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date: 21 August 2019

Egypt 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
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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