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Tyler Liebnau Mr. Virgiels Computers Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Early Egypt One of the earliest civilizations developed in the Nile river valley in North Africa. Civilization began to develop along the Nile as early as 5000 B.C. Mountains and desert surround the Nile river valley. The area generally receives less than two inches of rain a year. People could not live there without the river. Flooding along the Nile River made civilization possible. People planted crops along its banks. The land near the river was very abundant. Each time the river flooded, it left behind rich silt deposits in the soil. The silt was like fertilizer. This meant the land could be farmed over and
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Unformatted text preview: over. The flooding took place on a regular basis. Every year beginning in early June, the river would begin to rise. It would reach its peak in September and then begin to recede. The primordial Egyptians did not know the reason for the flooding. The cause of the flooding was the heavy spring rains in the mountains of Ethiopia. Ancient Egyptians also used the Nile to irrigate there crops. Because the area is a desert, crops could not grow without irrigation. The ancient Egyptians built canals and dikes to hold and channel the floodwaters. The canals and dikes allowed the Egyptians to grow several crops a year....
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