Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile. Chapter 2, Section 1. Main Idea:. Patterns of daily life and culture in ealy Egyptian empires were shaped by the features and the Nile River. Objectives:. Explore how geography affected the development of ancient Egypt
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Pharaohs organized a strong central state, were absolute rulers, and were considered gods.
Egyptians built pyramids at Giza.
Power struggles, crop failures, and cost of pyramids contributed to the collapse of the Old Kingdom.
Powerful pharaohs created a large empire
that reached the Euphrates River.
Ramses II expanded Egyptian rule to Syria.
Large drainage project created arable farmland.
Traders had contacts with Middle East and Crete.
Hyksos invaded and occupied the delta