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The Nile River

The Nile River


The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world. The river flows from south to north through Eastern Africa. Its sources are Lake Victoria and Lake Tana. Then the river flows for 6,600 kilometers(4,100 miles) until it reaches the Nile Delta, a delta that flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

The River Nile is technically split up into two parts: the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The Blue Nile starts at lake Tana, eventually merging with the White Nile creating the Nile River. The Blue Nile is 907 miles while the White Nile is 2,299 miles. The White Nile comes from Lake Victoria, a lake bigger than Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. These two smaller rivers play a big role in Egypt’s source of freshwater.

The Nile provides freshwater for the people of Egypt. The Nile Delta is important because of the fertile soil there which can provide crops. It is also important because it provided hunting and fishing in the delta. Communities started to pop up around Egypt because the Nile provided trade with places in the Middle East, allowing Egyptians to easily become rich. Some things that are traded along the nile are textiles and clothing. The Nile plays an important role in Ancient Egypt’s economy, as well as food and water.

In my opinion, the Nile plays an important role in Ancient Egypt’s history because of how it provided trade, food, and water. The trade helped some farmers get rich through selling food. The Nile river played a very important role in my opinion.

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