The Culture Of The Egyptian Culture

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The word culture is a term that is used quite often, but what does it mean exactly? If you were to ask a group of philosophical anthropologists whose job it is to study culture, you may get a different definition from each of them. However, even though definitions of culture may differ, many of them do emphasize similar things. The definition of culture is the beliefs, customs arts, of a particular society, group, or time. A particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, which would include such things as language, beliefs, values, customs, laws. What is particularly interesting about cultures is that each culture, no matter where it is found, shares at least five basic characteristics. The Egyptian culture shares at least five…show more content…
The Nile River has portrayed a huge role in Egypt throughout history. Historically the Egyptians were among the first to record data from the Nile River. The Nile River has served as a supply of water, food, and transportation for centuries. The northward-flowing river starts 100 miles south of the Mediterranean Sea and extends out 155 miles between the cities of Port Said and Alexandria. The basin irrigation escalated from the ancient time, which is what inhabitants used to anticipate the annual flood which is referred to the life cycle. The oasis, basin irrigation, and the Aswan High Dam in Egypt contribute to the environment today. The Nile River has 95% of the community living and working within 12 miles of the banks. The western desert and Sinai profit from the economy by exporting petroleum. Egypt depends on the income from exporting their cotton and textile. The basin irrigation system has made Egypt’s agricultural system one of the highest in the world. Egypt’s gross national income is $5,910 (2010). Egypt’s population is 82.3 million people (2012). Egypt’s natural increase is 2% and their infant mortality is 24%. Islam governs their political, personal, economic legal lives and is practiced by the majority of Egyptians. Muslims have many obligations; to pray five times a day, which are listed in their newspaper each day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening. There Muslim holy day is Friday, everything is closed and many also close
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