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Chapter 7, Lesson 1, The Gift of the Nile (pp. 186-190)

I. The Geography of the Nile

II. The Union of Two Lands

    A. Legend says that around 3100 B.C., Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt became one kingdom under King Menes, who founded the first Egyptian dynasty.

    B. Ancient Egyptian history began around 3000 B.C. and is divided into three major periods.

    C. In the 1,000 years before Egypt's written history began, Egyptians learned to farm, formed governments, and invented hieroglyphic writing.

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