Ryan Kate's Egypt Project

Mrs Donohue's 1st period class


Egypt is in the North Eastern Hemisphere. A few countries that are really close are Libya, Israel and Sudan, and a couple bodies of water are the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Nile river which actually runs through it. The capitol of Egypt is Cairo, and the latitude and longitude of the capitol city is 30 degrees North, 30 degrees East. Some large cities include Cairo, Alexandria, and Giza. The only biome in Egypt is a desert. Specifically, it is the Sahara Desert. The impact of the location on the Egyptian people is that the Nile River runs through Egypt giving them a good source of water and it floods yearly, keeping the land fertile for the crops grown there. However, it also causes problems. It is home to crocodiles and hippopotamuses that are bothersome and dangerous to the inhabitants close by.


Egypt has a democratic government. They have 3 branches the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branch. They vote on most decisions. I think the affect this has on the people is that they are pleased and the majority of the people agree with the decisions made and are satisfied because they have a say. Although the Economy is a different story. The Egyptian Economy has many problems. The population is so large there is not enough food for all the inhabitants there. They also have too many inports and not exports. Because of this Egypt is in great debt to other countries. The affect of This is simple. Hungry people. Below this paragraph you probably notice 5 Egyptian landmarks. The first one is the Karnak Temple, a giant Temple it has over 130 stone columns some as big as 70 feet. Next to that is the Abu Simbel another Temple with 4 statues of Pharaoh Ramses in front. Then is Cleopatra's Needle a 69 foot tall obelisk weighing 18 metric tons. On the 2nd row is The Great Pyramid of Giza a huge limestone structure made to protect the body of king Khufu. After that is the Great Sphinx, a large stone structure with a human head and lion body.


The Egyptian environment is changed and modified all the time. When they mine limestone to build pyramids, when they plant trees or build a dam on the nile they are changing the environment because something has been either taken away or added to the environment. The affects of this can differ from no more pyramids built from lack of limestone to a war because the countries downstream don't have water because of the dam. Some Jobs generated by the environment are mining because Egypt has a lot of petroleum and natural gas and some oil also some minerals like gold gypsum and iron , farming because of the fertile soil in egypt caused by the yearly flooding of the nile they grow cotton ,veggies ,fruits and livestock


communication in Egypt is very different few people have TV's or any kind of technology. and the 1 government owned postal service (Egypt-post) is considered unreliable, so news gets around slower. There are altogether 11 channels for the people who do own TV's 2 main channels, 6 regional and 3 satellite channels. As for transportation, the driving roads are badly maintained and directed by policemen standing near the road with whistles if anyone.


Some large cities in Egypt are Cairo, Alexandria and Giza. The only biome in Egypt is the Sahara Desert. And some landforms are the Nile River, Sinai Peninsula, or the Nile delta. Egypt's culture is different from any other culture. Food: Egyptian dishes include lots of legumes (which are the fruit and/or seed of a plant) and veggies, and sweet beverages like tea and sweetened coffee are favored. Clothing: Men wear pants and a long shirtlike garment called a galabiyyah and women wear long flowing gowns in different colors. the most commonly used language is Arabic.



They wore tunics which were pieced of cloth like a long T-shirt for men they went down to their knees but for woman they went down to their ankles. Tunics were usually made of linen and were most often white. Ancient Egyptians did not wear any cloths on their heads unlike some other countries. They often went barefoot but sometimes wore sandals of leather or straw. When working men wore short skirts instead of tunics. both men and woman wore blue and/or green eyeshadow and black eyeliner made of kohl which helped keep sun out of their eyes on sunny days. Men had short hair and woman wore their down to their shoulders. Both genders also wore gold jewelry if they could afford it.


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