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ANCIENT EGYPT ANCIENT EGYPT Gods, Rulers, and the Social Order
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< Egypt emerged along the bank of the 4,00-mile-long Nile River before 3150 B.C.E. < Egypt was called by Greek historian Herodotus, “ the gift of the Nile” because of the annual overflow of the Nile every 365 days— the source of Egypt’s solar calendar < Unified under a sole ruler ca. 3150 B.C.E. < Relatively invulnerable to invasion because surrounded by sea and desert. < Egypt was stable because : 1. Egyptians had a uniform political, religious, and cultural life 2. The people shared a common language 3. The people shared a common world view
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