CLAA05H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Narmer Palette, Djer, Prehistoric Egypt

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Class 8 egyptian mythology, geography and history. Egypt is a gift of the nile misquotation actually gift of the river . Nile river longest river in the world. Kemet = black land represents civilization, order, egypt, horus (fertile nile valley and delta) Desert = red land represents chaos, storms, foreign lands, seth (the desert to e & Our name egypt comes from the greek aigyptos related to coptic . Even when egypt was politically fragmented, many still had a sense of unity in the country the. North of the first cataract was egypt. Two lands in egypt: lower egypt (in the north) nile delta, upper egypt (in the south) fayum very fertile area. Flood: begins in late july, peaks in september, recedes oct- nov. Dynasties used for chronology (31 dynasties: started with the rule of the world by the gods. Ppl lived in egypt since palaeolithic period. By 7500 bce nile valley was settled in the neolithic period.

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