Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East for nearly 3,000 years, from 3100 BC to 332 BC. The River Nile’s predictable flooding along with controlled irrigation systems allowed for flourishing agriculture (primarily wheat and barley) and large food surpluses, and subsequently, denser populations, and much social, cultural and… Continue reading Ancient Egypt

Library of Alexandria

The Library of Alexandria was a center of learning in ancient Egypt. The library was constructed in 3rd century BC during the reign of King Ptolemy II of Egypt. The founding of the library is credited to Demetrius of Phaleron, who was an Athenian politician that sought refuge in the court of King Ptolemy II… Continue reading Library of Alexandria