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Egypt finished

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  2. 2. Egypt Created by Mr. Raponi
  3. 3. Land <ul><li>The main river of Egypt, known as the </li></ul><ul><li>___________________ of Egypt, is the </li></ul><ul><li>___________________ which supplies 85% of the country’s water supply. </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt has three major land areas. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nile River Valley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sinai Peninsula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desert Areas </li></ul></ul>Lifeline Nile River
  4. 4. Flood Control <ul><li>The Nile River Valley has rich soil formed by </li></ul><ul><li>____________, or particles of Earth deposited by water. In ancient times, flood waters left great amounts of this, but dams have helped control the flooding. </li></ul><ul><li>The Nile River spreads out into a broad wedge of farmland called a </li></ul><ul><li>_________________, or a triangle-shaped area of land at a river’s mouth. </li></ul>Silt Delta
  5. 5. Sinai Peninsula <ul><li>This section is not actually in Africa but is a part of Southwestern </li></ul><ul><li>________________. </li></ul><ul><li>This is an extremely important area that helps to connect Africa to Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you will find the </li></ul><ul><li>__________________ which helps ships pass from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. </li></ul>Asia Suez Canal
  6. 9. Deserts <ul><li>West of the Nile River is </li></ul><ul><li>the ________________ Desert that covers 2/3 of Egypt’s land area. </li></ul><ul><li>Just east of the Nile River </li></ul><ul><li>lies the _______________ Desert. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of these deserts are parts of the largest desert in the world, the </li></ul><ul><li>___________________, which is the size of the Unites States of America </li></ul>Libyan Arabian Sahara
  7. 10. Agriculture <ul><li>Only ______ of Egypt’s land is good for farming and it lies in the fertile Nile River Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers grow vegetables, sugarcane and wheat. However, cotton is their </li></ul><ul><li>___________________. </li></ul><ul><li>Until the 1960s, Egyptian farmers could only plant once a year after the flooding of the Nile had gone away. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1968, the </li></ul><ul><li>______________________ was built to control flooding. </li></ul>4% Cash Crop Aswan High Dam
  8. 11. Industry <ul><li>The Aswan High Dam provides hydroelectric power to Egypt’s industries. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest industrial centers are the capital city, </li></ul><ul><li>________________ and the seaport Alexandria. </li></ul><ul><li>Factories mainly produce food products, textiles, and </li></ul><ul><li>______________________, or household goods. </li></ul>Cairo Consumer Goods
  9. 12. The People <ul><li>Most Egyptians live </li></ul><ul><li>within ______________ of the Nile River. </li></ul><ul><li>This means that 99% of Egypt’s population lives on only 3.5% of the land. </li></ul><ul><li>About 55% of the people live in rural cities, and are farmers that are known as the </li></ul><ul><li>_________________. </li></ul>20 Miles Fellahin
  10. 13. City Life <ul><li>________________, the capital, is a huge city of almost 20 million people and is the largest city in Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo’s mosques, schools, and universities make it a leading center of the Muslim world. </li></ul><ul><li>Egypt was the site of one of the most advanced civilizations in the world. Ancient Egyptians used </li></ul><ul><li>_______________________, or written picture symbols. </li></ul>Cairo Hieroglyphics
  11. 14. Mummies <ul><li>Mummies are a huge part of the history of Egypt, BUT WHAT ARE THEY?? </li></ul>
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  13. 16. <ul><li>The tomb was robbed twice. </li></ul><ul><li>King Tut became King at age 9. </li></ul><ul><li>Historians believe he died at age 18 in 1323 BC . </li></ul><ul><li>After 3,000 years the tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. </li></ul>
  14. 21. Government <ul><li>Egypt became a republic in 1953 and was led by General </li></ul><ul><li>_____________________. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Nasser, Egypt became the most powerful country of the Arab world. He angered many European countries by taking over the Suez Canal. </li></ul><ul><li>To win the canal back, many European nations invaded Egypt. The United Nations persuaded the Europeans to settle. </li></ul>Gamel Abdel Nasser

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