The Nile River

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Africa’s great river, the Nile is the longest in the world with a length of 6695 km (4184 miles) flowing gently northwards through 11 countries, bringing life to Egypt since as early as 4,000 BC.
The Nile is one of the most famous and wondrous rivers in the world, hosting thousands of years of great civilizations along its banks.
In a country with as much arid, deserted land as Egypt, it is rare to see rain more than a few times a year. The Nile River presents the only consistent source of water crucial to sustaining life in Egypt, and it provides the country with agriculture, fishing and drinking water. In Ancient times and even to this day, the Nile is also used as transportation, for both people and goods.

There is no better way to trace the passage of Egypt’s history than to follow the course of the Nile, a fascinating river undiscovered by many, but guaranteed to take a special place in the hearts and memories of all who have experienced it.

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