NOTES 9-14-09 Egypt 1st Part

NOTES 9-14-09 Egypt 1st Part - NOTES 9-14-09 EGYPT: First...

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NOTES 9-14-09 EGYPT: First Part 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 The Nile • The Nile rises in east-central Africa and flows northward to the Mediterranean Sea • The annual floods were fed by the summer monsoons in that region, they deposited water, silt and nutrients on the farmlands • The Green Strip is 30 miles wide, 600 miles long, last 100 miles is a wide delta, surrounded by the desert • The Nile is ~ 4180 miles long, the longest River in the world The Nile Has Six Cataracts Prior to 5,000 B.C. North Africa was moister and people were not concentrated as much along the Nile The first Traces of Egyptian Civilization
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2009 for the course GENED 110 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '06 term at Washington State University .

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