Ancient Egyptians lived throughout the Nile River valley and delta, shielded on all sides by deserts, seas, mountains and rapids. To the east, a small desert separates the river valley from the Red Sea, while the Sahara ... More »

The natural barriers that protected Egypt from invasion were the Mediterranean Sea that borders the country to the north, the numerous rapids and waterfalls, known as cataracts, that formed the upper southern section of ... More »

Ancient Egyptians used Nile river silt to grow crops and to create pottery. One of the most common types of pottery made in ancient Egypt is called Nile silt ware, and was made from Nile river clay. The pottery turned a ... More »

The natural barriers that protected Egypt from invasion were the Mediterranean Sea that borders the country to the north, the numerous rapids and waterfalls, known as cataracts, that formed the upper southern section of ... More »

Ancient Egyptians used coins for money, as well as a system to denote values for valuable medals like copper, silver and gold. Coins were first used by the society in 500 BC. More »

Ancient Egyptians spoke Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language. The language originated around 3400 B.C. and continued, in various forms, until the Arab conquest in the 7th century. The national language in modern Egypt is E... More »

Khufu ruled in the first half of the period known as the Old Kingdom, during which time Egypt consisted of the Nile River region and the area along the river south to Elephantine. This places the southern tip of Khufu’s ... More »

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