More than a source of water,
the Nile was bringing life to Egypt. Every year, the river
went out of its bottom bringing new and fertile land to the
Egypt arms` lands.
The people were using the thin mud to
make bricks for the houses. At the South of the muddy delta,
all the everyday life was holding in a tight strip of land
that had hundreds of kilometers in length and never more
than 21 kilometers in width.
Only the soldiers and the
merchants used to walk more than few kilometers away of the
Nile` s shores. An Egypt farm from antiquity had numerous
animals, from cows and goats, to sheep and pigs.
They pulled the
plough, gave milk and helped to the feed and the
fertilization of the soil. A lot of people used to
measure their fortune after the number of the cows
A simple boat from papyrus was all you
needed to row through the mud of the delta or for
short walks up or down the Nile.
Made from trunks of
papyrus or reed, these smooth and simple boats were
cheap and easy to operate. Still, to go up the Nile
or on the edge of the coast, bigger boats were needed.
commercial expeditions, the skilled workers
built fast boats that could bring big
quantities and also could compete with the
pirates. Every year the farmers begun to
work the lands in October when the waters of
the Nile fell after the floods.
today Egyptian farmers, they used to plant corn,
barley, vegetal plants, with simple ploughs from
Before the waters coming back, lately in the
summer, all the members of a family worked many hard
hours to collect the crop by their hands.
Visiting the villages situated on the Nile` s shore,
is like you would step into the past.Every morning
you can see the people washing their clothes,
swimming or bathing in the river, just like their
forefathers, thousands of years ago.
The people still use old tools to irrigate the lands and a
boat is still the best way to travel through Egypt. Today,
the Egypt farms produce one of the highest rice yields in
the world. This, with the help of the IRRI (the
International Rice Research Institute) and of the Egypt` s
If you travel to Egypt and want to
feel the atmosphere of a farm, then you should try the Amar
Sinai Resort, situated in Sharm El-Sheikh. Beside the sports
and the amusement: pool, pool for children, balcony, private
transportation with a bus to the beach, on a distance of 2
kilometers, diving possibilities, snorkeling, riding, a walk
with the camel, safari in desert, volley, billiard, table
tennis, the hotel has something unique: a typical Egypt
farm! The farm has houses and gardens, restaurant, with mini
zoo. The tourists can have breakfast at farm. In the evening
disco, night club and mini club for kids are organized.