The Importance of The Nile River

Egypt, Africa

Physical features of the Nile river

- The Nile river is 4,145 miles long.

-The Nile river forms a fan shaped delta at the northern end of the river.

-The Nile is a frost free climate.

- The Nile river has mountains to the south of the river.

- The River provided fish and supported plants and animals.

Trading and transportation

-The Nile was a highway for the Egyptians over 300 years ago.

-They traded for animal skins and for ivory tusks

- They traded between other towns between the Nile river

-anything and everything was traded between the Nile .

Calander / and farming

-Farming year was divided into three seasons.

-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.

Daily life

-Homes made of mud of bricks and mortar that is how they made their homes

-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

The NIle flows from the south to the north

-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.