The Nile played an important role in the life of the ancient Egyptians. It makes life in the deserts of Egypt possible. It provided drinking water, a source of irrigation for crops, and most importantly the fertile soil used to grow crops. Without the Nile River it would have been difficult for Egyptian civilizations to survive. The Nile provided the crucial resources needed by a growing civilization.
But they lacked fine wood. There resources gave them the ability to trade away some of their resources for what they lacked. Egypt had great geographical conditions and th... ... middle of paper ... ...hich they used for building structures like canals to channel water from mountain streams to the fields. The civilization of Aksum lasted over 800 years and the center of a massive trading empire which flourished in wealth. The river valley of Ancient Egypt had abundant resources and an established river that delivered steady supply of fertile soil.
Jermel Stuart Instructor Stein ANT 3241001 4/19/14 Egyptian Culture Ancient Egypt is one of the oldest and most influential civilizations in the world. They were considered a utopia because of the advances they were able to make, It was advance for its time, because the advances in architecture, medicine, agriculture and etc. Still to this day, it’s a mystery how they were able to construct the pyramids. The Egyptians relied on the land for their existence; they made deities that represented the things they relied on for existence. This in turn made them a polytheistic culture.
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.
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. Ancient Egyptians could not have survived without the Nile River, which in essence, inspired their way of living, “The country’s verdant green fields and bountiful food resources depended on the fertile soil of the Nile flood plain” (Silverman 12). In turn, many ancient
Upon further observation of the religious beliefs, we find that Hapy, the God of Inundation is also associated with the Nile river. Hapy is often represented using blue, symbolizing the color of water, with papyrus reeds on the head of the God.Ancient Egyptians believed that the Maat was the force that controlled nature to be regular and consistent, as well as the cosmos and the actions of the Gods and mortals. The inundation of the Nile (Hapy) was also defined as an indicator of the presence of the order (Maat) in the Egyptian religion. We can see from the previous examples how water played a significant role in the religious beliefs of the
It was the communication system of the nation, its only means of survival for the country- in other words its life blood. As it has been stated before, without the Nile there would be no Egypt. The Nile was a creature of habit; it rose in the summer and was the lowest in the winter. It was this cycle of life the Nile had that enabled the development of the nation and its survival. The fact that the Nile was a creature of habit lies in its origin.
Another gift is that every year the flood came bringing disaster and famine due to destroying the crops and their villages. The first forms of government appeared in Egypt when the Egyptians organized their efforts under one leadership to avoid the disasters of the yearly flood. On the other hand Nile flooding caused some problems in landmarks. Simple geometry had to be found to keep the boarder and a simple system metric (invention of the nilometer) to study the Nile flow and flood every year. As the state grew and more complex religious and political systems started to emerge, the need for a system to record events and rituals was growing too.
Being situated next to the River Ver was a major geographical advantage. It would be used for washing and drinking, we know hygiene and washing was a high priority for the Romans because they built bath -houses. The river would also be used for travel to another nearby town or village, which was on the banks of the River Ver. They would be able to sell and buy things in the neighbouring villages and make money. The land around the river would be very fertile and so would be used for farming.
This would help the compensate food for the kingdom in c... ... middle of paper ... ...rading was a very special need in ancient Egypt. The Nile was the source of transportation for the people and trading from different countries. “Permission to trade on a significant scale in Egypt and certainly abroad came from the administration” (“Egyptian Social Structure”, 2013). Works Cited Egypt. (2012).