The Importance of The Nile River
Calander / and farming
-Flooding was gentle and left a layer of rich black soil.
-Water was lifted from the Nile into irrigation canals with a shaduf.
- grain crops were barley and emmer wheat. Also grew onions, garlic, leeks, beans, lentils, lettuce, cucumbers, melons, dates, figs, pomegranates and gourds. Grapes were grown in the Nile delta and made into wine or raisins.
-papyrus was used for rope and baskets as well as many other things for them to use.
-the Nile river provided water for drinking as well as for bathing and cooking
Other things about the Nile
-Two of the six cataracts along the Nile were in ancient Egypt
-They traded with middle eastern kingdoms for silver, cedar, oils, horses, copper, and lapis lazuli.