"The gift of the Nile"
The Rosetta stone.
How physical geography effects ancient Egypt.
A large river, Nile, flows through 4,258 miles of Egypt. The Nile river starts in central Africa and ends near the Mediterranean sea. The Nile river it the most important feature of Egypt. So important that some people call Egypt "gift of the Nile ." The Nile river is important because, when the river floods it produces delta; a triangle shaped area of land made from soil deposited by a river. Many people moved, or lived in Egypt because of the rich soil that the Nile river provided. The richer soil helped the people farm, and grow crops. In Egypt there were cataracts, or rapids in the river, that protected Egypt from invaders. The cataracts were big waves that washed away boats that tried to cross over to Egypt. Egypt is similar to Mesopotamia because both lands were used for their rich soil.
Egypt social Hierarchy
Gods; Such as Anubis; Gods were the ones who picked the paths for people. They chose how the people in Egypt lived, what their life was like and what their rank was.Pharaoh; The pharaoh ruled Egypt like a god. The pharaohs were in charge of the town and the people in the town.
Nobles; Officials and priests helped run the government and temples. These were kind of like the secretary to the pharaohs. They were like the second-hand man.
Scribes and craftspeople: Scribes and craftspeople wrote and produced goods. They were kind of like what we call today "people who work in a market," Scribe and craftspeople made the food and the books, or scrolls. These people had more "knowledge" than the farmers, servants and slaves.
Farmers, Servants, and Slaves; Most Egyptians were farmers workers and slaves. This how ever made the job "less interesting" or "normal." What made these peoples job important was there muscle.
Slaves could have never built a pyramid because they didn't have enough money to build a pyramid, because slaves did not make money. This is why slaves are on the bottom of Egyptian hierarchy.