First of all, The Nile river made their rich for farming. The Egyptians called the Nile River the black land meaning, these soils are rich with nutrients for farming. The Egyptians had 2 main crops which were Barely and Wheat. These were used for making beer and bread.”People paid their taxes in wheat, and wheat was the main export. Farmers also grew flax for producing linen, and harvested papyrus from the marshy areas along the river and in the delta. Irrigation channels from the Nile flowed to smaller gardens where farmers grew vegetables
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).
From once-in-a-lifetime ceremonies to everyday life, the Nile always played a role. As shown in the chart in Document B, each season had specific activities done in them each year. This reveals how the Nile determined the seasons, which therefore decided how people could go about their daily life. The agricultural schedule was built around the Nile's seasons, and most of the Egyptians' lives revolved around farming and all it did for them. Hence, almost the entire Egyptian culture was built around the Nile and its operation. Moreover, the tomb painting in Document E depicts all aspects of Egyptian life being surrounded by the blue waters of the Nile. This demonstrates how much the Egyptians revered the Nile, to a point that they included it in something as holy as a tomb. Thus, even they knew that all parts of Egyptian life connected to the Nile, no matter how rich, poor, young, or old the person was. This idea is furthered in the belief that "heaven in Ancient Egypt was called the Field of Reeds . . . believed to be located somewhere [along the Nile] in the East" (Document D). Religion was critical to Egyptian life; it was even a part of their government. By placing their paradise on the banks of the Nile the Egyptians indicate how important the Nile was to them: they included it as a crucial component of their heaven, which they thought was almost more important than their life on Earth. To conclude, because they depended on the Nile so much for survival, they had no choice but to include the Nile as a prominent part of their society and
The Nile River had a big effect on the people of Egypt. The river had a profound effect on
In this time this where the Nile river was built, where structured religious started when pharaohs were considered Gods, the adaption of writing hieroglyphs, the prediction of annual rise and fall of Nile floods enabled state agriculture system,and when desert offered protection from warring tribes. All of these major events happening during this period and lead to some accomplishments.
The seasons in Egypt played an important role for crops. This is for the fact that if the Egyptians didn't have food, they would die. Without the Nile, crops couldn't grow. According to Document B, There were 3 seasons in Egypt. Akhet, Peret and Shemu. The first season is Akhet, the flood season. Akhet is the time when the Nile floods. The canals next to the Nile will fill with the Nile floodwater. At the same time, the floodplains are then are then covered in a new batch of dirt that will later help crops
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
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
The land along the Nile and delta was arable and very good for farming, while the rest of the land was dry like a desert. (Document 2-1) So, the land near the Nile became the perfect environment for a civilization to commence. Although the Nile floods provided silt, allowing crops to grow, the floods also destroyed villages and killed many people. Despite this, so much success was found in Egypt
To start, each civilization began next to a river(s). In ancient times, you were unable to control the river, so if it flooded, people went along with it. Now Egyptians had the Nile. It flooded annually at about the same time of year, and was very predictable. It covered the land in silt. Ancient Sumerians, however, were located in between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. These often flooded unpredictably, and sometimes didn’t flood
The land was fertilized annually by the floods of the Nile and them grew cereals to make bread and beer, vegetables, linen to manufacture fabrics, etc. Bread, onions and beer were part of the basic diet of the classes.
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.
i) The phenomenon that the “Hymn to the Nile “responds to the dependency of the Egyptian people on the Nile river. The text shows that the Nile river served as a source of life which sustained and provided all for Egyptians “who creates all that is good” (“Hymn to the Nile” stanza 9). The text asks questions about who controls the Nile and why it flow the way it does - the text itself answers that it is the Egyptian god Hapy who controls the Nile. Hapy is the god of the Nile (Professor David Wardle, Wednesday the 17th of February) who delivers the drought or the floods affecting the prosperity of the land (“Hymn to the Nile” stanza 1). The
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.