Ancient Egypt Map

In class you received two maps: an ancient map of the Nile Valley, and a modern map of the Middle East. Your job is to label both of them according to the directions. Shade all water in blue. On the ancient map, shade the land according to how it looks on Google Earth. On the modern map, either shade or outline the different countries in different colors (like in the atlas).

Open your atlas to page 115 (Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East) and look closely at the areas of Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Syria, Libya, and Lebanon.

On the ancient map, label the following places clearly, then copy the list of places on the back. Be sure your map has your name on it!

Water
Mediterranean Sea
Red Sea
Dead Sea
Nile River
Euphrates River
Tigris River

First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Cataracts


Cities
Alexandria
Giza
Memphis
Thebes


Territories
Anatolia
Palestine
Syria
Mesopotamia
Lower Egypt
Upper Egypt
Nubia


Here's a blank map of the ancient Nile Valley area

Here's what your map should look like when completed

We also worked on a modern map using the Mediterranean map on page 115 in the Atlas. Be sure to outline and shade the water blue (including Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates Rivers). Then, either outline or shade the countries in different colors. You don't have to stress about labeling the smallest countries if you don't have room.


Here's the blank modern map we labeled in class

Your finished map should look similar to this one.



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