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Why Was The River Nile So Important To The Ancient Egyptians?

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The Nile River provides moisture for the crops to grow and the floods were the thing that gave all the moisture and soil. It was also a place to catch fish and birds close to the waters as food for the egyptians.The Nile was also a place that prevent the egyptians from attacks and it was a place they would use to bathe in and drink the fresh water.
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The river Nile is important to the ancient egyptians because it kept them alive and developed their knowledge. They depended on it for food, water, transportation and much more. They even thought of it as a kind of god because it flooded once every year, creating soil for fertilizing crops.

The ancient egyptians needed the soil it brought during the flooding season called Akhet. This fertile soil was excellent for the growing of pig tree, wheat and Barley. With out it flooding agriculture would not be possible in Egypt
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The river nile was not just a source of water for the ancient egyptians.... The river nile was also a central point for them.... They used the water for irrigation to water thier crops etc.... And the mud on the side of the nile was used to build the ancient egytian homes... They also used the nile to bathe and when the river gushed with water from the snows at the ethiaopian highlands the water was a religious object as they belived thier god, RA was rewardiing them they also used the nile to grow crops on the banks as this soil was the most nutritional soil they could fiind so thier crops would live... Hope this helps and good luck :)
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The Nile, often considered the longest river on earth is said to be the most important river to the Egyptians. History states that almost the entire Egyptian civilization sprang up along the Nile River and its valley. It is often known as the lifeline of Egypt. Many people who had moved from the deserted areas began their life anew along the banks of the river and eventually developed an entire agricultural economy there.

The Nile's main contribution to the civilization was sustenance. It was the main source of water which helped them to cultivate crops such as rice, maize and wheat and helped agriculture flourish. Since the Nile was the main source of water, it also attracted animals such as buffalo and camels that could be used for their meat as well as their skin and also for farming purposes. They were also used for travel from one place to the other; the Egyptians later began using the Nile as a source of transport. It also played a significant part in the development of the barter system when villages along the Nile traded their produce. In terms of religion and spirituality the Egyptians created a God that would ensure the abundance of the Nile River.
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The river was so special to the Egyptians because they needed to grow crops and drink water also they needed to get to one side to the other side
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The nile was east of the land of the dead. It also was the egyptians main water source. It was their bathing area and holy water. The land of the dead is were the pyramids were and the dead bodies would be sent there to live a afterlife. King Tutankhamen was in one of the pyramids and all of the other kings were stolen along with their belongings. ONLY King Tutankhamen dead body was not stolen by robbers or bandits. For more information go on ask.com!!!! GOOD LUCk!!!!!
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After the flooding season there was a kind of soil called silt which was ideal for planting many different crops. The silt had a lot of minerals in it to help growing.
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Because it was based on life or death and if they wanted to survive they would need it to grow crops and drink water to stay healthy

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