THE GREAT NILE RIVER

The Nile River meaning The life for Egypt , It has along its banks the greatest civilizations in history , It has been the lifeblood of Egypt it has been and still is the main factor in transforming the land of Egypt from desert to green paradise .

The Nile is the longest river in the world, It comes from two exporters in central Africa the first source is “White Nile” Which flows from the Great Lakes region Through the following countries: Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and southern Sudan , and the second source is ” Blue Nile ” start from “Tana” Lake in Ethiopia then Sudan then meet the White Nile and the Blue Nile at the Sudanese capital Khartoum And pour into Egypt The last countries of the Great Nile River.

The Nile River , along which most of the people of Egypt live , stretches more than 4000 miles , but the Egyptians only knew about 1000 miles of it , and that was at the height of their empire .

Along the River there is a thin ribbon of land that was nourished by the annual flooding of The Nile , it is lush , and many crops were crown there .

The ribbon varies from a couple miles wide in some places and nonexistent in others . The Egyptians called this place Kemet “The black land ” because of the richness of the soil .This is the land where the mythological Osiris taught mankind to be civilized .

The importance of the Nile River in ancient Egyptians……….

The ancient Egyptians sanctified the River Nile and named it “Hapi” Because the Nile was the basis of their existence and the establishment of their civilization ,They derived their life from the Nile .

The ancient Egyptians learned to calculate the days, years, and seasons of the year . The Nile River contributed to building their ways of thinking , And adapt them to life around the Nile , And the search for solutions to the flood of the Nile .

And the ancient manuscripts are full of legends and tales about the Nile , Which is the symbol of life for the ancient Egyptians , In one of the old texts I mentioned that ” Whoever pollutes the waters of the Nile will be infuriated by the anger of the gods ”

, Herodotus was mentioned in his writings ” Egypt the gift of the Nile ” , Ancient Egyptians used Nile water in agriculture especially in the delta region in the north Which has the most fertile land in Egypt ,

The ancient Egyptians were waiting for the flood of the Nile, which happens once a year , They recorded his days and watched the water level , They determined on the basis of flood the value of taxes that were harvested from farmers .

Ancient Egyptians used the Nile as their primary source of food By fishing , and they built the ships and the boats fro traveling through the Nile ,

really the Nile River is the main reason For the ancient Egyptian civilization And make it one of the greatest civilizations in the world……………. Really ” Egypt the gift of the Nile ” .

Victoria Lake

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