History And History Of Ancient Egypt

explanatory Essay
662 words
662 words

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area, Egypt is a country in northeastern Africa. There are many interesting facts about Egypt like The Natural World, History, Culture, Geography, and Economy. The Nile River is the largest river in the world. Stretching 4,000(6,437km) Egypt is located northeast corner of the African continent. The ancient Egyptians thought of Egypt as being divided into two types of land, the black land and the red land The 'black land' was the fertile land on the banks of the Nile. The ancient Egyptians used this land for growing their crops. This was the only land in ancient Egypt that could be farmed because a layer of rich, black silt was deposited there every year after the Nile flooded. The 'red land' was the barren desert that protected Egypt on two sides. These deserts separated ancient Egypt from neighbouring countries and invading armies. They also provided the ancient Egyptians with a source for precious metals and semi-precious stones. For almost 30 centuries, from around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom, Egyptian majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own. Around 3400 B.C., two separate kingdoms were established: the Red Land to the north, based in the Nile River Delta. 3200 B.C. A century later, King Menes would subdue the north and unify the country, becoming th... ... middle of paper ... ... its inundation cycle, these massive stones were moved in ships built especially for the purpose. A huge labor force, often running into thousands of men, was employed to build the temples, tombs, pyramids, and palaces. Once the basic structure was constructed, carving and decoration of the walls was initiated. The construction of tombs and pyramids often lasted throughout the reign of the Pharaoh. Priests were also part of the teams that were formed for construction. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, the Luxor Temple Complex, the Temple Complex of Karnak and the Temple of Horus at Edfu are among the architectural marvels that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. EGYPT an amazing place that everybody loves! Are great ancestors took more than a decade to build the great pyramids. The culture in Egypt is amazing, especially the architecture.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that africa is the world's second-largest continent and covers 6 percent of the earth’s surface area. egypt is a country in northeastern africa.
  • Explains that the nile river is the largest river in the world, stretching 4,000(6,437km) egypt is located northeast corner of the african continent.
  • Describes how ancient egypt was the preeminent civilization in the mediterranean world from 3100 b.c. to its conquest by alexander the great.
  • Explains that egypt's economic freedom score is 52.9, making its economy the 135th freest in the 2014 index.
  • Explains that early egyptian art adhered to strict adherence to rules and the use of stereotypes. symbolism conveyed all that could not be expressed otherwise.
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