L is for Lower Egypt
Ancient Egypt was split into two areas: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt was the area of the Nile Delta; between Memphis and the Mediterranean coast.
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- Lower Egypt was densely inhabited early on. It was ultimately divided into 17 Nomes (sections), each with its own distinct tribe.
- It is thought that ancient Egyptian religion was evolved in this region.
- Lower Egypt was more open to attack than Upper Egypt, because of the open sea to the north, and the empty desert to the west. Eventually Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt joined because of this.
- Archaeological evidence suggests that culture spread up the Nile Valley, from Lower Egypt to Upper Egypt, rather than the other way around.