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Egypt

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:14 AM
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Ancient Egypt\'s geographical location influenced their civilization\'s development a great deal. What exactly was it that sent Ancient Egypt hundreds of years in front of other civilizations? Could it have been where they were and the resources that were available, or was it that somehow they were smarter than everyone else?

In Ancient Egypt there were so many different landforms. There were deserts, rivers, pyramids, and river delta. Most of the country was a vast desert wasteland. The Nile River is 6695 kilometers or 4184miles long. The Nile gets its name from the Greek word \"Nelios\", meaning River Valley. The Nile and its tributaries flow though nine countries. The Nile River flows though present Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia. Zaire, Kenya, Tanzanian, Rwanda, and Burundi. For every 21,186 cubic feet in the Nile there are approximately 156,776.4 gallons. The Nile River Delta is located at the northern end of the Nile River. The river delta is an excellent place to farm because of the fertile soil.   The pyramids were in the capital city, they were made to store the deceased pharaohs.  

All of the landforms contributed to the development of Ancient Egypt. The Nile provided a water source, transportation and a food source.   The people would settle next to the river making trade easier and developing diversity easier. The delta at the end of the Nile provided a fertile soil source, so they could plant crops to feed themselves. When the crops were ready to be harvested they would either store the surplus in case of a famine or they would ship the food down the river to get to the other villages/city-states.   The major cities that are now located on the edge of the Nile are: Cairo, Gondokoro, Khartoum, Aswan, Thebes/Luxor, Karnak, and the town of Alexandria lies near the Rozeta branch. After the pharaohs would die they would mummify them to preserve them for the afterlife. When the pharaohs were mummified they would be brought into their pyramids....

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