The Egyptians were experts at trading, importing and exporting goods with various countries. Due to

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The Egyptians were experts at trading, importing and exporting goods with various countries. Due to its geographical location, Ancient Egypt was able to obtain great success through trading and commerce. The Nile River provided many inlets into the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea, these passages allowed for greater opportunities for trading and communication with neighboring countries. The use of vessels proved to be a great resource in securing the Egyptian economy with its vast amount of riches, providing the main mode of transportation for trade and travel. This paper will examine Ancient Egypt’s relation with the Nile River and the trade and commerce that secured it as one of the greatest nations in history (Baines, 2002). The Ancient…show more content…
This surplus flowed into the Egyptian economy boosting manufacturing, mining, warfare, and taxation. It was used to development the construction and building of the temples and Pyramids, to foster diplomacy and trade, and to support the lifestyle of the Egyptian elites ("Civilization: Ancient Egypt", 2014). To the east, Nile River flowed into Red seas, allowing the Egyptian access to trade with the eastern and other regions of Africa. The canals connected the Nile River to the Gulf of Suez. This canal was hand built by Egyptian vast amount of slave labor under Ptolemy II Philadelphus and renewed under the Roman Emperor (David, 2003). The Red Sea connects to the Indian Ocean and allowed Egypt to trade with the Far East and other regions of Africa. They were able to trade cattle, grain in exchange for spices, gold and ivory, silk and other exotic goods which gave the Egypt a great deal of influence throughout the modern world (Riggs, 2012). To the north, the Mediterranean Sea was the trade center of the world and allowed Ancient Egyptian trading to flourish. The Mediterranean is surrounded by land masses that allowed the Egyptian to trade with Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and nations such as the Greeks, Romans, and Macedonians. During the Roman Imperial period, the city of Alexandria flourished with its shipping trade from the Mediterranean. Egypt became the bread-basket of

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