Egypt : Mystery Of The Nile

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Egypt: Mystery of the Nile Egypt is home to one of the first civilizations in the world. This early society, known as Ancient Egypt, was also one of the longest, starting in 3000 BC and lasting nearly 3000 years. During this period, the nation thrived as its culture became renowned for everything from the splendor of its arts, advancements in science, technology and architecture, to its traditions in religion. Their superior achievements, which include the Great Pyramids, military conquests, and mathematical system left a cultural legacy that influenced many other ancient civilizations. Egypt’s rich history led to the creation of its own study of Egyptology as archeologists and historians continue to discover its mysteries. Egypt can be divided into four natural regions: the Nile Valley and Nile Delta, the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, and the Sinai Peninsula (Goldschmidt, 2016). While most of the country is arid, the Nile River divides the two deserts and gives life to the harsh conditions of the Sahara. Less than one tenth of the country is settled or cultivated. The ten percent that is populated borders the Nile or is scattered throughout the northeast region, Sinai. After the great days of the Ancient Egypt era, Egypt would succumb to foreign powers. In 525 BC the Persians conquered Egypt and ruled until 332 BC as Alexander the Great stretched his Macedonian empire. Goldschmidt (2008) notes that Alexander as a great fighter and military strategist

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