in terms of impact it could have if ecological disaster struck, and this was not learned until the occurrence of the 4.2 kiloyear event, a massive drought whose effect was felt by several early civilizations, and the fall of the Old
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