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Egyptian civilization formed along the Nile river and the earliest traces ofhuman life in that region are from the Paleolithic Age Old Stone Age about300000 BC at the very edges of the Nile Valley Beyond on both sides of theriver the land was and still is desertAt that time the people moved from place to place ate berries roots andany animals they could find but stood close to their lifeline the Nile The landsalong the Nile were rich enough to be farmed so over time the people started togrow crops They found ways to store the yearly floodwaters and then use themfor the dry seasons The farmers learned to lift water out of the Nile or wells andsend it across the fields through a system of canals In order for all of this towork out they had to work together no one could do any of it alone So as thefarmers and people began to cooperate an organization began to grow Theyfound leaders among them who directed the work A form of governmentdeveloped and due to that they soon began to build cities to manufacturethings in time to trade with their neighbors That is how it all started Over aperiod from 3100 BC to 332 BC they grew in culture arts religion scienceThe early Egyptian people grew food by the Nile and lived mainly byhunting for meat fishing and gathering wild plants They kept a small number ofcattle sheep or goats and grew a few crops Their crops were flax barley anda primitive kind of wheat called emmer They got the sheep and goats from themiddle east and their crops too Farming provided most of the food and helpedtheir population grow Later on in time the basic diet of the ordinary people wasbread and beer The wealthier ones ate more meat and drank wine instead ofThe most common clothes women wore were tunic dresses Those weremade by folding a rectangle of cloth in half sewing
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