The Nile River
By: Alex Houts
General Uses of the Nile River in Ancient Egypt
- Fertile land for crops
- Building materials
- A connection to Egyptian religion
How is the Egyption religion connected to the Nile River?
Egyptians believed that after someone died they had a after life. After they died, they wanted to keep their bodies preserved for the afterlife. To do that they used water from the Nile and other things. Getting water from the Nile was part of their ceremonies for the afterlife. They believed the river water was magical.
The river water was a source for materials in other ceremonies. It provided some rocks and minerals that were used In some ceremonies or used to make tombs. The Egyptians also used some plants or plant juices that were used in other ceremonies that the river provided.
How was the Nile used for transportation?
The Nile was very helpful to the Egyptians for moving things and people. There would have been no pyramids with out the Nile they were all built along side the Nile and most of the temples to so no one that should not get to it could not.
The Nile was also the route that they used most for trade. Stone barges were used to travel around back and forth from village to village. There were boats traveling on the Nile all the time and it helped the Egyptians build the kingdom.
Some pictures of the Nile