ANCIENT EGYPT:
LAND OF THE PHARAOHS (3100 BC)

In Egypt, the mighty river Nile has been providing crop irrigation for millenia.

Over 2,500 years, the Pharaohs were recognized as Gods by the population. The time pharaohs spent preparing for death partially explains the dedication with which they built the great pyramids – in effect giant tombstones – between 2700 and 2200 BC. Incredibly, even today, nobody really knows how they were built. What we do know is that they were extremely tall structures for their time and beyond; the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, built over 4,500 years ago, was the tallest building on Earth until Lincoln Cathedral was completed in England in AD 1311.

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