THE NILE

And it's importance to its people

Farming and Calendars

The Eygption calender was divided into three seasons. Inundation (flood), Emergence (planting and growing), and the Havest. The Eygptions called their country Kemet. Which meant black land. People grew onions, garlic, leeks, beans, lentils, lettuce, cucumbers, melons, dates, figs, pomergranates, and gourds. People would use gourds to make cups and bowls.

Transportation and Trade

The Nile acted as a modern day highway for the Egyptians. The Egyptians traveled across the Nile in a lot of different types of boats such as row boats, sail boats, canals, etc. Egypt was considered a wealthy country for their gold, papyrus, linen, high-quality stone, and cattle.


Physical Features

The Nile is 4,135 miles long. Also the Nile runs from south to north. the elevation is higher in the south and lower in the north. The Nile is made up by two conjoining rivers. ( Blue river, White Nile) These two rivers join together in the Sudan. The Nile has six cataracts. Two of them are in ancient eygt.



Daily Life

The Eygtion homes were made up of mud bricks and mortar. The wealthier families built gardens, their own pools, and also got their own lotuses and fish. The Nile provided water for the egyptions and the wealthier people's water was added regularly. Fish was a common protein for the Eygtions.