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5 Themes of Geography Egypt
Transcript of 5 Themes of Geography Egypt
The countries that border Egypt are Libya and Sudan
Relative The cordinates of Egypt are 30 N longitude, 30 E latitude
Absolute Location Egypt 5 Themes of Geography The location of Egypt is 30 Degrees N, 30 degrees E. That is also the location exact of one the tips of the three pyramids. The continent that Egypt is in is Africa. Egypt is in the north-eastern hemisphere. The countries that border Egypt are Libya, Chad, Sudan and Israel. Egypt is south of the Mediterranean sea and is bordered by the Red Sea. Bibliography Joe. (2010, March 3). answers.com. Retrieved from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_five_themes_of_geography_for_Egypt
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Egypt is located in Africa. The Egyptians speak Arabic. Egypt has many customs. One is when invited to another person’s house, salting food is rude and asking for seconds is a compliment. The population of Egypt is 82,999,393. The Egyptian religion is Muslim. Egypt has the Nile River running through it. Bastet (Bast)
A cat-goddess whose cult-center was at Bubastis in the Delta; in the Late Period regarded as a beneticent deity. She was seen as the patron of cats, of women, and protection.
Goddesses of truth, right, and orderly conduct; represented as a woman with an ostrich-feather on her head. It is said that in judgment of the dead she holds the scales which weigh the heart. Food Cultural Dress Physical The diet of Egyptians mainly consisted of grains, fish vegetables, and fruit.They liked beef and red meet, but most common people could not afford this. The primary food was grain because it had many purposes. Sour dough was often used to replace yeast. The breads were flavored with honey, nuts, and oils to the dough before baking. Fruits and Vegetables were also very important to the Egyptians diet. Some vegetables were leeks, onions, garlic, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, radishes. Onions and garlic were believed to be great for your health. Few fruits were grown but the most popular were grapes, figs, pomegranates, and melons. Honey was also a huge part of the diet. Honey was commonly used to substitute for sugar. Egypt is a vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile Valley and the Nile Delta. The Nile River, one of the longest rivers in the world is located in Egypt. The People of Egypt are are known as Egyptians. The speak Arabic, English and French. 94% of the population is Muslim, predominately Sunni Muslims. the other 6% are Coptic Christian or another.
Religion was very important to the Ancient Egyptians. It was strongly influenced by tradition, which caused them to resist change. One of these traditions was the Divine Kingship. Divine Kingship is the belief that the Pharaoh was not only the King but also a god. The religion of Egypt was a polytheistic (many gods) religion with one period of monotheism (one god). The Egyptians religion was based on about 700 different gods and goddess. One of the most famous aspects of the Egyptians beliefs was the idea of the afterlife. They believed the human body had to be preserved for their spirit to dwell in the afterlife. Mummification was preformed to preserve the body. Large pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs in the Old Kingdom. Later on, tombs cut out of rock were used to bury the pharaohs.
Houses were built out of bricks. The mixture was poured into wooden brick frames or molds. The bricks were then dried by the sun. They were covered with plaster, often pained over with scenes of nature. Most of the houses were built along the Nile.
The dress of the ancient Egyptians consisted not only of clothes they were but also of custom jewelry. White linen was most commonly used for clothing though wool was also used. Garments were draped around the body rather then tailored. Colored patterns were not seen very often. Prior to the New Kingdom, men wore a kilt which fell above the knee. In he New Kingdom wore a short under kilt over which hung a long shirt.
Some important landforms in Egypt are the Nile River, Suez Canal, Lake Nasser, Western Dessert, and Eastern Dessert. Egypt's climate is hot and dry. Egypt is a sandy dessert plateau, divided by the Nile River. The Nile river valley is very green; the soil is fertile and excellent for farming near the Nile River. Along the Nile there is a variety of bird-life including the goose, falcon, kite, crane, heron, plover, pigeon, ibis, vulture, and the owl. There are also fish, cattle, horses, baboons, cobras, crocodiles, frogs, lions, pigs, and rams. The plant life in Egypt includes the Lotus, (water lily) and Papyrus, the chrysanthemum or chamomile as the symbol for Upper and Lower Egypt. Egyptians also planted water lilies in man made pools.
The people of ancient Egypt used the Nile river, a very important geographic feature in Egypt, it is the longest river in the world (over 4,000 miles) as a source of food and was crucial to agriculture and the region. Ancient Egyptians economy was based on agriculture; a large portion of the crops and animal products served as raw materials for some of the industries. The country was rich in a wide variety of minerals; they mined gold and copper and established a metal working industry which produced jewelry, vessels, statues, weapons, and tools. They produced many types of stone, including limestone, calcite, granite. Minerals such as galena and feldspar were also mined, and carnelian, malachite, amethyst, and other semiprecious gemstones
Cultural Imhotep (Imouthes) : The defied chief minister of Djoser, and architect of the Step Pyramid; in the Late Period venerated as the god of learning and medicine; represented as a seated man holding an open papyrus; equated by the Greeks with Asklepios Physical The size of Texas and New Mexico combined is equal to the size of Egypt. Egypt occupies an area of 1,001,450 sq. km. Egypt is located in North eastern Africa, its natural boundaries are more than 2,900 km. Egypt has land boundaries with Israel, Libya, Sudan, and the Gaza strip, which is a Palestinian area that was formally ministered by Egypt and occupied by Israel since 1967. Some important landforms in Egypt are the Nile River, Suez Canal, Lake Nasser, Western Dessert, and Eastern Dessert. Egypt's climate is hot and dry. Egypt is a sandy dessert plateau, divided by the Nile River. The Nile river valley is very green; the soil is fertile and excellent for farming near the Nile River. Along the Nile there is a variety of bird-life including the goose, falcon, kite, crane, heron, plover, pigeon, ibis, vulture, and the owl. There are also fish, cattle, horses, baboons, cobras, crocodiles, frogs, lions, pigs, and rams. The plant life in Egypt includes the Lotus, (water lily) and Papyrus, the chrysanthemum or chamomile as the symbol for Upper and Lower Egypt. Egyptians also planted water lilies in manmade pools Trade The Ancient Egyptians visited the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and the Upper Nile River to the south because they were adjacent to Egypt and contained the materials that they wanted. There were trade routes to Cyprus, Crete, Greece, and Punt. Some items brought into Egypt were leopard skins, giraffe tails, monkeys, cattle, ivory, ostrich feathers, eggs, and gold.
Egypt moves many goods in and out of their country each year. They export such things as crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, and chemicals. These products are shipped to the country's export partners, which include Italy, Germany, the U.K; the U.S; The Middle East and Asian Countries. Along with exporting goods, Egypt imports many goods as well such as machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products, and fuels. Movement