Egypt is a country known all over the world. The country’s Great Pyramids are still considered one of the seven wonders of the world and attract many tourists, even today. Egypt is also one the oldest thriving civilizations still in existence from ancient times. The was no small feat and is largely due to its Nile River. The Nile River, all the way back to ancient times, has helped the country economically, socially, and spiritually. Therefore, molding Egypt to be the country that it is today.
Throughout time, there have been various civilizations, many of which are now ancient. One of the most complex and fascinating of these is that of Ancient Egypt.
Over the last several thousand years, dozens of great civilizations have risen from nothing and fallen back into obscurity. Not all civilizations, however, leave a lasting mark on the world, especially not one so profound that influences the world as it exists today. One such civilization that has had a profound impact on daily modern lives was that of Ancient Egypt. Their systems of religion and technological innovation helped not only to leave a permanent impression on the world, but also served to mold both the civilizations that directly followed it as well as society today.
There were many ancient civilizations around the globe. One of the more well known civilizations in ancient Egypt. They have one of the richest histories of any empire in ancient times. Their achievements and religious beliefs have made them such an accomplished dynasty, but their pharaohs and policies are also known worldwide.
During its years of development, specifically around in 3500, the ancient land of Egypt was located close to multiple continents, these continents being Europe, Asia, and Africa. It was separated into different divisions, mainly geographical, there being four major physical geographic sections. The first was water-based, the Nile Valley and Delta, the second two were deserts, Eastern Desert and Western Desert, and the last was the Sinai Peninsula. The ancient Egyptians also considered their land to be separated in two more divisions: “red land” and “black land”. The desert surrounding Egypt was the “red land” section because it was barren. The area served as a means of protection, as it divided Egypt from enemies that wanted to attack and ...
The book Ancient Civilizations by Christopher Scarre and Brian M. Flaggan concerns, as the title would suggest, the history of ancient civilizations. My paper will be covering one of the chapters from the book: Chapter Eight: Egyptian Civilization. The authors make a few main points in the chapter, from which the rest of the information stems: The main factors contributing to the inception and longevity of the Egyptian Kingdom were the environment, a hierarchical and bureaucratic centralized government, and a strong common theological belief system. All too often, however, the authors seem to look at the ancient world through a modern lense, and show quite obviously their “modern” bias.
Egypt is a country located in Northwestern Africa which sits right beside the Nile River. Egypt also borders the coastlines of the Mediterranean and Red Sea; therefore the Egyptians rely heavily on the nearby waterways. Egypt’s size is approximately four times the size of the United Kingdom or about the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. As for the land, Egypt is predominantly desert; only about 3.5% of the total land is cultivated and harvested upon. Due to that, 99% of the Egyptian population resides along the Nile Valley and Nile Delta. As a result of the arid, dry weather, Egyptians view the Nile as sacred territory where they can grow their crops such as cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables cattle, water buffalo, sheep and goats.
Ancient Egypt is very well-known as a barren desert in the geography of Africa, yet it is also acclaimed as the “breadbasket of the world.” This grandiose name is often associated with the river Nile, which is strongly believed as one of the most prominent factors for the vivacity of ancient Egypt. Moreover, many historians confidently conclude that the river Nile perhaps is responsible for not only breathing life into this once uninhabitable piece of land, but also for manipulating the behaviour and culture of its people. Therefore, it can be surmised that the river Nile remains one of the most significant and influential factors in the agriculture, trade, and culture of ancient Egypt.
With an area of 1,001,450 square km and a coastline of 2,450 km, Egypt is likely more than 3 times the size of New Mexico. 386,700 sq. miles Egypt, covering 1,001,449 square km of land, is just about the same size as Texas and New Mexico put together. The country’s distance from north to south is 1,024 km, and from east to west, 1,240 km. The nation is located in northeastern Africa and includes the Sinai Peninsula, which is often believed to be part of Asia. Egypt's natural limitations include of more than 2,900 kilometers of coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Red Sea. Egypt has land with Israel, Libya, Sudan, and the Gaza ...
Ancient Egyptian Civilization
There have been many prosperous civilizations throughout the history of the world. Many of them became very large, and lasted for a countless number of years. The most successful and large scale civilization, however, was that of Ancient Egypt. Although it lies in the middle of the largest desert in the world, egyptians were able to use their intelligence to utilize the Nile River and cultivate the surrounding land for farming. They came up with very unique conceptual ideas that benefitted them greatly, and discovered many new things that would impact society around the world to this day.