The Nile, is the longest river in the world, and is located in northeastern Africa. Its principal source is Lake Victoria, in east central Africa. The Nile flows north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, with a total distance of 5584 km. From its remotest headstream in Burundi, the river is 6671 km long. The river basin covers an area of more than 3,349,000 sq km.
The first civilizations to appear in history started on a river valley or in a place where resources are numerous and example of these are in India where Indus river is found and Tigris where Euphrates is found and many other places (cradles of civilization). The Nile is the longest river in the world, cuts a swath of green and life through the bareness of the giant Sahara desert in northern Africa. It is almost 4160 miles long from its remotest head stream, the Lavironza river in Burundi, in central Africa to its delta on the Mediterranean sea north east of Egypt. The river flows northward and drain 1100100 square miles, about tenth the size of Africa, passing through ten African countries. It has many tributaries but there are two main ones: the White Nile fed by lake Victoria and the Blue Nile coming from Ethiopian mountains.
The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It has two main parts, the White Nile ( Upper Egypt ) in Sudan and the Blue Nile ( Lower Egypt ) in the Ethiopian Highlands. The Nile River is 4,160 miles (6694.871 kilometers) long and meets with the Mediterranean Sea. In Egypt alone, the Nile River is 660 miles (1062.17 kilometers ) long, moving through Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. About ninety-six percent of Egypt is blazing hot desert called “ Red Land ” and the remaining four percent is rich, fertile soil called “ Black Land ” because of annual floods that occur over the local farmers’ soil.
This paper will examine Ancient Egypt’s relation with the Nile River and the trade and commerce that secured it as one of the greatest nations in history (Baines, 2002). The Ancient Egyptian economy was known as a command economy, by which most of the economic actives were controlled by the central bureaucracy. Under the Roman rule, public works was still a major undertaken which involved many workers and administrators to complete its inner working. Many of the canals and waterways used by the Ancient Egyptian were built by abundances of slave labor and maintained throughout Roman-Greek rule of Egypt("The ancient Egyptian economy", n.d.). The Nile River was the backbone of Egypt’s existence and culture, giving the Egyptians a strategic advantage over their neighboring landlocked countries.
History of Egypt The rich history of Egypt is tied very closely with the Nile River’s fertile banks and existence as a source of water. Flowing south to north, this massive river has had a tremendous impact on agriculture, transportation, religion, migration of populations, and culture as a whole. The narrow Nile Valley as well as the surrounding deserts provided defense and isolation from the arising cultures of the time. Over many centuries, the rainfall has affected the levels of flooding on the Nile and therefore the way in which the Egyptians had to live. This region is rich with cultural and historical records of the ongoing relationship of culture and society with the environment and the Nile.
How the Nile River Shaped Ancient Egypt Do you know the name of the mighty, 4,160-mile-long river that runs through eastern Africa? If you guessed the Nile, then yes, you are correct. But other than setting the record of being the longest natural river in the world, the Nile has been of great importance to the people of Ancient Egypt. In fact, without the Nile River, Ancient Egypt as we know it today would never have existed! Therefore, the Nile River shaped life in Ancient Egypt through economy, religion, and government.
The Nile River had great influence on Ancient Egyptian culture. The Nile is the longest river in the world, that is located in Africa, was the source of livelihood for the ancient Egyptians as it was used for trade and hunting, as well as, drinking and fishing. It was also used for bathing and other hygiene purposes. It was the source of Ancient Egypt’s wealth, treasures, and the greatest arteries supplied the land with blessings and drown ancient Egyptians in various graces through the ages as the emitter of life in Egypt and the source of its existence, because it watered ancient Egyptian’s lands. The Nile had the greatest impact on timeless civilization that originated on it in the past ages, the Nile held oldest civilization immortalized in history.
The Nile River Valley was an Egyptian ancient civilization. It began when the Nile River attracted Stone Age farmers. Soon, more farmers, traders and nomads were inhabiting the land and it became a civilization. The river became very populated and people were able to colonize into Egypt and surrounding territories. The Nile River had lots of floods.
Egypt 2 Egypt is a very important trade country to its surroundings. Egypt has one of the most interesting rivers in the world called the Nile River. Its is three hundred and eighty-six thousand square miles four times the size of the British Isles. (Wilkins Frances 1999.). Approximately the size of Texas and New Mexico put together There year of independence is 1922.
Egypt is a big rich historical country in northeast Africa, its included in the region known as the middle east and its capital Cairo. Ancient Egypt which is commonly known for its rich cultural heritage has undergone several cultural changes from pre-historic times. This paper will explore burial practices and artifacts associated with those practices. The physical body was preserved properly because of the believe in afterlife which was an important funerary practice. The land of Egypt produced four major physical regions: Nile Valley, Nile Delta, Western desert and Eastern Desert.