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Book: First Civilizations

Chapter: 10 Egypt: the Black Land

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.18676


The first chapter of the section dealing with Egypt starts with a discussion of the importance of the Nile river, without which the area would never have spawned one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. Topics covered include:
- the riverine systems of Egypt and Mesopotamia
- geography and climate
- transportation on the Nile
- the development of early Egypt
- the Mesopotamian connection
- the rediscovery of ancient Egypt
- the Rosetta Stone
- Egyptology
- the unification of Egypt
- the Palette of Narmer
- the early dynastic period

Chapter Contributors

  • Robert Chadwick ( - book-auth-70) 'Bishop's University'