January 25, 2012

Ancient Egyptian Nile River | Location , Course , Sources and Aswan Dam

The Nile River : ( The Egyptian Nile River ) - The longest river in the world

ancient Egypt Nile river
The Egyptian line is the longest river in the world . It's - 4130 Miles - 6650 km , The Egyptian Nile Runs through 10 Countries from middle to south Africa   ( Uganda  , Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo , Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya,  Sudan and Egypt )

Map of the Egyptian Nile Course

Now we will speak about Egyptian Nile river as Question and Answer

Why has Nile name ? 
This name came from Greek Language : Neilos

Where is the River Nile?
The Egyptian Nile River in Africa  the source of the Egyptian Nile  Bururi Province and Burundi Egyptian river runs in 10 African countries .  Click here to see more than 10 Egyptian Nile maps.


Egyptian Nile has a two Sources ? 
Yes , There are two Niles  White Nile and Blue Nile come from middle and east Africa

The Blue Nile is smaller than White Nile  , but because of losses along the way the it only contributes about 15% to the flow of the combined Nile. The Blue Nile, rising in Ethiopia, contributes about 85% to the flow of the Nile that passes through Egypt to the Mediterranean.

Was the Nile River important to the Ancient Egyptians  ? - help them in farming
yes of Course

Old people in Egypt say “ Nile is god’s Gift “ and “ Egypt is Nile’s Gift “ so “Egypt is Allah Gift “ , The Ancient Egyptian civilization or Pharaonic civilization was in Northeastern Africa along lower reaches of a river of Nile .

The secret of ancient Egypt successful story is the Nile ; The Nile River Valley is excellent earth to give the ancient Egyptian surplus corps because the floods come from the Nile.


What was the Ancient Egyptian called there Earth ?
The Ancient Egyptian called there land sometimes  Black Land : because a lot of floods comes from Nile and other time called it Red Land because the color of the Egyptian desert .

When did the Nile flood? ( akhet time) and Why ?
The River Nile flooded every year between June and September

Melting snow and heavy summer rain in the Ethiopian Mountains sent a torrent of water causing the banks of the River Nile in Egypt to overflow on the flat desert land.

But now The Egyptian Nile not flood because the Egyptian built Aswan Dam in the 1960's the annual flood from 1970 till now was controlled

Aswan High Dam
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