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The Nile River Affected Ancient Egyptian Life by creating What?
Rich Farm land in the river valley
In about 5000 BC farming communities appeared where?
In both Egypt and Nubia
The Egyptian Pharaohs ruled with absolute power over who?
Toward the end of the Old Kingdom the government becace what?
Weak and divided
Religion palyed an important part in egyptian life by doing what?
explaining natural events to the people
How did ncient egyptians demonstrate their belief in life after death?
They perserved the bodies of their dead.
In ancient egypt most of the people belonged to what social class?
Why did egyptians astronomers study the stars?
To predict the flooding of the Nile River
What happened when Nubians took control of trade routes by using iron weapons?
Meroe Became Rich
Because Ancient egyptians civlization was located on the banks of the Nile River, Egypt had what?
Rich farm land
Around 6000 BC what appeared in Nubia?
Hunting and fishing communities
What was the greatest achievement of the pharoah Menes?
Uniting upper and lower Egypt
How did egyptian ruers govern their empire?
With absolute power
What was an important religious practice for egyptians?
prepare the dead for the afterlife
What did the first pharoah if the new kingdom expand?
What greatly influenced the lives of egyptians peasants?
What did egyptian use to keep track of their growing wealth?
What was a result of Nubian's location?
It became a center of trade
How did the geography of ancient egypt shape the development of its civilization?
Rich farm land communties were builtnin the delta. Nile was a trade highway. Desert protected them from attack.
How did religion affect the lives of the acient egyptians?
explained natural occurences. preserved the bodies of the dead.
Whay was the egyptian empire able to be controlled at times by rulers from nubia?
the empire grew weak at times
Why was the Nile river so important?
Depositied rich soil; encouraged development and trade; Provided food and transportation.