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Egyptian Civilization and the Nile

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Economy of Egypt in Different Periods

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Egyptian Civilization and the Nile
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From the era of the ancient Egyptians to the Islamic period, the Nile had a great influence on Egyptian life, especially in agriculture and religion. Egyptian civilization depended on the Nile for food and transportation and Egyptian religious practices reflected the Nile's importance.

The Nile in Ancient Greek Histories

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In ancient books, authors including the Greek historian, Herodotus, write about the Egyptian land that lies between and spreads around the two branches of the Nile. They named this area the Delta.

Ancient Egyptian Nile Deities

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Ancient Egyptian Nile Deities

The ancient Egyptians worshiped several gods and goddesses associated with the Nile.

The Nile and Afterlife Beliefs

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Ancient Egyptians' afterlife beliefs were influenced by the Nile. Boats and fishing equipment were left in the tomb and texts described how the deceased should deny polluting or damming the Nile's waters.

Fishing and Hunting on the Nile

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Fishing and Hunting on the Nile

The Nile, the canals, swamps, and lakes provided the Egyptians with food and leisure activities.

Measuring the Nile Flood in the Greco-Roman Period

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Measuring the Nile Flood in the Greco-Roman Period

Measuring the yearly inundation, or flooding, of the Nile was of great importance for Egyptian rulers because Egyptian agricultural production depended on this annual flooding.

The Nilometer in Egypt During the Islamic Period

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The Nilometer in Egypt During the Islamic Period

The Nilometer was used by Muslim rulers to measure the level of water of the River Nile in an effort to maintain fairness when collecting produce as taxes from the farmland.

The Nile in Islamic Egypt

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The Nile in Islamic Egypt

Islamic culture in Egypt was shaped by the Nile through agriculture, religion, construction, and trade.

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