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Where the water – there is life

Man needs home, food, clothing, fire, water – these are the main conditions of existence. The house can be built of logs, if there’s a forest, lay stone or brick, Vilalonga from clay and dried in the sun as four and a half thousand years ago did the Sumerians, or just how the most ancient people, to find a cave and live in it. No clothes at all you can do, when it’s warm outside, so went many ordinary citizens of Ancient Egypt. You can sew clothes from the skins of dead animals on the hunt, weaving cloth from the fibers of plants (cotton, flax) and wrap it or tie goat hair. Food you can get on the hunt, to catch in the sea, the river, to pick some from the trees, to gather in the woods, digging up from the soil, to grow in the field and in the garden. Fire in the field receive when they struck a spark from the wreckage of flint or by rubbing each other dry pieces of wood, as this could even primitive people.

But where to get water if there is none? If not near a river, lake, spring, then dies every life. And hunting then don’t go, and in the field nothing grows, not to mention the fact that if there is no pond, the fish will not produce. But full of fish, crabs, clams, sea salt will not save a man because of drinking he needs fresh water. Only three days can people live without fresh water, and he himself more than 80% of it. So, water for life – the most important thing. Petomane nothing surprising in the fact that the most ancient civilization of mankind arose on the banks of the great rivers. Egypt – on the Nile, Sumerian Kingdom, in the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Indian States on the Indus, the Kingdom of the ancient Chinese Yin – the yellow river. But they appeared not at once, after all, primitive people settled near rivers, and States are not created. The first States appeared only when man learned to till the soil and use locally grown fruits. Then near the great rivers and fields turned green the first, collected the first harvest, there on fat meadows were grazed first herds of domesticated animals, and humans were able to build a reliable house is protected from the weather and enemies, and not have to go anywhere because everything you need you can get hard without leaving darling for a long time of reliable walls. The civilization of Ancient Egypt is considered by most historians the most ancient. Her age is more than four and a half millennia. So say the stones of the Egyptian pyramids – the most ancient buildings of humanity preserved on the earth until the present day. Majestic and silent witnesses of thousands of years, until now they stand in the endless Sands the sun-scorched arid desert. Anhydrous? But how then to be with the main condition of life?

It’s very simple – the pyramids were built not for the living. Egyptian pyramid is a house, a castle, a small world the Lord deceased, but the dead don’t need water. Here is stone and rock in hot Sands, where there is almost no place for life. And settled the first inhabitants the first nation on the shores of large, deep rivers.

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