The Middle Eastern Daily Times

Abbey Dittmer period 3

Egypt's Favorite Farming Tool

Silt is small particles of rich soil.

Silt can be related back to this chapter because it is what made Egypt suitable for farming. Silt is carried in the waters of the Nile River. When it overflows the silt is still in the water. When the waters recede the silt is left behind making the land fertile.

H2O Powerhouse

Desalinization is the process used to make seawater drinkable.

Desalinization is relevant to the Middle East because there are countries like Saudi Arabia that have no permanent bodies of water or rivers. They have to make use of the seawater surrounding them since they don't have bodies of water to get water from.

Come Back Here Sand Dune

A erg is a huge area of shifting sand dunes in the Sahara.

The Ahaggaar mountain range in Algeria contains many Ergs. Ergs are part of the Sahara Desert which is part of many countries in Africa.

The Suez Canal Report

The Suez Canal is a gateway from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

It is a human-made waterway.

The Suez Canal was built in the mid-1860's.

What about the Berbers?

The Berbers were the first people to live in North Africa. Berbers can be found in Algeria, Libya, and Morocco. Berber heritage has a strong influence on those three countries.

Who has control of the oil?

OPEC has control of over 40% of the world's oil. OPEC influences the world's oil prices greatly. OPEC works to increase the income from the sale of oil. OPEC stands for Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.