Introduction This paper deals with the information about the ancient and modern history of Egypt. The main aspect of this paper is to discuss the ways in which the Nile River has played an important role in the development of Egypt civilization. It generally entails the significance of the Nile River to the Egyptian citizens and the land. Role played by the Nile River in the development of Egypt’s civilization The Nile was a main source of food and water in Egypt. River Nile is the main cause of the existence and development of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Tie a rope to it and pull the block? Of course not! They floated them down the Nile River in boats, but before we get any deeper, you need to know some background. Ancient Egypt started in 2920 BCE, when the first pharaohs united Upper and Lower Egypt into the powerful kingdom of Egypt, and ended in 30 BCE. Running right through Egypt was, and still does, the mighty Nile River in all of its 4,184 miles of glory, influencing the kingdom of Egypt in every way imaginable.
The distance between these two lakes and the mouth of the Nile into the Mediterranean was of 938 miles. The Nile River was the backbone of Ancient Egypt and it is held responsible for the flourish of civilization 5,000 years ago. The first and most important gift the Nile gave to Ancient Egypt was its annual flooding. The Early Egyptians were never able to figure out that the flooding is due to the rains on the mountains to the south. The heavy rains would produce a run-off and create the Nile River.
Themes in US and World History Task # 1 Nina Valentin 1. Without the seasonal flooding of the Nile, hunter gatherers in the Predynastic period would never have settled into agricultural villages which would lead to the development of Egyptian culture (history.com). In Ancient Egyptian the majority of the population where farmers. The peasant population depended on the cyclical flooding of the Nile to fertilize the surrounding land for cultivation. Since the majority of the population was based in small farming villages along the Nile, agriculture was the basis for their economy (history.com).
Cities were built in cultivation land near the Nile River so the natural flooding would water their crops, and bring with it natural minerals needed by the crops. Incan architecture is the most significant pre-Columbian architecture in South America. Inca buildings were made out of fieldstones or semi-worked stone blocks set in mortar; adobe walls were also quite common, usually laid over stone foundations. The material used in Inca buildings depended on the region, for instance, in the coast they used large rectangular adobe blocks while in the Andes they used local stones. The most common shape in Inca architecture was the rectangular building without any internal walls and roofed with wooden beams and thatch.
Mesopotamia is an example of an early river civilization because rivers were a big factor in the way that the earliest societies came about. Mesopotamians had to learn to adapt to the rivers and were creative enough to invent technology to help control the flow of water to irrigate crops which was essential for successful farming. Mesopotamia’s location near the two rivers is also beneficial because the soil becomes greatly deposited with mud and clay which allows for the development of building materials to make homes, residences, and marketplaces, etc. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers also supplies most of the civilizations drinking water. The civilization has “tilled the soil, built houses, and constructed irrigation systems, draining marshes, and digging canals, dikes, and ditches” (Ancient Civilizations, n.d.).
For instance you can go on an hour tour or so and go and look at the Old Kingdom of Egypt which was known for there sun worship, pyramid building trading expedition as far as the North and the Black Sea. The rise of the rulers at the old kingdoms of Egypt finally broke pharaoh’s power, by ending the olds kingdom. You can also go and visit the Nile River because it is one of the longest rivers in the world. The pyramids of Giza are also a neat place, which three great Egyptian pyramids built on the banks of the Nile River, and they are on the Seven Wonders of the World. During 2000-1786 BC people would love to visit the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
Carly Jones Mr. Smith SS 9H Period 9 20, November 2014 Geography is the physical features of earth. The geography of the Middle East has played a significant role in the development of its civilizations. Both rivers and deserts have played large roles in where cities develop. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, in Mesopotamia, and the Sarah Desert, in North Africa, had severe impacts on their history and culture. Tigris and Euphrates became a region where great permanent settlements began.
when regarded as a significant asset. Jerusalem- A city in east central Israel; pop. 562,000. Holy to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, it was divided between the states of Israel North Africa basins- A bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. Nile river- world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through eastern Africa into the Mediterranean sahara desert -A vast desert in North Africa that covers an area of about 3,500,000 square miles (9,065,000 sq km).
The Mississippi River is the longest river in North America. The Mississippi River goes through ten different states. The Mississippi River helped bring together both the north and south. By the Mississippi River running up through so many states it helped encourage expansion across the United States. The Mississippi River was also a commercial waterway for businesses.