Egypt – The Nile River Valley. Civilization developed in a river valley with fertile soil Nile is the world’s longest river Nile river begins in East Africa and flows 3,500 miles north towards the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt – The Nile River Valley. Nile has two main sources
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Narrow Valley lined with cliffs
Upstream from Mediterranean Sea
River here is slower
River carries silt, mineral particles that make soil fertile
Contains river delta, an area of sediment deposited at the mouth of the river
Black Land (Kemet)
Narrow strip of dark, fertile soil around banks of the Nile river
Positive: Yearly flooding left behind a layer of rich, fertile soil
Negative: Floods were unpredictable (natural disasters) and droughts (shortage of water) made crops fail.
Vast deserts on the sides of Black Land
Deadly place of hot, burning sands.
Can you find Egypt?
Up North, the Mediterranean Sea protected them. Egypt was allowed to evolve in its own way.
What is the name of the hot, dry and sandy land that covers most of Egypt?