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CLIP 3958

How Ancient Egyptians depended on the River Nile

How Ancient Egyptians depended on the River Nile

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Key Info
  • How Ancient Egyptians depended on the River Nile
  • Duration: 02:42
  • In Ancient times the River Nile burst its banks, as a torrent of water came down from the hills of Ethiopia. This flood water was rich with earth and, as it settled, the Egyptians used it for farming. They also used the Nile to trade, travelling up and down, as well as fishing and hunting. See paintings, carvings and models as evidence of this.
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  • Keywords: farming, flood, river, Nile, Egypt, Egyptians, Egyptian life, PyramidInTheNameOfTheKing, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to start a discussion about the importance of the Nile and the impact it had on the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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