How Did Ancient Egypt Influence Today's Society

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One significant geographical factor that contributed to the development of the early human society of Egypt is the Nile River. Ancient Egypt could not have existed without this body of water. Egypt is located in a desert with sand and high temperatures that requires resourceful use of water to survive. The Nile enabled agriculture and other foundations that the civilization was built upon. Not only did the river supply the needed moisture to the crops, but the banks of the river contain fertile soils that were necessary for the thriving food source. The people of the ancient civilization had to learn the cycle of the river to make it functional for their society. The river and surrounding areas experience a flood every July, this water had to be…show more content…
This large population created a developing society that created their own methods for accounting, writing, record keeping, government and much other advancement that was unknown to the ancient world. The society had huge developments in anatomy and architecture that still influence society today. ("HowStuffWorks "The Nile's Impact on Ancient Egypt"", n.d., p. 1) The Nile River also served as the main source of transportation. This encouraged travel and enabled trade and communication with outlying areas. The process of diffusion of the Eqyptian religion between early human societies is still apparent today. There are many religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians that are still seen in religions all over the world. The act of circumcision was started in ancient Egypt as an important religious procedure. This act was especially used among priests in Egypt. This procedure is still seen throughout the world. Some cultures say the act is more for health purposes, while some cultures still see it as a religious procedure. ("Religions of the ancient Near East - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia", n.d., p.

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