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Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
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Another Potential Essay Question: In what ways did physical geography impact the development of civilizations (religion, economics, warfare, etc.) in Mesopotamia and Egypt? In what ways were the impacts similar, in what ways were they different, and why?
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Egyptian Chronology
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Physical Geography of Egypt Key Characteristics – Differed from Mesopotamia in that they had no outside threats for long periods of time. Environment was more secure – Deserts on the east and west – Rapids on the Nile in the South – Sea to the North – Only land based entrance was from the NE (the Sinai peninsula links Egypt to Asia) – Upper Egypt in South, Lower Egypt in North
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Satellite images of the Nile valley
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The Sahara: The World’s Largest Desert
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Sahara Desert
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The Nile The Nile rises in east-central Africa and flows northward to the Mediterranean Sea The annual floods were fed by the summer
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