Gold of the Pharaohs

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It grows today along both riverbanks all the way from the delta to the dam. Ancient Rome had a Republican form of government, which is also called a representative democracy. A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. The Nile provided food, soil, water, and transportation for the Egyptians. Where do most people in Egypt live today? Egyptian troops were drafted into the military, unlike today’s volunteered soldiers. “Recruiting” agents were sent from village to village to look for young, able-bodied men, who had not be conscripted or drafted, to help defend them in times of combat.

Pages: 224

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang; 1st edition (April 1997)

ISBN: 2879391172

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