5 Facts About River Nile

Education News | Mar-11-2021

5 Facts About River Nile

River Nile is the longest watercourse in the world and is found in Africa. It is 6,650 kilometers long. There are many facts about this long river and today I am going to list down 5 of them.

1) The Nile River is a vital part of Egyptian religious existence. The Egyptians believed that it became the passageway between existence and loss of life. All tombs are constructed at the west aspect of the Nile due to the fact the west became taken into consideration the region of loss of life because the solar god set withinside the west every day.

2) The Nile River has flooded annually, keeping the soil along the river fertile and ideal for agriculture, making Egyptian agriculture one of the most productive in the Near East.

3) The Ancient Egyptians planned their calendar around the Nile River and therefore the stars. The year began in the middle Gregorian calendar month once the watercourse began to rise for the annual flood.

4) The god most closely concerning to the Nile river was Osiris, who was killed by his brother Seth on the riverside then became the king of the Underworld.

5) Reeds, known as papyrus, grow on the river. Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to form paper and boats.

Those were my 5 facts about the river Nile! Those are quite a few facts that I am pretty sure only a small percentage of people must have known.

“The Nile, forever new and old, Among the living and the dead, its mighty, mystic stream has rolled.”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

By: Ishana Rajnish

Delhi Public School, Gautam Buddh Nagar  

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