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Where do most ancient Egyptians lived?
The Ancient Egyptians lived along the banks of the river Nile in Egypt. Farmers first settled in Egypt along the River Nile around 5000 B.C. Where do most people in Egypt live today? About 95 % of Egypt’s population still live in the Nile valley (the area next to the river).
Why did almost all Egyptians live in the black land?
Almost every year, the Nile flooded Upper Egypt in midsummer and Lower Egypt in the fall, coating the land around the river with a rich silt. The silt from the Nile made the soil ideal for farming. The silt also made the land a dark color. That is why the Egyptians called their country the black land.
How did people lived in ancient Egypt?
The ancient Egyptians lived in houses made of adobe. These houses were built with bricks made from sun-dried mud. Their doors and windows were covered in mats, so as to keep insects out.
Why were the ancient Egypt important?
The Ancient Egyptians were one of the first Civilizations to form in the ancient world. These people dealt with each other in peace and war, birth, and death. The Egyptians have influenced us in many ways. The Egyptians have influenced us in our inventions, math, writing, medicine, religion, sports, and music.
Why was Egypt called the black land?
In ancient times, the Egyptians called the desert the “red land”, distinguishing it from the flood plain around the Nile River, called the “black land”. These colours reflect the fact that the desert sands have a reddish hue and the land around the Nile turned black when the annual flood waters receded.
Why were pharaohs important in Ancient Egypt?
As the religious leader of the Egyptians, the pharaoh was considered the divine intermediary between the gods and Egyptians. As a statesman, the pharaoh made laws, waged war, collected taxes, and oversaw all the land in Egypt (which was owned by the pharaoh).