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1. life after death
Egyptians believed they would need their bodies (this is why they made mummies), their belongings, their pets, etc. in the afterlife
Why was the Nile Delta a good place for farming?
it had very fertile soil that made it easy to grow crops
1. dams, dikes
2. irrigation, water
What did farmers invent to manage the floods and droughts of the Nile?
How did excellent farming lead to the growth of trading centers in Egypt?
1. good farming = surplus of grains (wheat/barley)
2. grain could be traded for copper and wood
3. people from other regions came to Egypt to make these trades
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