NMC101H1 Lecture 1: Geography

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The eternal the land the new today"s (cid:271)uildi(cid:374)gs the old ancient sites. Nubia directly south of egypt, first cataract (now sudan is there too) (cid:862)egypt (cid:449)as the gift of the ri(cid:448)er[nile](cid:863) herodotus. Two lands: black land(kemet) and red land = nile valley and the desert. Ke(cid:373)etia(cid:374)s = people of the (cid:271)la(cid:272)k la(cid:374)d a(cid:374)(cid:272)ie(cid:374)t egyptia(cid:374)s (cid:272)all egypt (cid:862)ke(cid:373)et(cid:863). (cid:862)egypt(cid:863) is a greek word. The nile: from uganda (east) to the med. White nile (uganda) and blue nile(ethiopia) meet to make the nile through egypt. Lower egypt is north because of the direction in which the nile flows. By august the nile begins to rise, goes back down in autumn. Hunger is on account of geography whereas famine is usually man made. Shorter growing season because water takes longer to go away. Sometimes marked how high the nile was on the walls, took info to govt, to determine how much food would be harvested.

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