Egypt Part I

Egypt Part I - Egypt Part I Names in antiquity Black land...

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Egypt Part I Names in antiquity- Black land and Red land Black because of silt deposits Nile flows into Mediterranean (backwards) Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt Lower Egypt capital- Cairo (Memphis) Upper Egypt capital- Thebes o Akhethaton capital for one pharaoh 1350 for about 10- 20 years Civilization arises in Nile in about 3000 BC (Upper and Lower are unified) 3000 BC sees beginning of civilization in many of these lands In areas located around major rivers (nile, Indus, Eurphrates) In 3000 get: o People living in cities o Invention of bronze (beginning of bronze age) o Invention of writing (hieroglyphics, cuneiform) Is rise of civilization linked? Probably yes, two areas in contact since at least 4000 BC Who influenced who though? o Unable to be answered definitively 3200-3100 BC o Narmer, credited as uniting upper and lower Egypt Palate, depicted unifying Egypt People sideways or upside down in ancient art=dead Mesopotamian motif on back of palate
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