Along a narrow strip of fertile land bordering the mighty Nile River, the ancient Egyptians fashioned a complex, successful civilization that endured for more than three millennia. Through thoughtful narrative supported by fully documented quotes, this title begins with A Brief History of Ancient Egypt and then examines these questions: How Did the Nile River Make Egyptian Civilization Possible? How Did an Agrarian Society Build One of the World's Most Enduring Structures? How Did Religious Beliefs Shape Egyptian Views of Life and Death? How Did Cleopatra Contribute to Ancient Egypt's Final Fall?