Ancient Egypt is one of the most common ancient civilizations. We all know them for the pyramid but that 's not all that they achieved. The farmers of Ancient Egypt came up with a system to water their fields, called irrigation. This system was consisted of dams, ditches and canals to move the water to their fields (Document 3). Irrigation is still used in present day. Everyone knows about the pyramids, and that the Ancient Egypts built them, but not everyone knows how they
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
The Nile river running as the longest river in the world is 4184 miles long. Obtaining its name from the Greek word Neilos, meaning Valley. The Nile river was such an important factor to the Ancient Egyptians. Located on the East bank where the sun rose on both sides, which was seen as the “Side of Birth”. Also on the West bank where the sun set, which was seen as “Side of Death”. All of the
Do you know about Ancient Egypt? Ancient Egypt is home to the Nile River. It is the longest
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.
According to Document A, the Nile is about 4,160 miles long. About 3,860 miles of the river is in Egypt. The Nile River will always flow north instead of south. This is because of land elevation. Most atlases will say the Upper Nile is about 1,000 feet lower than the Lower Nile. At the southern tip of the Nile, the Nile splits into two rivers. The Blue Nile and the White Nile. The Blue Nile starts in lake Tana. The White Nile starts in Lake Victoria. Every year, heavy rain will fall and fill the Blue and White Nile. When this happens, the water from both rivers will be replenished and then flow into the main Nile. There were also two types of land, the Black Land and the Red Land. The Black Land is the area of land around the Nile. The Black Land hugs the Nile. The Red Land is the land outside of the Black Land. The Red Land is all dessert. The Nile actually meant the separation of life and death to the Egyptians and their
In Egypt, sandy deserts seem to stretch on endlessly with little life in sight. In the middle of the desert, though, rests the Nile River. The Nile, measuring 4,187 miles from beginning to end. The Niles is the longest river in the world. Ancient Egyptians relied on the Nile's bounty to develop into a strong and thriving civilization. Egyptians depended on the Nile to irrigate their crops. The Nile flooded for six months each year, then left behind layers of silt as the waters flooded. Egyptians grew crops such as wheat, barley, beans and cotton in the silt. They dug canals from the river to their farms so crops would receive water. Egyptians ate fish from the river and hunted birds in its marshes. They gathered papyrus reeds from the banks of the river and turned them into a flattened material similar like paper. They also used papyrus for rope, sand. The Nile provided water, traveling source for crop irrigation, Nile provided highway for traveling.
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 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
Geography is the study of physical features of the earth and how human activities affect the earth. The geography of Mesopotamia and Egypt had made historical development. In Mesopotamia the water made the soil rich for farmers to be able to grow crops. The Sumerians were the first to settle in Mesopotamia and they developed the first system of writing. In Egypt the gift of the Nile provided water for people to use. The gift of the Nile also provided a reliable system for transportation between the Upper and Lower Egypt. Both of these places had development because of geography around them.
Ancient Egypt was the most advance civilization of antiquity. They had fairly advance Medicine, Architecture, Religion, and were also wise in philosophy. Greek culture learned a lot from Egypt, and they constantly referred to them and sought to find their ancestors in Egypt. The Nile was a fundamental element for the flourishing of the civilization of ancient Egypt, most of the population of cities were in the Nile valley and the Delta. The Nile was vital to Egyptian culture from the stone age. Climate change, and desertification, dried the hunting and grazing lands of Egypt to form of Sahara Desert, around 8000 B.C; then the inhabitants emigrated and settled next to the river Nile, where they developed an agricultural economy and a centralized society.
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
In a painting in a tomb of a tradesman, there was a painting of what the Egyptians believed was the afterlife. (Doc. D). The painting showed that the Egyptians believed that the Nile would continue providing resources, even after death. (Doc. D). They believed that even in the afterlife, they would need the Nile for survival. (Doc. D). The Egyptians wrote hymns to honor the Nile. (Doc. E). They worshipped the Nile because they saw it as a powerful god who had the power to make people happy, sad, and bring death: “Hail to you, oh Nile, spring from the ground, come to keep the land alive.”(Doc.
Egyptian farmers built walls around fields to trap the Nile’s flood waters. The water soaked in the soil and allowed grains to grow. This form of crop irrigation allowed farmers to produce a food surplus(amount of food greater than the their family’s needs).