Nile River Dbq Essay

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The Nile river was the source of life in ancient Egypt and still is today. The Nile is in the middle of two plots of land called the “Black Land” and the “Red Land”. The “Black Land“ as it is known for its fertile soils, hugs the Nile, and the “Red Land” is a desert area just beyond the Nile. There are 2 branches of the river called the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana. The White Nile begins with the waters that flow into and then out of Lake Victoria. The deserts in Egypt are very dry. The Nile river is the longest river in the world and the main water source that everyone in Egypt relies on in such an extreme environment. Without it, there would be almost nothing in Egypt. The Nile river strongly affected the …show more content…

This is because the Nile helped with farming, freshwater, and trading. The Egyptians built irrigation canals to bring water from the Nile in order to farm. They also used the water for drinking, washing, and more. It is shown in Document B how the cities are near the river. This made it easier for the Egyptians to travel to other cities and trade with them. Because of this, the Nile is called the “Super Highway of Egypt.” Without the Nile, it would be extremely hard to live in that area of Egypt. It is clear in Document B how most cities are closer to the Nile than away from it. In the desert, there are no other cities or any people. This shows how the Nile river was so important to the Egyptians. Without it, they can’t survive. Also, the people in Ancient Egypt were well protected by their surroundings. Document B shows how there were deserts on both sides of the Nile, up north they had the Mediterranean Sea and a cataract (a bumpy rapid) which made it hard for the invaders to invade. Egypt would not be the same without the Nile river. The Nile was very critical to the Egyptian farming and transportation system as

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