Nile River


Physical Features of the Nile

  • The Nile River flows northerly from the very middle of Africa up to the Mediterrenean Sea
  • The Nile River is characterized by Boulders, wild rapids, cataracts, and very narrow cliffs.
  • The Nile branches into 10 different countries. Waurandi, Rwanda, Conao, Kenya, Uganda, Eithiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Egypt, and burundi.

Daily life at the Nile River

  1. During July through November farmers couldn't work because the Nile flooded there farms so they worked on the Pyramids, flooding was good because it watered the plants for the farmers. Also, spread good silt (soil).
  2. Egyptians dug special waterways around the fields in which the water of the Nile could flow.
  3. Farmers could grow crops all year round because of the Nile River.
  4. They used the Nile's River water for bathing, drinking water, and more

Transportation on the Nile River

  • The nile was a highway for Egyptians
  • Boats were made with shallow hulls to limit the chances of getting hung up in shallow parts of the river
  • Egyptians only traveled by boat during daytime, due to shifty sand
  • Rapids forced people to travel on land
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Farming and calender of the Nile

  • When the Nile flooded, Water, Mud and Silt from the river was washed up over the river banks, it created a fertile growing area.
  • Egyptians only had 3 seasons instead of 4. The seasons were named Akhet, Shemu and Peret.
  • Akhet- The farming season
  • Peret- The time of planting crops
  • Shemu- The harvest season
  • During the flooding season farmers spent time making tools and taking care of animals.