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Ancient Egypt

It is possible to divide ancient Egyptian history into three time periods. They are the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom. The Old Kingdom existed from 2700 BCE-2200 BCE. The...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2016, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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As other contributors have already pointed out, the Nile River was critical to Egyptian civilization (so much so that it's difficult to imagine Egyptian civilization existing as we know it without...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019, 1:56 am (UTC)

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Birds served many purposes in ancient Egypt. Birds were symbols of religion, protection, and death, to name a few. For example, historical research explains that ancient Egyptians built their homes...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2019, 12:14 am (UTC)

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We know that ancient Egyptians were employing geometric concepts at least as early as 3000 BCE. Rather than using variables and mathematical symbols, the Egyptians wrote out their mathematical...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018, 3:50 pm (UTC)

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The Nile River was essential to the people of ancient Egypt. It helped provide fertile soil for Egyptian farmers. The Nile River flooded every year, leaving very rich silt behind. This silt...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2018, 4:52 pm (UTC)

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To understand ancient Egypt, one must consider the paramount significance of its environment and religion. The most important environmental factor in the history of ancient Egypt was the Nile...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 11:18 am (UTC)

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The Nile influenced religion indirectly, in that it shaped the conditions in which ancient Egyptians developed their religious ideas. For example, people living along the Nile encountered...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2016, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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Egypt was one of the four River Valley Civilizations, the first agricultural settlements that blossomed into cities and civilizations. Located on the Nile, Egypt grew into a strong, centralized...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2019, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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Egypt's Valley of the Kings is the burial site of many famous pharaohs from the New Kingdom era (c.1550–1077 BC). This was largely a prosperous period in which Egypt reached the heights of its...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2021, 5:43 pm (UTC)

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Hatshepsut is historically significant as one of the few women ever to become a pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In fact, she was the first woman to assume the full responsibilities of a pharaoh, sometime...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 4:26 pm (UTC)

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Ancient Egypt was a highly centralized, authoritarian state and a hierarchical society. At the top of the hierarchy was the pharaoh, of course, and under him were nobles serving as high ranking...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2017, 12:39 am (UTC)

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The Nile River was very important to Egyptian history. Much of Egypt was desert with the exception of the area around the Nile River. Irrigation allowed the Egyptians to grow ample crops of grain...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018, 10:26 pm (UTC)

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The major geographic achievement of Ancient Egypt was to put together an empire that was relatively large and was made up of many different kinds of people. One aspect of geography is human...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2014, 4:21 pm (UTC)

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Clothing in ancient Egypt reflected the consistent heat and humidity of life along the Nile River, as well as the Egyptians dedication to maintaining differences in class structure and appealing...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2013, 6:26 pm (UTC)

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This depends upon how we define civilization. Think of what comes to mind when you mention the word "civilization" in the context of human history. You probably think of cities, domesticated...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2014, 2:06 am (UTC)

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Archeologists recently discovered that there is a cemetery near the base of the pyramids in Giza. The cemetery is located on the Giza Plateau, the area where the pyramids are located. While it's...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019, 5:14 am (UTC)

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In ancient Egypt, the people believed in many gods. Individuals could join cults for whatever god they chose, but still revered all of the gods. Egyptians were accustomed to respecting each other's...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2015, 12:23 am (UTC)

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In ancient Egypt, life after death was seen as something pretty similar to life before death. People were going to have lives more or less like the ones they have on this earth. It was for that...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010, 11:51 am (UTC)

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The pyramids of ancient Egypt were very large structures made of stone. Their main functional purpose was to serve as tombs for various rulers of Egypt and other very important people. Of course,...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2012, 5:24 pm (UTC)

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