The Story of Mankind Characters

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Egyptians

Egyptians were some of the first inhabitants of the world who formed a civilization. The Egyptians lived in the Nile Valley, where the river helped to ensure the people had clean water, food, and lush, fertile ground. The Egyptians were farmers, and developed complicated irrigation systems to keep the land fertile. They also developed buildings that were much more complex and architecturally sound than previous populations. The Egyptians also developed a calendar to mark the seasons, and clocks to mark the hours of the day. Further, the Egyptians developed the art of writing through the use of hieroglyphs. These individuals also began to question the world around them in a way other civilizations did not. As a result, certain individuals became more learned than others, and served as teachers to the population. These were known as priests, and they began to preach to the populations about the gods...

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