Historical Characteristics Of Ancient Egypt Essay

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Civilizations since the beginning of recorded history, and even before, have developed their worldview and religion based on their location and geographical surroundings. These influences would be evident in some circumstances and in others might to be subtler. A prime example of a people group that was molded by the location of the civilization is Egypt. Egypt is located in Northern Africa and is surrounded by and impacted by the Sahara Desert, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, and running through the civilization is the Nile River. These geographical characteristics play a vital role in the development of the politics, religion, and architecture of the ancient Egypt civilization. Before explaining the developments of these disciplines of ancient Egypt, these geographical characteristics and their general impact on this civilization must be explained. About 95 percent of Egypt’s population was concentrated in less than 5 percent of Egyptian land. This small percentage of land that a mass majority of the population was located on was located alongside the Nile River (Humanities, 15). The Nile River is the single most impactful geographical marker for the ancient Egyptian people, and is also the most fundamental in the consideration of the importance of location’s impact on a people group’s worldview. The Nile river ran on a very consistent schedule that would give the Egyptian people security for the growth of their crops. First, the river would consistently flood
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