Nile River is the longest river in the world! It is around 4,000 miles long and
has two source: one in Ethiopia (the Blue Nile) and the other one in Uganda (the
The Nile River was very important in ancient Egypt, infact, the ancient Egyptians believed it was the centre of the world! They even had a god of the Nile called 'Hapi' .
The Nile flooded every year between June and September making it excellent for growing food. The Nile also provided water and was the main mode of transportation for the ancient Egyptians: many travelled by felucca .
One of the most popular activities in ancient Egypt was fishing on the Nile! Young and old, rich and poor all would venture out to enjoy the fishing! The ancient Egyptians also made paper and other things from papyrus reeds that grew along the banks of the Nile.
If you're still curious about the Nile River, maybe you should take a riverboat cruise to see it up close! You may even see a Nile crocodile !