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Chapter 2

Mr.Vanover
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Nile River
The longest river...4000 miles long!
Sahara Valley Dessert
Largest in the world.
Egypt has...
natural borders
Dangerous rapids called cataracts
The River People
Floods were predictable and NOT devastating.
Spring Flood- left a dark, and fertile mud
Farmers
learned to grow wheat, barley, and flex seeds
Papyrus
grew along nile river
make baskets and paper
Narmer
United 2 kingdoms
passed it onto family and formed a dynasty
Womens Rights
-owned and passed on properties
-buy and sell goods
-made wills
-obtained divorces
Egypts religon
belived in many god and goddesses
"Book of the Dead"
Spells they needed for the after life
Great Pyrimid
Largest in the world
Thebes
Capital of new dynasty of pharoahs
Middle Kingdom
Time of Stablity, prosperity,acheviments
Tribute
a forced payment