How Did Civilization Affect Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt is a sturdy civilization that still stands today. The reason that this civilization is still standing is because of one major thing, the Nile river. Affecting culture, religion, settlement and economy. Ancient Egypt needs the Nile on order to function. Without it Egypt wouldn’t be the same.
Settlement in Ancient egypt was greatly impacted by the Nile because people settled more towards the Black lands and tried to stay out of the red lands. In Document A the map shows a good representation of the general area that people settled and they all were next to the Nile River. Since the Nile was between two major deserts named Western Desert and Eastern Desert Egypt wasn’t vulnerable to foreign invaders so along with the resources from the Nile it also provided safety to the people who have settled there.
Religion was impacted greatly
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In document B the season Akhet is told to be known as flood season was when the “Fields in the Nile floodplain covered in water and fertilized by a new batch of silt” and then came the Peret and then Shemu which was the season when crops were harvested and sent to the markets. This cycle of season normally went as planned problem free except for the rare occasion that the river over flooded causing the soil to drown and become infertile. This was a major setback for the economy and a very negative impact.
Just like how the Nile impacted Ancient Egypt other River Valley Civilizations had very similar situations. One example is Mesopotamia and the Tigris-Euphrates River, just like Egypt this river runs through the middle of the civilization and causes the land to be very fertile. Another similarity between the two was the fact that each year had a seasonal natural occurrence that impacted the civilizations settlement and economy for the best. For Egypt it was the seasonal flooding and for Mesopotamia was the seasonal
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