Differences Between Ancient Egypt And Egypt

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Egyptians
BASIC INFO
5000 years ago, there were two kingdoms in Egypt, the North by the mouth of the Nile and the South stretching along the river for hundreds of miles. The kingdom we’re familiar with begins with King Menes, the first Pharaoh. Under his command, the South attacked and conquered the Northern lands unifying the two nations into what we now consider Ancient Egypt. Despite popular opinion, the land wasn’t dominated by desert; all along the Nile were lush lands, perfect for growing a population. Every year in the springtime, the snow would melt and flood the river; the waters overflowed and revitalized the soil, promising a large harvest that autumn.
MORE INFO & INTRO
When western historians founded the study of Egyptology they quickly learned the field would need to be simplified. With the help of intellectual locals and decades of work, a previously monumental mass of records was divided into an agreed-upon group of 33 dynasties. The Egyptians had never seen their Kingdom through the eyes of the divisions; instead, they saw one strong, unified land ruled by their godlike Pharaoh providing for his people eternal safety.
Harmony is a concept Egypt loved to obsess over, the perpetual flow that life and even death allowed them to experience. Practically all surviving “remnants” from the Old Kingdom are the luxurious tombs and burial sites of the royals often giving us the wrong impression that the Egyptians obsessed over death. Their culture reflected the polar…
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