The Nile river originates in from lakes in Ethiopia and Kenya and ends in the Mediterranean Sea after flowing through Egypt. I think the Nile River shaped the Egyptians because, well there are many reasons.
Ancient Egypt has had many great discoveries and natural resources from their land that have really changed their society. One of the most important resources to them was the Nile river Valley. It has been said that without the Nile river Egyptian Civilization would not have been possible (Life along the Nile).
The Nile River had a big effect on the people of Egypt. The river had a profound effect on
northeastern Africa in-between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Some countries that border Egypt are Sudan and Libya. The one main source of water in Ancient Egypt was the Nile River. Ancient Egypt started in 2920 B.C.E. The Nile River helped the crops in Ancient Egypt, for example, papyrus. This got me thinking, how did the Nile River shape Ancient Egypt? There were three ways the Nile shaped Ancient Egypt. They were the seasons, the geography, and their civilization.
Ancient Egypt could not have existed without the river Nile. Since rainfall is almost non-existent in Egypt, the floods provided the only source of moisture sustain crops. Hapi was the Nile god. Honoring a god was very important. when a flood came, the Egyptians would thank Hapi for bringing fertility to the land. The Egyptians depended on the Nile River. The Nile river was one of Egypt’s biggest resource. The Nile River is important because it provides Egypt with irrigation, power, a steady water supply and rich soil. It was the lifeblood of ancient Egyptian transport, agriculture, and remains crucial for sustaining life in the barren deserts of Egypt today. At over 4,000 miles long, it is the longest river The Nile River makes agriculture, fishing and boating possible in Egypt. It floods annually, leaving behind nutrient-rich silt than can be used for growing
Egypt, the mother of the world, the home of the Pharaohs and the pyramids, was colonized by Britain. Britain had the largest empire during the 1800’s and the 1900’s, controlling land in Southeast Asia and in the Americas. After WWI the Ottomans were forced to leave all of its land in Africa. The new countries in Africa, especially northern countries were an easy target for imperialism.
Countries from all around the world have similarities and differences. Even though countries can be located in different parts of the world, they can share some similarities. Examples of two countries that share similarities and are far away from each other are the USA and Egypt. Because of modernization, the USA and Egypt share many similarities. Egypt and the USA can be compared through many things such as traditions, religion, and economy.
To begin, typically between June and September, the river would flood its banks. Since there is little rainfall in Egypt, this yearly flood would allow moisture back into the soil, improving the conditions for farming. This area of land “along the banks of the Nile [is called] the Kemet, or Black Land.” It is noted that “the land along the banks of the Nile River were extremely fertile.” In addition, the Nile River acted as a natural highway, creating opportunities to trade goods by water. Also, since the river was the only way. The Nile River also provided drinking water for the Egyptians. The Nile River also provided as protection as “People wanting to invade Egypt would have to first cross the river, which was very wide in places.” In a sense, it allowed them to isolate themselves. Therefore, without the Nile River, farming, transportation and protection would have been
The Indus Valley had many geographical features that were both beneficial and problematic, and these affected the way that the society was shaped. Two main geographical features were the Ganges and Indus River. These rivers made soil fertile, which allowed for agriculture. Crops like fruits, vegetable, cotton, wheat, and rice were able to be grown and harvested. This gave the Indus a good food supply, and items for trade. However, the rivers in the Indus valley commonly changed course, more often in times of flooding. This made them unreliable. Rivers
because of Nile River. Therefore, it became densely populated. Also, the Nile was used for trade and transportation, making it one of the most advanced civilizations of time. Egyptians and their way of life were greatly influenced by geography like the Nile River.
Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were two early human civilizations that lived during the bronze age in harsh desert environments located not far from each other. Both civilizations were built around rivers that they depended on for survival. There is evidence that these rivers had great influence on both the societies politics and culture. Egypt was built around the very strong and reliable Nile River. Ancient Mesopotamia was established in the fertile crescent between the less reliable Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. During the bronze age both Ancient Mesopotamians and Ancient Egyptians developed forms of religion that highly reflected their habitat. They had many similarities in their politics even though they had completely different forms of government. Both societies were also known for their discoveries in art and technology. They developed their own forms of writing, different tools and architecture.
The Greek historian Herodotus once wrote, “Egypt… is, so to speak, the gift of the Nile.”(Doc. E) Ancient Egypt was one of the most important river civilizations. It was located around the world’s longest river, the Nile River. The river was full of important resources. It was made up of the Black Land, the fertile lands around the Nile, and the Red Land, the dry deserts beyond the Black Land. The Nile River shaped Ancient Egypt, both figuratively and literally by influencing the geography of Ancient Egypt, spiritual beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians, and Ancient Egypt’s calendar year. The river was full of food, fresh water, a good way of transportation, provided silt, and increased trade.
The Nile was apparently the highway of Ancient Egypt. It enabled Egyptians to move goods and people up or downriver. The Egyptian people could move crops from places of plenty to places of famine, which kept the whole society going. River transport also gave craftsmen a chance to sell beyond their local market. In short, the Nile made beginnings of a national economy
First off, food wouldn’t be the same in Ancient Egypt if it were not for the Nile. For example, the great river supplied the crops with water. People (mainly farmers) gathered water from the Nile for the crops to grow. With this simple, yet effective, system the Ancient Egyptians nearly always had a stable food supply.
The environment and people, especially ancient people, go hand in hand. Their effects can influence each other monumentally. One great example is ancient Egypt and the Nile. The Nile was really the only reason Egypt came to be so prosperous. The river supplied Egyptians with everything, food, water, land for farming. In addition to the river affecting humans, Egyptians learned to control the river’s floods by building irrigation canals and reservoirs, changing the environment to their