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Unformatted text preview: Egypt Gift of the Nile A River Valley Civilization 9/19/07 The Nile Runs 3000+ miles in East Africa o Runs South to North Has seven cataracts in South o Cataract prevents irrigation can be as large as a waterfall or it can be a group of rocks River mouth is known as the Delta- Greeks named it o Many channels o Most fertile area o Known a Lower Egypt Two Kingdoms Became One The Black Land river The Red Land desert Mother Nile Carried fertile soils downstream Desert offered protection Flood plain varies in width Aswan Dam stops fertile deposits Also encourages parasitescertain one that causes blindness Kings Valley people were safe and well fed Desert protected people on East and West Three crops yearly possible Pharaohs used people for labor in flood time A Theocratic State The Pharaoh was considered the Father of the people He was considered to be descended from the Sun the father of Egypt The mother of Egypt was the river Daily Welcome he welcomed his father (SUN) by throwing flowers into the river Pharaoh means Great House or Palace Pharaoh was quite anonymous Priests ran the country TimeLine 3100-2700 BCE Early Dynasty Menes?...
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