Egyptian News Update

Egypt is a very ancient country full of pyramids and mummies. It is located in Northern Africa bordering the Medditerranean sea. It's mostly desert with hot dry summers and moderate winters. There is a vast desert Plateu interrupted by the Nile Valley and Delta.

The scoop on Egypt

Silt

Egypt gets its soil from silt. Silt is small particles of rich soil. Every year the Nile River floods, and it leaves behind silt. Since silt is plentiful, they are able to plant 2-3 crops a year.

Phosphate

Phosphate is one of Egypt's natural resources. Phosphate is mineral salt used in fertilizers. Phosphate is also Egypt's major export.

What people do in Egypt

Egypt does very similar things we would do here in America at the beach. They swim, snorkel, and scuba dive along the Mediterranean and Red Sea beaches.

Egypt's Pyramids

The first stone pyramid in Egypt was built in 2700 B.C. Pyramids in Egypt are used to burry mummies in. Only the rich Pharaoh mummies are buried in pyramids.

Egyptian Mummies

After Egyptian Pharohs would die, they would get cleaned and wrapped in bandages. This turned them into mummies. Then the mummies would get buried in a pyramid. The bandages of mummies unwrapped could be up to 1.6 kilometers long!