The Nile River
Calendar & Farming
There are three seasons in the Egyption calendar and they are: Akhet is through July to December. It means inundation. It was called that because, it was when the Nile flooded. Proyet happens during December to March. It is called that because, it the temperatures were much cooler than other times of the year this was the perfect time for the farmers could sow there crop. Last but not least Shumo. It happens during March to July. It is called that because it was a dry time when the crops were harvested and was often one of the busiest times of the year. Because the crops were now in it was also the time when the tax collectors showed up for the Pharoah's share.
Homes where made out of mud brick and mortar. Papyrus plants where used for baskets, sandals, rope and writing material. Upper class groups hunted birds in papyrus marshes. The Nile provided water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and etc. Fish was the most common protein source. Wealthy families built garden pools and stocked with lotuses and fish. Fresh water was added regularly. Groups of men hunted for hippo for sport and meat
The Nile River is the longest at 4,135 miles. The Nile flows from the south to he north. The Blue and the White Nile come together in the Sudan to form the Nile in Egypt. The two of the six cataracts along the Nile in ancient Egypt. The elevation is higher in the south and lower in the north-so Upper Egypt in in the south and Lower Egypt is in the north.