Transportation & Trade
~Some boats were made of papyrus, also had wooden barges & special boats for funerals
~Egypt offered gold, papyrus, linen, high-quality stone (for building) & cattle
~Traded with Middle Estern kingdoms for silver, cedar,oils,horses,copper & lapis lazuii
Calendar / Farming
~Flooding was gentle and left a layer of rich, black soil
~Farming year (and calendar) divided into 3 seasons-Inudation (flood), Emergence (planting and growing) and Harvest.
~The Nile flows from south to north
~The Blue Nile and the White Nile come together in the Sudan to form to the Nile in Egypt
~The elevation of the Nile is higher in the south and lower in the north- so Upper Egypt is in the south and Lower Egypt is in the north.
~Papyrus plant used for baskets, sandals, rope and writing material
~Wealthy families built garden pools and stocked with lotuses and fish. Fresh water was added regularly
~Nile provided water for drinking, bathing, cooking etc.