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date: 11 August 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Jason ThompsonJason THOMPSON

Africa’s Nile River allowed Egypt to emerge, beginning from the sixth millennia bce, as one of the world’s first hydraulic civilizations. Building canals and dikes, Egypt developed a redistributive economy and a complexly ordered, unified society under one king by 2950 bce. Even as a part of other empires in other eras, Egypt became an icon of Western civilization, with a distinctive artistic canon recognizable today by the general public ...

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