The Nile was the base of the Egyptians seasons because of the Nile’s flood season, the seasons were Akhet the flood season mid-June to mid-October, Peret the planting and growing season mid-October to mid-February, and Shemu the harvest season mid-February to mid-June (Document B). 95% of the people's jobs had to do with farming which became a common job because of the Nile (Document B and C). If the Nile didn’t exist their crops wouldn’t have grown as well or at all because the Nile brings sun and water to the crops during Akhet to let them grow (Document B/Information I already knew). The Nile changed so much of the economy that the Nile was almost like the governor of Ancient Egypt if they had one.
In Ancient Egypt there is a person who has the last say of everything and he is the leader of Egypt.He is the pharaoh.The pharaoh is the ‘Lord of Two Lands’ which means that,he owns both Upper and Lower egypt.On the website Ancient Egypt.co.uk it says,”He owned all the land,made laws,collected taxes, and defended egypt against foreigners.”The pharaoh was also called the ‘High Priest of Every Temple’ he was called this because he was like a god on earth.The people thought that the pharaoh was sent from the gods to guide them on earth.
To people, Ancient Egypt (2682–2181 BC) can be best described as being a mysterious attractive culture. The reason why it is so attractive is because of Egyptian’s religious teachings, remarkable legacies, and their advances to influence western civilization. Now the Vedic-Aryan civilization (1500 B.C) is a very uncommon civilization that not a lot of people know about. Evaluating the differences, an also similarities between Ancient Egypt’s civilization and Vedic-Aryan civilization can show how cultural diffusion can effect Western Civilization.
This was a cooler time and allowed farmers to sow their crops. Egypt’s summer was called Shumo. During this period it was a very dry time. This was the time that the crops were harvested. It was often the busiest time of the year. The crops were coming in, therefore the tax collectors came in to the farms and collected the Pharaoh’s share.
The geography of Egypt was crucial in the development of their society. Egyptians worshipped the Nile because of the ideal vegetation and easy transportation it made possible. Life in Egypt was luxurious compared to most early cities, and the people were generally happy. Egyptians were greatly aware of their dependency on their environment and they gave all the credit of their success and their comfortable lifestyle to this river and the gods that made it possible. An obvious example of this comes from the text “Hymn to the Nile”, where in the first line it says “Hail to thee, O Nile! Who manifests thyself over this land, and comes to give life to Egypt!”(Hymn to the nile, line 1). They believed that the gods were on their side. Ancient Egyptians also considered themselves to be better than other civilizations or, “The chosen ones”, because of their land. This mindset is illustrated in the Story of Sinuhe. In then end Sinuhe wishes to leave the “land of barbarians”, and return back to Egypt to die even though he has had a great life in Syria (Story of Sinuhe, line 158). He wishes to die respectfully in his home country because if he did not than he would not be received into the afterlife. Even after all of his years living outside of Egypt, he still thought of Egypt as superior to any other
First, the civilization and agriculture in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia were mainly spreading from the Nile River and the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, those rivers bred the agriculture and supported human’s everyday lives on both two regions. There are several evidences support this point. “The Mesopotamian civilizations steadily expanded from their roots in the fertile valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers throughout their centuries of existence.” ( Stearns, Adas, Schwartz and Gilbert, World Civilizations:The Global Experience, Combined Volume, 34) This evidence shows that the geographic impact influenced a lot on Mesopotamia’s agriculture and its civilization. Meanwhile, the geographic location of Nile River also had a great impact on Ancient Egypt. “Egyptian civilization from its origins to its decline focused on the Nile River and the deserts immediately around it. The Nile’s
People used water for everything from growing crops to bathing. Before proper irrigation, people had to live near sources of fresh water. The Egyptians had the Nile, while the Mesopotamians had the Tigris and Euphrates; these rivers provide their respective civilizations with water to drink, animals to hunt, and plants to harvest. It is because of an adequate supply of clean water that these civilizations can prosper and flourish.
I believe that in Egypt a complex society emerged because of the location they chose to inhabit. The Egyptians had a more productive and protected area of land. The Nile River was predictable and made it easier to grow crops (Wallech, 2013, p. 54). In addition, the Egyptians had only one of four frontiers susceptible to invasion (p. 54). Therefore, they were able to focus on growing crops and development as a civilization. In a harsher environment where a group could be more vulnerable to invasion or struggle to grow crops, they would have to work harder and longer to survive. Consequently, they would have less time to focus on education or cultural development.
Starting in 6000 B.C many people make up the community and they use the Nile as their center of their territory. The land around the Nile was rich and great for farming. The first civilization was made on the Nile, as it was a great place for farming. The Nile experienced flooding every year bringing water and rich soil and allowed for people to settle. All winter long the people watered their crops using an irrigation sytem. In 3200 B.C in Egypt, there was a lower and upper Egypt. The Lower being at the north end of Egypt and the Upper being at the south end of Egypt. River travel was a common thing to do Upper and Lower Egypt were both built on the Nile river. Eventually the two Kingdoms were combined as one Kingdom under the rule of King
The Nile river influence three aspects of patient Egypt life was that during the invitation period Which took place in July the water would’ve rise and fall which fills canals made by Egyptian labors the water that had been collected the Egypt shins had enough to supply nourishment for the cops for the next year the Nile river was not Justin I just cultural boon for ancient Egypt it also was the country 's most important roadway serving as the main thoroughfare capabilities. The Nile River was often called “The gift of Egypt” because without it civilization in Egypt might not have been possible. The rich topsoil of the Nile basin can measure up to 70 feet deep. They need 70 ft deep s9 they could water their crops.
Generally, the shaping of lives during the society of Ancient Egypt is affecting by the Nile River. The Nile River is one of the main part and played the important role by providing the carriage, building resources and foodstuff to Ancient Egyptians. The Nile River is the longest river in the world. The Nile River is situated in northern Africa and courses through a wide range of African countries including Egypt. The Nile River is divided into two region which is Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt through the Mediterranean Sea, Along the Nile River, the greater part of the major cities of Ancient Egypt were manufactured as the river could be one of the main road during the Empire. In fact, this Nile River is still become one of the road that allow
Egypt influenced a lot of cities, countries , and our society today, along the Nile River. Egypt could have affected cities by how they took advantage of the Nile River, so they other people near the Nile could have made their lives easier by following the Egyptians’ transportation, technology, and irrigation systems. These advances helped farmers be more successful, because they grew more crops from using irrigation systems.. Irrigation is the way of watering crops. They also used a shadoof, which is a bucket on a long pole, so that they could get water from the Nile, to the basins. Today, we still use trade, transportation, technology, and irrigation systems.
In the Nile comic, it presents how crucial is the Nile through out the history. For example, our ancient Egyptian culture is initiated because of the River Nile. In the past, men used to more from place to another one seeking the water and food. So that, the Egyptian man settle down nearby the Nile because it supports him with water and fertilized land to farm. Not only did the ancient Egyptians benefit from the Nile, but the Ottoman Empire also did. To clarify, Egypt was controlled by the Ottoman Empire, so when Mohammed Ali Bash was the dynast of Egypt, he used to grow cotton. Therefore, the Egyptian economic was recovered, and he was able to modernize Egypt, which helped him to accomplish some major projects which funding Egypt till now, like the Suez Canal. Thus,
Have you ever wondered how the Great Pyramids of Giza were built? Or how the Egyptians mummified the dead? Or, even simpler, how they lived their daily lives? Well, according to David Macaulay in the book Pyramid, life was fairly simple. Most Egyptians were farmers. Since the Nile flooded for a time from July to November, farmers were drafted for pyramid building since farming was impossible. Pyramids were constructed for a pharaoh so that when he dies, he is mummified and put into a sarcophagus inside the pyramid along with everything else that belonged to him including is pets, servants, and possibly even his wife. But in order for a pharaoh to get his desired afterlife, he has to go through a series of mummification steps. Most
Egypt is warm and sunny so the Egyptians relied and used the world’s largest river- the Nile River for so many uses: for trading, transportation, watering crops and for farming, cooking, and cleaning. But the Nile River had floods that weren’t brutal so they could be able to farm without worrying that the floods might damage the crops. In the spring they have heavy rains so the Nile spilled over the banks. So when the water went down, there was fertile mud.