Geographical feature of egypt

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Geographical feature of egypt

  1. 1. EGYPT visited for the relics and rich artifacts of its ancient civilization, such as the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. the land and culture have always been shaped by its unusual geography.
  2. 2. Nile River River dominates Egyptian world Surrounded by desert with occasional oasis  Permits some trade  Defense from invasion  Contributes to feeling of safety  preserves artifacts
  3. 3. “Egypt is thegift of the Nile” -Herodotus
  4. 4. -rises from the lakes ofcentral Africa as theWhite Nile and fromthe mountains ofEthiopia as the BlueNile.-Encourages:TradeCommunicationPolitical unity
  5. 5. Impact on religion divided life - living and dying.East (sunrise) is land of the living - cities, temples West (sunset) is land of the dead - tombs
  6. 6. Pyramids Belief in the afterlife demanded: 1. Bodies be buried whole 2. Material goods for use in afterlife be present The need to protect the bodies demands good burial tombs 1. First were mastabas 2. Then pyramids 3. Then later hidden tombs
  7. 7.  Tomb for Khufu Orientation is exactly North, South, East West 2,300,000 blocks, 500ft high Took 20 years to build Average block weighs 2.5 tons
  8. 8. Sahara Desert one of the hottest places on earth. During the day, the temperature can be 130 degrees. enjoys three inches of rain a year, and even that is speckled. It might rain in one place and not rain again in the same place for years. called the Sea of Sand.

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