February 16, 2012

Ancient Egypt Nile River map | valley, facts, importance and pictures

River Nile is the longest river in the world, stretching north to about 4000 kilometers from east Africa to the Mediterranean Sea. Studies have shown that the Nile river (Iteru, that is, simply, River, as it is called the Egyptians) carefully changed its area and size over millions of years. The Nile River flows from the mountains in the south to the Mediterranean Sea north, and the Egyptians traveling to other lands to comment on the flow of "incorrect" from the other rivers. For example, a text of Tuthmosis I in Nubian describes the great Euphrates River as the "inverted water that goes in the direction of the river upstream will."

Ancient Egypt Nile River
Three rivers flowed into the Nile south and thus served as its sources: the Arbara Blue Nile, and White Nile. In the southern part between Khartoum and Aswan, land which was called Nubia, the River passes through formations of difficult igneous rock, caused in a series of rapids, or cataracts, which form a organic and natural border to the south. Between the first and second cataracts lay Lower Nubia, and between the second and 6th} cataracts lay Upper Nubia.

Along most of its length through Egypt, the Nile has scoured a massive gorge and wide in the desert plateau. At Aswan north of the first cataract of the Nile River is smooth surface and it's deeper. Downstream of Aswan on the Nile flows north to Armant before taking a sharp turn, called the Qena. From Armant to Hu, the Nile extends about a hundred and eighty kilometers and divides the narrow valley south of the broad valley in the north.

Southern Egypt, thus being upstream, is called Upper Egypt, and northern Egypt, being downstream and in the delta, is called Lower Egypt. In addition to the Valley and Delta, the Nile also divided Egypt in the deserts of the East and West.

The Nile Valley is a canyon running 660 miles long with a floodplain occupies 4,250 square miles. The delta covers some 8,500 square miles and is bordered in its coastal regions by sand dunes , lakes and wetlands, lagoons

The Delta accounted for sixty three percent of the colonized location of Egypt, extending about two hundred kilometers from north to south and about four hundred kilometers from west to east. While nowadays the Nile River flows through the delta and in two main branches, the Damietta and Rosetta, in ancient periods, there were three main channels, known as water meadow, the water and water of Ptah Amon. In classic Roman-orGraeco, they were called the Pelusiac the Sebennytic, and Canopic branches. There were also subsidiary branches or artificially cut channels.

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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

The nile now is a home to cruses, i wish it wasn't so full, but who can blame them, with the demonstrations!

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