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5000 BCE (ca.)

Timeline Type: 
GAH
Timeline Era: 
1492-1600
Timeline Entry Description: 
Egyptian agriculturalists develop irrigation and animal husbandry to transform the lower Nile Valley. The rise in the food supply generates a rapidly increasing population. Agricultural surpluses and growing wealth allow specialization including glass making, pottery, metallurgy, weaving, woodworking, leather making, and masonry.
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