The Nile River flows north through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.
Yearly floods bring soil rich in nutrients to the Nile Valley.
The majority of the people in Egypt live in the fertile areas around
the Nile River. This narrow band of farmland is usually less than 24 miles
wide! The areas away from the river are desert lands where few humans live. These
deserts (deshrets) kept Egypt isolated allowing the civilization to flourish
for more than 3,000 years.
Attention Junior Cartographers!
Help complete the map of Egypt. After printing this page, color fertile areas
along the Nile green, large bodies of water blue, and deserts tan. Major landmarks,
such as the pyramids and temples, also need to be added. Using the information
within Pyramid Power,
place these structures near the city where they were built.