NMC101H1 Lecture : Geography

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Geographical factors shaped egyptian mindset: nile: highway. Didnt need wheels, nile was all important: contrasts: Fertile land is oasis, creation took place here, desert is where foreigners live and they are barbaric. Delta is v shape: it is fertile. > delta and south used in literature; used to make metaphors: something something is like a man from delta found himself in valley. Three branches in delta: rosetta, damietta, and pelusiac (now dry). When flood hits, ports and branches are fully flooded. Little tiny pieces of land stay while the rest are drowned. Called turtle backs. : used for creation myth. Rises from chaos and nothingness (water), rises (turtlebacks) and etc. Bent in valley water where pyramids and other shit are. South: at aswan: first of five cataracts/rapids. Inhabitants a bit different: dress, customs, culture, lit. Not liked, always needed to be subdued. Picture shows pharaoh holding foreigners by hair and about to kill.

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