Flashcards in unit 2 lesson 1 Deck (11)
the average weather of a region
holy spirit, set apart
The middle east is known as
“crossroads of the world,”
The middle east is located?
The middle east is located on the intersection of three continents: Africa, Southwest Asia, and the small section of Europe across from the narrow strait, the Dardanelles in Turkey.
The major landforms in the region include?
A peninsula, deserts, and mountain ranges.
The major deserts include?
The major deserts include the Sahara of North Africa, the Rub-al Khali and the Nafud of Saudi Arabia, the Sinai of Egypt, the Negev of Israel, and the Dasht-i-Kavir of Iran.
Over 80% of the land area is?
Over 80% of the land area is dry and barren.
Like the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Nile River provided the most essential resource to an ancient people?
Like the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the Nile River provided the most essential resource to an ancient people—water. To the ancient Egyptians, “Egypt was the gift of the Nile.”
The Nile River was called?
The Nile River was called “Iteru” by the ancient Egyptians. Iteru means “big river.“ The Nile flows north from central Africa and is considered the longest river in the world. In places it is 12 miles wide.
One of the most important attributes of the Nile was?
One of the most important attributes of the Nile was its annual flooding. Waters rich in fertile soil would overflow its banks in September and October. The rich soil that was deposited made farming possible in Egypt’s desert climate. In the Nile Delta, the rich topsoil reaches nearly 70 feet deep.