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Farm egypt

  1. 1. F a r m in g in A n c ie n t E g yp t
  2. 2. What crops did the Egyptian Farmers grow?Egyptians grewcrops such aswheat, barley,vegetables, figs,melons,pomegranatesand vines.
  3. 3. What else did they grow?They also grewflax which wasmade into linen.
  4. 4. Where did the farmers grow their crops?The Egyptians grewtheir crops along thebanks of the RiverNile on the rich blacksoil which was leftbehind after theyearly floods.
  5. 5. How many seasons were there in Ancient Egypt? Egyptian farmersdivided their year intothree seasons, basedon the cycles of theRiver Nile
  6. 6. Akhe t The Flooding Season.June - September.No farming was doneat this time, as all thefields were flooded.Many farmers workedfor the pharaohinstead, buildingpyramids or temples.
  7. 7. P e re t T h e g r o w in g s e a s o nOctober-February:In October thefloodwaters receded,leaving behind a layerof rich, black soil. Thissoil was thenploughed andseeded.
  8. 8. S he mu The Harvesting SeasonMarch-May.The harvest seasonwas the time whencrops were cut andgathered. It was alsothe time to repair thecanals ready for thenext flood.
  9. 9. How was the corn harvested?Reapers cut the ripecorn with woodensickles, edged withsharp flints.Women and childrenfollowed behind thereapers to collect anyfallen ears of corn.
  10. 10. What happens next?Cattle were used totrample over the cutcorn to remove thegrain from the ears.Then the grain wastossed into the air sothe breeze blew thelight useless chaffaway.

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