Your cart is empty

Shop

Quantity: 0

Total: 0,00

Ancient agriculture in the Nile Valley

Ancient agriculture in the Nile Valley

Ancient Egypt was called the ‘gift of the Nile’, since the river played an important role in the rise of Egyptian civilisation.

History

Keywords

Nile, agriculture, Gift of the Nile, intensive farming, irrigation agriculture, irrigation system, water-lifting device, shadoof, antiquity, crop, lifestyle, Africa, Egypt, flood, channel, co-operation, calendar, communities

Related items

Ancient Egyptian house

An average Egyptian dwelling consisted of regularly arranged rooms.

Clothing in ancient Egypt

Inhabitants of ancient Egypt wore characteristic clothes and jewellery.

Egyptian Pharaoh and his wife (2nd millennium BC)

Egyptian Pharaohs were respected as gods, they were lords of life and death.

Oasis

Oases are areas in deserts where water is available.

Ancient Egyptian deities

Ancient Egyptians worshipped a large number of gods and goddesses.

Archimedes’ screw (3rd century BC)

The screw pump commonly attributed to Archimedes made irrigation much more effective

Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC)

The outcome of one of the greatest battles in the history of the ancient East (fought by the Egyptians and Hittites) was indecisive.

Legendary ancient empires

Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.

Measuring time

The first calendars and time-measuring instruments were already used by ancient Eastern civilisations.

Mesopotamian inventions (3rd millennium BC)

These tools, revolutionary even in their simplicity, are still in use today.

Pyramid of Djoser (Saqqara, 27th century BC)

The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone helped to solve the mystery of hieroglyphics.

Ancient Egyptian sailing boat

The river and marine sailing boats of ancient Egypt were one-masted, oared boats

Egyptian Pyramids (Giza, 26th century BC)

The Giza Necropolis is the only one of the Ancient wonders still intact.

Farming techniques

Farming techniques evolved with the development of human civilisation in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age.

Syrian water wheels (City of Hama, 13th century)

Medieval Syrian water wheels were used to convey water to distant areas.

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.

Tutankhamun’s tomb (14th century BC)

One of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century was the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh.

Added to your cart.