Ancient Egypt And The Nile River

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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ANCIENT EGYPT AND THE NILE RIVER

CAELAN COX WORLD HISTORY UNIT 2

WHAT IS THE NILE RIVER?

  • Barren desert
  • Formed from the White and Blue Nile

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BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE NILE RIVER AND THE SURROUNDING FERTILE LAND

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  • Live by fIood patterns
  • Crops
  • Black Soil
  • No Fertilizer

FARMING

COW GRAZING

LIVING BETWEEN FERTILE LANDS AND DESERT - REASON 1

  • Left underwater during a fIood
  • Mudbrick homes
  • Rain was rare
  • Mudbrick survival rate of a couple weeks of water

LIVING BETWEEN FERTILE LANDS AND DESERT - REASON 2

  • Maximize crop growing

TRADING

  • Traded gold, papyrus, linen, grain
  • Cedar wood, ebony, ivory, lapis lazuli, incense, myrrh, copper, and iron.
  • Used Nile River to trade
  • River flows upstream due to gravity
  • Egyptians used steam boats

SOURCES

  • Google Images
  • Youtube
  • Yahoo! Answers
  • Webster Dictionary
  • egypt-trade.wikidot.com

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  • resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/nile.htm
  • http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/