Human Legacy Course/Nile Civilizations (5000 BC - 300 AD)

The Nile is the longest river in the world. In addition to this geographic distinction, it is also known as the site of one of the world’s earliest civilizations—ancient Egypt. Egypt, the land of pyramids and pharaohs, is certainly the most famous civilization of the Nile, but it was not the only one. South of Egypt, in the region called Nubia, other civilizations grew and made great cultural advances of their own.

The belief systems of the ancient Egyptians shaped many elements of their culture. In this week, you will learn about Egyptian beliefs and how they led the Egyptians to build pyramids as tombs for their rulers.

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