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19 06, 2017

Ancient Egyptian science – Pyramids and papyrus

By |2019-07-07T00:13:49-07:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Science|0 Comments

Ancient Egyptian science: Nilometer on Elephantine Island (Nile Valley Tours) Scientists in ancient Egypt Egypt was the richest part of Africa. So Egyptians could afford to educate a lot of people. With all that education, there were a lot of scientists in ancient Egypt. These Egyptian scientists were especially interested in medicine, engineering, [...]

14 06, 2017

When was the First Intermediate Period? – Ancient Egypt

By |2019-06-09T07:10:59-07:00June 14th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Environment, History|0 Comments

First Intermediate Period: a time of climate crisis? A Nilometer on Elephantine Island (Nile Valley Tours) - This ancient Egyptian device measured how high the Nile floods were each year. The Old Kingdom collapses The end of the Old Kingdom, around 2100 BC, seems to have been caused by a major climate change.  [...]