Location: Egypt Length: 22 min.
In the fifth century B.C., Greek historian Herodotus described Egypt as "A land won by the Egyptians and given them by the Nile." The wealth of ancient Egyptian civilization truly derived from the blessed river that moves through the country with the dignity of a Caliph. The rhythm of the river regulated the lives of the people along its banks for millennia. Through images of common everyday activities and stunning ancient monuments, this video describes the natural environment of Egypt and how it shaped the way of life of Egyptian civilization through its classical period.
Copyright 1992 by Educational Video Network
Written by: Marjorie Haw Russell
Executive Producer: George H. Russell
"Egypt: Gift of the Nile" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.
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