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.
I've just realised I've never had someone explain where Lower Egypt was before and I've been thinking about it backwards all this time. Thank you for educating me :)ReplyDelete
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I always have to remind myself that Lower Egypt is above Upper Egypt on the map :) I didn't know that Lower Egypt was the cradle of the Egyptian religion, though.ReplyDelete
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I didn't even know it was split into two areas.ReplyDelete
Lower Egypt was actually the most northern?ReplyDelete
I didn't know the part about the nomes, but it makes sense that they were attacked more. Thanks for all the great information!ReplyDelete
Somehow referring to a place as historically rich as Egypt as upper and lower makes it seem more... not magical. Just me?ReplyDelete
I had no idea Egypt was even split! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is a great example in how geography effects people, something I strive to keep in mind when world building. :)ReplyDelete
So Lower Egypt was the trend setter, eh? That's awesome.ReplyDelete
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I would have thought the spread would have been up to down, not the other way around. That's interesting.ReplyDelete
How great to learn it was spread from lower to upper...the way we're used to society in the past (and even now) you would think it would be the other way around. Very cool!ReplyDelete
Another fascinating insight into Ancient Egypt. Thanks, Laura! :)ReplyDelete
Geography! How important a factor that is in how things develop.ReplyDelete
I love how much of a role geography plays in the development of a civilization! Thanks for another great post!ReplyDelete
I didn't know any of that. I wonder when it was brought together as one.ReplyDelete
There are safety in numbers. No wonder they joined forces.ReplyDelete
How interesting. I wonder why it was split? Lower Egypt sounds like it was the place to be, being the cradle of culture and religion and all that. Overlooking the whole "it's more dangerous" part, that is.ReplyDelete