The Nile River is a huge advantage that Egypt has when compared to any other city or village. The Nile is such a big deal because Egypt has such a dry climate and it being the longest river in the world provides water for a lot of people. In addition to supplying water, the Nile also provides silt. The river floods annually to provide a very rich, organic soil which is perfect for farming. Observation of annual floods eventually lead to the development of a calendar, which is very similar to ours today in the sense that it too was a three hundred and sixty five day year.
Rivers have helped develop civilizations, empires, countries and regions. Rivers are a moving body of water that usually has its source in an area of high ground. They are many examples of rivers of rivers around the world like the Tigris and Euphrates River located in Mesopotamia but the longest river in the world is located in Egypt it is called The Nile River. Rivers are helpful in many ways. Rivers helped civilizations like the Yellow River in China and the Indus River in India because rivers helped them create irrigation systems to help water their crops.
The government would expand as a result of political stability, military strength and advanced urban growth. Trade also helped expand the civilization. Rome’s trade has excess to North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Han’s trade consisted more of an inland route. These political instruments helped the civilizations control and expand during their rule.
A rivers flow is the volume of water that moves past point on the river in a given time. Volume of flow is also called discharge. As more water flows through a river, its speed increases. A flooding river can carry huge amounts of sand, soil, and other many
During the age of antiquity, many river valley civilizations developed and thrived. Epically Mesopotamia (along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq) and Egypt (along the Nile River in North- East Africa). These two civilizations had very similar, but different social and political structures. The social structures of Mesopotamia and Egypt were similar in the fact that they both had extensive social class systems with many tiers of power. And differed in the fact that Mesopotamia was made up of many individually run City- States, while Egypt was one big centralized kingdom.
Not only did they use the river for water and food, they also used the river for main transportation and trading goods. Although the Nile River flooded once a year which caused destructions, it provided them with a layer of silt that fertilized their soil that allowed them to farm all year round. The Egyptians welcomed these annual floods and showed their gratitude to the river god Osiris. They were connected with their religion especially through Osiris. The Nile river also supported in their early political unification between upper and lower Egypt.
It has many tributaries but there are two main ones: the White Nile fed by lake Victoria and the Blue Nile coming from Ethiopian mountains. These two main branches join near Khartoum, the capital of Sudan and they continue together as Nile proper until meeting the Mediterranean Sea and forming the Nile delta in northern Egypt. Around 5000 BC, one of the first great civilizations developed in the northern Nile river valley dependent on agriculture in a land called Egypt. Water; Fertile soil; and river's flow north while prevailing wind blows south made the Nile the best transportation way, were examples of the Nile gifts. Another gift is that every year the flood came bringing disaster and famine due to destroying the crops and their villages.
Lillian Koroma Prof. Reagan History 101 Civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt Do you ever wonder what the difference between civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt was? The Mesopotamia and Egypt both Known as one of the earliest civilizations. Many people believe that the ancient Egyptian and the Mesopotamia share set amounts of traits, yet very different as well, even though the both emerging at the same years. The two civilizations had both their similarities and differences in their politically, economic and religion aspects. Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia both developed in river valleys.
They would also fight with the sun behind them and the wind blowing in toward the enemy so that their spears flew more accurately. When the Roman army were advancing toward the enemy, the held their shields high above their heads to make a sort of shell called “the tortoise”. This protected them from enemy spears. Another tactic they used was to march in different formations for example the wedge and the saw. They had other clever tactics like carrying their kit on their shields when they forded Rivers.
WHY IS THE NILE RIVER SO IMPORTANT The Nile River was important to the Egyptians because they depended on it for food, water, transportation and their general livelihood. It creates a fertile green valley across the desert which prompted civilization as cities sprung up at the banks of this river due to the fertility of these areas. Nile River is a very important river due to its economic importance in the regions it flows through and the fact that it is the longest river in the world. Egypt has depended on the river for thousands of years dating back to the early civilisation times and most of Egypt historical features are along the river banks. In Uganda, Nile has been utilised for production of Hydro Electric power.