Nile River Cycle

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The Nile river cycle process maintained an Egyptian culture that revolved around flooding, agriculture production and famine. Flooding lead to good agriculture production. A lack of flooding created famine. Throughout the years, Egyptians were able to predict the Nile River’s cycle of flooding, receding and non-flooding as they maintained their cultural practices. The last 750 miles in Egypt of the more than 4000 miles of the Nile River that started deep in Africa was crucial to the development of Egyptian civilization. Almost every year from July to November, the Nile River overflowed because of torrential rains. Sometimes the Nile River flooding would lead to great devastation rather than agricultural prosperity if the flooding waters were exceptionally high. The river flooding cycle was important to agricultural productivity as Egyptian agriculture was dependent on the soil silt that resulted from the flooding process. Once the flooding stopped and the river went back down in its banks, a lot of fertile silt covered the surrounding land. The fertile dark-colored silt leads to high-yield crops. Due to the yearly floods producing the dark-colored silt, Egypt was referred to in a positive manner as the black land or Kemet. The Egyptian people depended on the dark-colored fertile silt that occurred after the flooding for agricultural prosperity. Overall, the silt enhanced crop growth and production. The people would till…show more content…
The Old Kingdom was identified as the first period with the establishment of all the Egyptian art conventions. The next period, also known as the Middle Period produced classical literary language. Art and architecture interests were restarted in the last period known as The New Kingdom. There was some instability among the three periods, which was known as the Intermediate Periods. Correspondingly, Egypt had stability and peace during these three cultural achievement

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