Agriculture and Food Production in the Old Kingdom Egypt Agriculture and food production are quite literally the skills that feed a civilization. Old Kingdom Egypt excelled in this area. Egypt’s high success in agriculture was due to many things, ranging from a near constant climate, to the Nile and its annual inundations causing the land to be inexhaustible, to Egypt’s vast amount of other natural resources. This paper will only give a general overview of the more popular resources yielded by agriculture and food production in Old Kingdom Egypt. The Nile is of particular importance, as it was the source of life in Egypt.
Although people view Egypt as a plain desert with camel riders, my experience from living there shows Egypt to be a developing civilized country with a great history . People think about Egypt in this manner because of the media. The news primarily exposes the uncivilized parts of the country. For instance, the well known news broad-casting channel CNN showed the circumcising of a young girl on the television screen. This is a harsh way to introduce a culture to people.
The next, is the idea that everyone is created equal and will have the freedom to live the life they want how they want to in a country that welcomes them with open arms. The final, and most unique to our nation, is the idea that you can come here with nothing and make something of yourself. You can work hard and end up reaping the benefits from which you have sown. Each of these ideals has remained constant in some way or another, but people cling to certain aspects of the American Dream in certain situations. For example, during the Great Depression people clung to the American Dream even more because it was all they had left; it was their hope for the future.
Before he was even born, it was foretold that Sundiata would be a great king someday. The people of ancient Mali respected the "soothsayers" who foretold the future... ... middle of paper ... ...ral and written methods. The important part is what can be learned from these sources. Though Americans might not be accustomed to hearing great details of their history recited to them as their only means of learning it, it certainly does not mean that other means produce false information. The griots of ancient Africa are sincere in their efforts to consistently pass down their countries' histories, and much of what they say should at least be taken into consideration, this includes the words of Mamadou Kouyate, the griot who tells of Sundiata and ancient Mali.
Egypt Egypt is a Middle Eastern country located in the northeast corner of Africa. A small part of Egypt, called the Sinai Peninsula, is located in Asia. Deserts cover most of Egypt, so it gets little rain, but the longest river in the world, the Nile River, flows through the desert and is key to living for many Egyptians. Almost all of Egypt’s population, about 99%, is located near the Nile or along the Suez Canal, another body of water important to Egyptian life, although together they cover only four percent of Egypt’s total land. The largest city, Cairo, has a population of about 6 million.
The Nile provided the crucial resources needed by a growing civilization. It caused all the ancient Egyptian communities to develop alongside the river. It also created a way of transportation of goods and people. This caused the development of boats and other water traveling methods. Providing extremely fertile soil is one, if not the most important, roles the Nile River played in the life of the ancient Egyptians.
History of Egypt The rich history of Egypt is tied very closely with the Nile River’s fertile banks and existence as a source of water. Flowing south to north, this massive river has had a tremendous impact on agriculture, transportation, religion, migration of populations, and culture as a whole. The narrow Nile Valley as well as the surrounding deserts provided defense and isolation from the arising cultures of the time. Over many centuries, the rainfall has affected the levels of flooding on the Nile and therefore the way in which the Egyptians had to live. This region is rich with cultural and historical records of the ongoing relationship of culture and society with the environment and the Nile.
Egypt is surrounding by the Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea. On the north and west part of Egypt also lie deserts. There are many geographic factors that affect Egypt, but the Nile River has the greatest impact on the development of Egyptian’s economics. It is well known that the Nile River provided rich soil to Egypt, but it also provided rich natural resources. Papyruses only grow naturally in the Nile Valley and Egypt control the making of papyrus (Natural).
The Nile River had great influence on Ancient Egyptian culture. The Nile is the longest river in the world, that is located in Africa, was the source of livelihood for the ancient Egyptians as it was used for trade and hunting, as well as, drinking and fishing. It was also used for bathing and other hygiene purposes. It was the source of Ancient Egypt’s wealth, treasures, and the greatest arteries supplied the land with blessings and drown ancient Egyptians in various graces through the ages as the emitter of life in Egypt and the source of its existence, because it watered ancient Egyptian’s lands. The Nile had the greatest impact on timeless civilization that originated on it in the past ages, the Nile held oldest civilization immortalized in history.
The river valley of Ancient Egypt had abundant resources and an established river that delivered steady supply of fertile soil. The ancient Greek civilization had influence over the sea and land that led them to great prosperity. The Aksum empire was an economic center because of its strategic location and resources. These three societies may have been very different from one another but they all shared one thing in common, their utilization of the geographic resource provided which the used to each become great societies.These civilization were all great in their own ways and all had many achievements that made them remembered forever.