Ancient Egyptians and their environment

9 Sep

In ancient history the environment affected the cultures, religions, and governments in many places. Egypt for example depends mainly on the Nile River for almost everything. The Nile River gives the people of Egypt an abundance of water and provides them with a comfortable everyday lifestyle. The Nile River was very important for agricultural crops, trade, and personal hygiene matters. In the years 10,000-5,000 BCE is when agricultural trade started to boom in Egypt. Crops as such as Wheat, Barley, and cattle were also amongst the things that helped to shape Egypt’s society. Because of these crops it allowed room for people to migrate from the West and their population to grow creating a larger community where people were able to share the environmental resources that are hard to find elsewhere. In most cases the people of Egypt were very poor and faced a full life ahead of them of hard work. The most popular job amongst them was Scribes. Scribes are the elite of the town as if they were Pharaohs, Queens, Royals, or Priests.  The Scribes were in a sense worshiped because they were the only ones who could read and write. Scribes were the main source of record keeping and had advantages over the poor and illiterate because of their educational status. Ancient Egypt left a lasting legacy and a new found appreciation for the present day people. They are indeed one of the few civilizations that showed in great detail how they interacting in their community and how they managed certain working and living conditions.


2 Responses to “Ancient Egyptians and their environment”

  1. artiegyptos September 10, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Become a scribe! Learn to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Visit:

  2. aunderwood September 23, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    This is very good. You do a nice job explaining this connection between the environment and Egyptian culture. Edit and proofread closely. Overall, very good, continue along these lines.

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