Providing extremely fertile soil is one, if not the most important, roles the Nile River played in the life of the ancient Egyptians. By providing fertile soil, the Nile made it easy for cities and civilizations to grow alongside the banks of the river. This fertile soil comes from the annual flooding of the Nile. This replenishes the top soil with silt deposits that hold much needed nutrients for crops to grow. Ancient Egyptians developed highly complex irrigation methods to maximize the effect of the Nile waters.
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.
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 Gift of the Nile The Nile River served many purposes. It is considered one of the longest rivers in the world and is located in northern Africa. It helped solve many economic and social problems. It was a huge deal for religion. The Nile was a blessing to many of the residents living near it.
Many features of civilization have evolved over time to become what one commonly thinks of as "civilized society." The development of government and writing in the classical civilization of Egypt can be credited to the reliability of the Nile River. The Nile was a source of unification and centralization in the Egyptian society, helping in the development of government and writing with the growth of surpluses. The Nile River, because of its predictable cycles, "unified and centered" the Egyptian society. Because of its predictability , the Nile "created a stable agriculture."
Some of the world’s greatest civilizations have advanced and prospered next to the protective embrace of some of the world’s greatest rivers. The Sumerians, Hebrews, and Egyptians all prospered from the great rivers which their mighty civilizations once resided by, earning them the title of river valley civilizations. These now extinct societies were the first true civilizations of the ancient world. These civilizations prospered thanks to their riverine environments and as a result of this prosperity were able to advance skills, pursue knowledge, and develop culture. Ancient cultures such as the Sumerians, Hebrews, and Egyptians made a variety of contributions to civilization, some of which can still be seen to this very day.
The Romans also made the Egyptians turn to Christianity. In doing... ... middle of paper ... .... “The opening of the mouth ceremony comprised an elaborate series of acts and incantations that reanimated the faculties of the deceased, and thus ensured their survival in the afterlife.” (Strudwick 194) Egypt has a lot of interesting history for us along with many fascinating natural resources and culture. In Egypt’s history there have been many changes along with new pharaohs. The pyramids were built long ago in their history but still stand today. The Nile River is a special part in Egypt not just for the water but also transportation, fishing, and using the mud from the river to make things.
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.
Kelly Styslowsky Adam Weekly Art History I Response #4 November 27, 2017 During this semester, so far, we have discussed many different periods of cultures and arts in society and the history behind it. I feel that Egypt was one of many that interested me to talk about for a few reasons. The backbone of Egypt was and still is, the Nile River, which through its annual floods, supported all life in that ancient land. The Nile River was the most important river because it had defined the cultures around the banks itself. The crops were also an important part of the Nile River because it got the rich soil that the Nile has brought to Egypt.
All these actions that humans took to make their lives better had a great impact in the development and expansion of the United States. It brought numerous cultures and diversity that cannot be found anywhere else. The most imperative geographic factor that contributed to the development of Egypt was the Nile River. “The gift of the Nile”, Egypt, was secluded from the rest of the world. Surrounded by desert and sea, the only thing that kept their lands rich was the annual flood from the Nile River.