Egypt nile








Egypt Nile


Egypt Nile


The presence of The Nile influenced the history of Egypt which would have been a desert (like the Libyan, Arab and Nubian ones) but due to the Nile an antique developed culture was born.

The fertile land of the Nile Valley made possible the development of the agriculture through its floods and through the transported mud the fertility of the soil was improved. The Existence of the Nile favored the building of the pyramids from the North Egypt through the water transportation of the huge stone blocks that were in the South Egypt. The Egyptians loved the Nile.

Egypt Nile


This was their source of life. They were anxious every year waiting its floods, and more, they prayed that the Nile` s waters to get to their houses.

Why? Because the Nile, after its retirement of the waters, used to let a mud that it was very fertile. This was helping the agriculture very much. But the Nile was also very useful to something else.

It was a very good professor for the Egyptians. It taught them how to canalize the waters of the Nile to the hills and that` s how they built some ingenious things like the Archimedes` spiral.




Observing the stars in order to observe the date of the floods` beginning, they gat strong knowledge of astronomy, and because the water and the hills had to be exactly measured to calculate the water` s canalization, they established the basics of geometry.


The old Egyptians have been monitoring the Nile` s floods for thousands of years.


They observed that the Nile increases its waters when the most shinny star on the sky, Sirius, appears in the sky, in the middle of July, in the noon, after a long period when it could not be seen.


The Egyptians knew from the old times that the waters had to remain only a certain period of time on hills. The rest was canalized forward, and if there it still was too much water, the process was repeated.

They also knew that the Nile was a very good way of communication. Early, they started to build ships with which they travel over the Nile.



The Nile`s waters as well as the wells, canals and lakes was used in purification, washing and rituals. In the ancient Egypt there were some goddesses and gods associated with the river Nile that were worshiped. The Nile` s principal god was Hapy, also called Hapy, the gods1 father. He was represented as a male with belly and full breast, painted blue or black, and as a symbol of the fertility offered by Nile to Egypt.




Hapy was represented holding fruits, fish, flowers, vegetables and fowl. The crocodile-god Sobek was other Nile` s god, worshiped in Kom, Esna, Faiyum and Ombo. Khnum was the god of the flooding and of the inundation; he was ram-headed and worshiped at Aswan. His wife was Satet, also a goddess. The water` s goddess was Heket, a frog represented close to Khnum.



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