Nile, like many rivers, has seasons of flooding. During the
floods the water overflows its riverbanks and soaks the surrounding
land with rich fertile nutrients. The result is a fabulous
region for growing food.This ability to grow food allowed
the early pharaohs of Egypt to trade all over the world. Egypt
created a civilization
that stood from 2700 BC, for 30 dynasties,
until they were overtaken by the Greeks and Romans around
built huge cities and great structures that would be hard
to create with all our modern cranes and motors today. The
Egyptians built pyramids in which to bury their Pharaohs.
studied the stars and seasons to predict weather, dug great
canals, and built big ships to trade with other civilizations
on the Mediterranean Sea.