Middle East Gazette

Quincy Caskey

Silt

Silt is small particles of rich soil. Silt relates to the middle eastern area because the Nile river in Egypt carried silt, and left it behind after floods fertilizing the land.

Bedouins

Bedouins are nomadic desert people of southwest Asia. Bedouins are Syrians that live a traditional way of life where as most Syrians live in rural areas.

Dictatorship

A dictatorship is when the government is under the control of one all powerful leader.

Libya had a dictatorship ruled by Mummar al-Qaddhafi in 1969.

What is The Suez Canal?

  • The canal is human made.
  • It separates the Sinai peninsula from the rest of Egypt.
  • The Suez Canal is one of the most important canals in the world.

Who were the Berbers?

Berbers were the first people known to live in North Africa.

What was libya's oil money used on?

  • To import food
  • To build schools, and hospitals
  • To maintain a strong military