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Essay :- What elements of the New Kingdom Egypt economy ensured Egypt was a rich and powerful empire?

New Kingdom Egypt had a significant and prosperous economy that other empires relied on due to the contributing factors such as them finding out how the Nile works, having structured source of government, Nubian gold minds provided them with gold other nations were entirely jealous of lastly barter system and trade system were successful. In this essay I will be discussing contributing factors that impacted new kingdoms empire.

Transport was needed for goods to be sold for trade to villages and towns. The Nile made this happen and therefore greatly impacted Egypt’s economy. The Nile was a transport mechanism that transported good in-between ports such as grain, Stones such as limestone and quarries were transported along the Nile on barges. A source of evidence that shows this is Hatsheput’s mortuary temple, that features a scene of obelisks being transported from Aswan to Thebes. This made Egpyt a well known, dominant econmy.

The economy heavily relied on the agriculture that the inundation from the Nile brought to the Egyptians. There were three distinct seasons that helped the agriculture, the first one was the season of Akhet which was when the river flooded, the second season was Peret that the waters would leave a black silt for ploughing and sowing the crops that was very fertile and lastly, the season of Shemu which were when the crops were harvest and stored in granaries. The crops that were harvest were grain, including barley, which contributed to making bread and beer. Fruit and Vegetables were also produced. Irrigation was necessary therefore the New Kingdom Egyptians invented a mechanism called the shaduf. A source of evidence for this are the scenes that are found in tombs of the officials of the annual agricultural cycle. The animals…...

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