Ancient Egypt’s geographical location influenced their civilization’s development a great deal. What exactly was it that sent Ancient Egypt hundreds of years in front of other civilizations? Could it have been where they were and the resources that were available, or was it that somehow they were smarter than everyone else?
In Ancient Egypt there were so many different landforms. There were deserts, rivers, pyramids, and river delta. Most of the country was a vast desert wasteland. The Nile River is 6695 kilometers or 4184miles long. The Nile gets its name from the Greek word “Nelios”, meaning River Valley. The Nile and its tributaries flow though nine countries. The Nile River flows though present Uganda, Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia. Zaire, Kenya, Tanzanian, Rwanda, and Burundi. For every 21,186 cubic feet in the Nile there are approximately 156,776.4 gallons. The Nile river delta is located at the northern end of the Nile River. The river delta is an excellent place to farm because of the fertile soil. The pyramids were in the capital city, they were made to store the deceased pharaohs.
All of the landforms contributed to the development of Ancient Egypt. The Nile provided a water source, transportation and a food source. The people would settle next to the river making trade easier and developing diversity easier. The delta at the end of the Nile provided a fertile soil source, so they could plant crops to feed themselves. When the crops were ready to be harvested they would either store the surplus in case of a famine or they would ship the food down the river to get to the other villages/city-states. The major cities that are now located on the edge of the Nile are: Cairo, Gondokoro, Khartoum, Aswan, Thebes/Luxor, Karnak, and the town of Alexandria lies near the Rozeta branch. After the pharaohs would die they would mummify them to preserve them for the afterlife. When the pharaohs were mummified they would be brought into their pyramids. Inside the pyramids were riches of untold proportions, loyal servants, pets, spouses, and many other sacred items. Also inside were many separated tunnels and secret chambers where if a robber were to enter, they would die or get lost until they died.
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The ancient Egyptian civilization contributed many important things we use today. But two contributions really stand out. They essentially gave us the first security system. And they also contributed a great deal by inventing the first paper like material that would be written on, also known as papyrus.
The Ancient Egyptians came up with a solution to grave robberies. The invented a system which consisted of long tunnels, dead ends, empty rooms and many other things. These traps were cultivated so that robbers wouldn’t be able to disrupt the pyramid’s occupant’s decent to the after life. The robbers would get lost for days before they got out, or they would unfortunately die. The papyrus that the Egyptians made consisted of reeds woven together. When finished it looked kind of like a checker-board pattern. They would now write their information in hieroglyphics. This papyrus was essentially the first paper like material to be written on in history.
Ancient Egypt was a revolutionary civilization that contributed so much to the world as we know it today. Without them contributing to paper, security, architecture, and organized farming we would probably not survive today.
More Facts on Egypt:
· Another famous pyramid is the Sphinx located at Giza. The word “sphinx” means strangler. The sphinx represents King Khafre. It is supposed to be 150 ft in height.
· Egypt is located on the continent Africa between Libya & Sudan. 94% of their people are Muslims (mostly Sunni), 6% Coptic Christians & other. Its official language is Arabic & its capitol is Cairo.
The Coptic Museum in Cairo is a life-like record of one of Egypt's periods all fraught with various antiques and monuments reflecting the different civilizations that graced the land of Egypt starting by the Ancient Egyptian civilization, passing by the Greek, the Roman, the Coptic, and lastly the Islamic. The Coptic Museum lies behind the walls of the famous Roman Fortress of Babylon in the ...
· Egypt had 20 dynasties of pharaohs.
· They believed in 173 gods, such as Amun, Anubis, Aten, Atum, Bastet, Bes, Geb, Hapy, Hathor, Horus, Isis, Khepri, Khnum, Maat, Nephthys, Nun, Nut,Osiris, Ptah,Ra, Ra-Horakhty, Sekhmet, Seshat, Seth, Shu, Sobek, Tawaret, Tefnut, and Thoth.
· Egypt is very famous for its pyramids. Pyramids are tombs for Pharaohs & queens. There are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. The three largest pyramids are the “Great Pyramids “, built for King Khufu.
· The earliest history found on the Pyramid comes from a Greek traveler named Herodotus of Halicanassus. He visited Ancient Egypt around 450 B.C.