Today, please read pages 55-58 and do the following in your notes:
- Explain why the Nile valley (especially the Faiyum) was so essential to early Egyptian civilization.
- Explain how surrounding geography aided Egypt’s growth.
- Briefly trace key events and changes in the history of the Old Kingdom.
- Explain why Imhotep was so crucial to Egypt. (By the way, Imhotep is mentioned in the film the Mummy and the game Civilization. The movie is horribly inaccurate; the game is not).
At the 40 minute mark, we will watch a video about the early years of Egyptian civilization: http://www.learn360.com/ShowVideo.aspx?SearchText=egypt+engineering&lid=4933462&ID=235885