ODYSSEY/Egypt. Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 2 of 7 Engineering Ancient Egypt HD. Engineering an Empire - Egypt. History: Egyptians. The Rise of Civilizations. Kids History: Ancient Egypt for Kids. Back to History Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations in the history of the world.
It lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 BC to 30 BC. Ancient Egypt Facts For Kids. AncientEgyptMap.jpg (JPEG Image, 841x1474 pixels) Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt, the Gift of the Nile. Like a giant snake, the Nile River slithers through some of the driest desert land on earth to create a narrow green valley.
The ancient Greeks called this land Egypt. For more than five thousand years, famous and often mysterious civilizations thrived along the banks of the Nile. About 450BCE, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river.
Every spring, the snow on the mountains of East Africa melted, sending a torrent of water that overflowed the banks of the Nile and flooded the river valley. The rushing river picked up bits of soil and plant life called silt. The Nile made it possible for the people of ancient Egypt to form the first nation in history. The Nile no longer overflows its banks because modern Egyptians built a huge dam in Aswan. Download this lesson as Microsoft Word file or as an Adobe Acrobat file. Listen as Mr. View the Powerpoint Presentation of this lesson.
Ancient Egypt for Kids. Ancient Egypt for Kids. The story of ancient Egypt has survived for thousands of years.
Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the past. The monuments and tombs of their Pharaohs continue to stand intact today, some 4,000 years later! A good portion of the Old testament takes place in or around Egypt. Egypt also plays a major role in the life of many Bible people from Moses and Joseph to Jesus. Ancient Egypt - Ancient Civilizations for Kids. North Africa Geography North Africa's landscape is covered by the world's largest hot desert--the Sahara.
This massive Arid climate makes it a strange place for a large population of people. Most of the Sahara is too harsh for people to live. The Nile Valley, coastal areas, and the rare oases (plural for oasis) provide the only places that can support life. An oasis is an area of natural water in a desert that allows plant life. For thousands of years the Nile has flooded when the rainy season begins in central Africa. Early History The oldest human fossils have been found near North Africa, but the land was very different 200,000 years ago. 10,000 years ago North Africa was a grassland with many plants and animals. Egyptian Civilization Starting around 5500 BCE two major kingdoms developed along the Nile. Religion was a the center of Egyptian life. Egyptians were a very advanced civilization due to their inventions and technology. Ancient Egypt's History.