THE NILE RIVER

The Birthplace Of Egypt

INTRO

From the fertile black soil to the hippos and crocodiles swimming in the water, the Nile river has an abundance of life. While reading this flyer, you will learn about wildlife near the river and the rise of Egypt.

RISE OF EGYPT

Around 6,000 years ago, people first settled along the banks of the Nile. The fertile soil along the Nile allowed Egyptian to grow a plethora of crops. They believed that the annual flooding of the Nile was caused by the tears of the goddess Isis. Because of this, a great civilization can thrive.

ANIMALS

Here are a few animals that are important in Egypt and live near the Nile:


  • Jackals: sacred to the god Anubis
  • Cats: sacred to the goddess Bastet
  • Hippos: sacred to the goddess Taweret
  • Crocodiles: sacred to the god Sobek
  • Falcons: sacred to the god Horus
Animals of Egypt depend on the gifts of the Nile, such as water, food and hiding, to thrive and keep a steady population.

USES OF THE NILE TODAY

Today the Nile is still important to Egyptians. People have an easy way to transport goods, farm, fish and hunt. It is featured in many myths and shows that water is the essence of life. :)