-rises from the lakes ofcentral Africa as theWhite Nile and fromthe mountains ofEthiopia as the BlueNile.-Encourages:TradeCommunicationPolitical unity
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
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
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
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.