The Nile River
The Blue and White Nile interact to form the NIle.
The Nile was 4, 135 miles long and flows from South to north.
Why was the Nile River important?
It was also important because it didn't rain much there or it was very uncommon. Once a year a heavy summer storm sent lots of the water from the Nile that overflowed the banks of the Nile and watered the ground with rich soil.
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Flooding left a layer of rich, black soil.
Grapes grew in the Nile Delta and made it into raisins or wine.Egyptians grew onions, garlic, leeks, beans, lentils, cucumbers, melons, dates, lettuce, figs, pomegranates, and gourds.
Egyptians that lived near the Nile made homes made out of mud bricks and mortar. Fish was the main common source of protein. Groups of skilled men hunted hippos for sport and meat.