Lecture 3 - Geography cont. historically divided into Upper...

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Geography cont. .. historically divided into Upper and lower -down south to Cairo now added middle Egypt Aswan Damn. Go north. Redish stone used for certain monuments, less commonly used than limestone. Relatively small region go north more- limestone region (much of Nile Valley), when Nile floods the ground absorbs a lot of water Limestone often used in monuments, easily carved. Limestone cliffs characterize the region, numerous. Really low lying mountains. not a lot of villages on peaks Upper Egypt- near bend in Nile, that area upwards is called Middle Egypt (in ancient times it would be considered Upper Egypt). Less land space, but more fertile what is there. Heavily watered, marshy, evergladesy, much farming done in ancient times and now. Nile Delta and Sewa Oasis considered Lower Egypt. Nile Delta wide expanse, no longer a little valley. Many major farms, date palms. Also grow a lot of tall reeds, crocodiles, and snakes. Fertility came from vast flooding. Aswan Damn blocks a lot of water Flood in ancient times regulated. Flood happened because of a God (Hapy -God of flood. Often characterized as a a blue beer belly guy with a beard) to the ancient people. Flood derived from headwaters of Nile. (Lake Victoria and Lake Atbara) No
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course CLA 3160 taught by Professor Wagman during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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