Monday, 5 January 2009

The true source of the River Nile

Ripon Falls may be the starting-point of the River Nile, but the many streams that flow into Lake Victoria could claim to be the true source.
Much of Lake Victoria is surrounded by mountains with streams tumbling down into the lake. The largest tributary of Lake Victoria is the Kagera river. The Kagera and its tributary the Ruvubu, with its headwaters in Burundi, is now considered to be the true source of the Nile. It is from here that the Nile is measured as the world's longet river.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Why did Egyptains spend so much time at the Nile River?

Because egyptains along the Nile river grew crops around it because the soil was rich and was good to grow crops on. They also fished for catfish and perch egyptains. Many people living along the Nile River washed their cloths in the river . They also bathed them selves at the Nile River,kinda embrassing you think, getting undressed in front of other people, it also would be wierd if u didn't even know the person who was getting undressed right by you. I don't think I would feel right getting undressed in front of other people, they also bathed animals such as camels & donkeys.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

How long is the Nile River and how do we know?

How long is the Nile River? - The Nile River is actually 6695 kilometers (4184 miles) long. With such a long length, the Nile River is speculated to be the longest river in the world. The Amazon River runs a very close second, although it has been difficult to determine which is actually longer. River Nile facts state it winds from Uganda to Ethiopia, flowing through a total of nine countries. While the Nile River is often associated with Egypt, it actually touches Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, as well as Egypt. It's only recent that the first known navigation team successfully followed the river from beginning to its end

Why was the Nile River so important to the Egyptians?

The presence of the Nile River and the Nile River Valley in Ancient Egypt greatly influenced the culture of its people. The ancient Egyptians began with small settlements around the Nile River and were able to make permanent settlements only because of the presence of the Nile. As the Egyptian civilization grew, it became even more dependent on the Nile and its’ role in their economy. Finally, because of the Ancient Egyptian dependence on the Nile River, it became a centerpiece of their religious practices and their belief in the afterlife. These are a few of the major ways that the Nile River played a significant role in Ancient Egyptian culture.

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