Ancient Egyptian Civilization

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization:|
The Nile River|
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Thesis: Early Egyptian civilization developed along the Nile River because water was very scarce elsewhere in Egypt. I. Introduction:
A. Throughout history there have been many civilizations observed to begin and develop along rivers B. Egyptians developed along the Nile River because of the necessity of water II. Sahara Desert lack of water resources drives Egyptians toward the Nile: A. Definition of desert

1. A desert is a region that few life forms can survive; especially humans, because of lack of water or absence of soil B. The Sahara desert; throughout history, has undergone many climate changes 1. The Sahara desert was very dry and arid after last Ice Age a. In need of water, led to original Egyptian migration to the Nile River 2. Due to massive amounts rain, the Sahara became habitable a. Egyptians benefited from livestock and vegetation

3. Desertification of the Sahara Desert
a. Egyptian population shifts back toward the Nile
III. The River provides many natural necessities and advantages A. Egyptians relied on The Nile River’s yearly floods
1. Flood water made land very fertile, which allowed farming to be possible a. Laid seed and grew crops
2. With steady water supply, Egyptians learn how to use the river water more efficiently a. Developed process of irrigation
b. Increased output and variety of agriculture
B. The Nile River is heavily populated with fish
1. Certain regions of Nile had unreliable flooding, causing some to resort to fishing 2. Size and amount of fish was very large
IV. Conclusion
A. The Nile River provided Egyptians many necessities
1. Hydration, farming, irrigation, fish etc.
B. The Nile River provided a more positive and efficient way of life

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Why did early Egyptian civilization develop along the Nile River? Egyptian civilization develops there because “The narrow ribbon of the Nile River… cuts through the desert sands of northern Africa, giving life to the communities on its banks.” It seems as though throughout history, many of the ancient civilizations of this planet began to develop and prosper along rivers or river valleys. There are many reasons as to why groups of people found it much more advantageous to develop their society along these specific geographical features. Some reasons may be deemed necessity, while others could be considered luxury; however there seems to be a consistent factor that caused ancient societies to develop along rivers. Just like every other civilization, the Egyptians needed water. Early Egyptian civilization developed along the Nile River because water was very scarce elsewhere in Egypt. It is common knowledge that in order to survive in life, all human beings require water. It has been a necessity to the human race since the dawn of time. One place that usually has very scarce water resources or none at all is a desert. A desert is a region that few life forms can survive; especially humans, because of lack of water or absence of soil. The eastern portion of the Sahara desert consumes Egypt making the survival of its people depend majorly on the characteristics of the desert. The Sahara desert; throughout history, has undergone many climate changes forcing Egyptians to alternate back and forth from establishing land based civilizations or to organizing along the Nile River. After the last ice age; approximately 22,000 years ago, it is proven that the Sahara was very similar to what it is today, which is very dry, arid and lacking the necessary water resources for survival. This resulted in the original migration to the Nile River by the very early Egyptians. However; several thousand years later, massive amounts of rain and precipitation began to consume the once dry wasteland and converted it into a habitable area capable of supporting human life, along with...
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