Explain Why The Nile Is A Lifesaver

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Why the Nile, Is a Lifesaver

Ever wonder how Egyptians got their fresh resources without going to a store and buying them like we do now? Well, during time where you couldn’t go to stores. Egyptians used the Nile River, the Nile River is the world’s longest rivers located in Egypt. The Nile flows 4258 miles northward to the Mediterranean Sea and flows through many parts of Africa, such as Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Egypt, Uganda and Ethiopia. The Nile provided fresh water for Egyptians and all Africans, which helped with planting crops, and staying hydrated. Since the Nile flooded, the flood waters left behind fertile soil, which also helped with planting crops.

Settlement, most Egyptians settled by upper Egypt, as it provided water, food, transportation and great fertile soil for growing food, Ancient Egypt would have survived without the Nile River. Since rainfall is almost non-existent in Egypt, the floods provided the only source of moisture to sustain crops. When Egyptians settled, they experienced flood cycle, a bad flood could drown crops and possibly destroy villages, a low Nile would bring severe drought and cause food shortages. Luckily, the Nile cycle determined the Egyptian calendar, the river set the agricultural cycle of farmers work activity and crop growth and determination whether to plant or grow crops or not which gave them ideas of where they could settle and when to settle. …show more content…

The Nile was apparently the highway of Ancient Egypt. It enabled Egyptians to move goods and people up or downriver. The Egyptian people could move crops from places of plenty to places of famine, which kept the whole society going. River transport also gave craftsmen a chance to sell beyond their local market. In short, the Nile made beginnings of a national economy

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