Irrigation In Ancient Egypt

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Throughout time, many people have restored their environments to meet their needs. These changes have impacted both positive and negative effects on people, societies, and regions. These include the development of irrigation in ancient Egypt, and the construction of chinampas by the Aztecs.

The development of irrigation in the Ancient Egypt’s society was very needed. In document one it states how during the very high floods the dikes were washed away, and villages flooded in Mesopotamia, Egypt. Not only did villages flood, but thousands of people were drowning. During low floods lands did not receive a lot of water so there was not enough water to grow crops. The unknowing of the floods brought surplus amounts of fertile soil (oi). This was very
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The Nile river was also 4175 miles long it is also the longest river in the world(oi). The Nile was also hot all year long it cause the Egyptians to invent irrigation and the shaduf to water crops like wheat(oi). Irrigation systems were set up as checkerboard pieces of land with a small system, and a small basin with a system of dikes. Canals and irrigation work constructed flood waters and redirected them when the floods were high. Irrigation systems we’re not always useful, to solve this problem Egyptians invented the shaduf(oi). The shaduf allowed the Egyptians transfer water from the Nile to their field(oi). Those are many examples on how the Egyptians development to irrigation systems was very needed.

The change to the Egyptians environment affected people, society and region in many ways. In document two the shaduf helped to cultivate crops every year instead of one which helped increase food supply. This shows that the Egyptians had a traditional economy(oi). A
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