Egypt—The Gift of the Nile
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
As Sumer was the gift of the Tigris and Euphrates, so Egypt—a ribbon of fertile floodplain 750 miles long but not much more than 15 miles wide—has been called "the gift of the Nile." But the differences between Egypt and Mesopotamia tell us as much as the similarities.