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Geographic
Features of
Ancient Egypt
and Nubia

Effect on Culture
and Everyday Life

Effect on
Economic
Activities and
Tra...
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Geographic Features of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

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Geographic Features of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

  1. 1. Geographic Features of Ancient Egypt and Nubia Effect on Culture and Everyday Life Effect on Economic Activities and Trade Effect on Building Materials Climate Dryness and heat allowed mummification of the dead Trade routes would be dependent on sources of water Buildings were made of stone or sun-baked brick Waterways The Nile provided a means of travel as well as water for crops Provided ways for trade goods to get to markets; provided water for irrigation Nile mud provided raw material for bricks The dead were buried in the desert; bodies were preserved by mummification Could make farming difficult; dangerous to cross, making trade difficult Only stone structures could last in the extreme heat Desert

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