The Importance of Nile River in Egypt Civilization

The Nile River has played extremely important role in life of ancient Egypt. It is the longest river in the world with 6695 kilometers long (4184 miles). It flooded the lands of Egypt and left behind black sediment which made it easy for people to grow plants alongside the banks of the Nile.

It is also worshiped as a god, Hapi, who come to existence in frog. According to the history, Egyptians have tried to unite the Nile valley under their rule by occupying the Sudan during the time in power of Queen Sheb and because they believed that one day the Nile’s waters would no longer reach their land, and the flow Nile was so unpredictable, something had to have been affecting it


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