Because in every summer the Nile River would flood for a season and when the flood was over it would leave a field of fertile soil.
Monday, December 15, 2008
A group of farmers prepared a field for planting. A line of men loosened the soil with wooden hoes. Behind them were men scattering seeds into the soil- burying them out of sight of hungry birds, so that the seeds can begin to sprout.
The cows would give meat, milk and leather. Cows also pulled the carts and plows while donkeys carried sacks of grain and trampled cereal ears to remove their grains.. Sheep and goats gave meat, wool and hides. Geese, ducks and hens gave eggs and meat. Pigs were also kept as meat.