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Egypt

Ancient Egypt was located in Africa along the Nile River.  It was divided into two regions; Upper Egypt & Lower Egypt. 
 
The people developed a system of writing called hieroglyphics.  You can read more about writing and scribes by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. 
 
The Nile River was very important to the Egyptians survival.  Farmers were able to control the flooding of the river by building canals and other irrigation systems.  The farmers grew many crops; including wheat and barley using wooden plows drawn by cows.  Farmers were required to give as much as half of their harvested products to the pharaoh as a tax.  This was called tribute. 
 
The pharaoh was the supreme ruler of all in Egypt.  He or she was also seen as a god or goddess.  The people in Egypt believed in more than one god; so they practiced polytheism.  Click here to see the levels of people in Egypt. 
 
Egyptian history is divided into three time periods called kingdoms:  Old, Middle, and New.  You can read about these by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.  
 
Egyptians are famously known for making mummies to preserve dead bodies.  Use the link below to learn more about the mummification process and other Egyptian topics.