+20 100 405 1515 [email protected]
For Our Customers Who Will Visit Egypt, You Should Bring A PCR Test Valid For Less Than 72 Hours. Read More Info About PCR Testing Egypt

Nile River History

The Nile River is an international river that covers eleven countries including the Republic of Sudan, Congo, Kenya, and particularly Egypt. It has two major tributaries the Blue Nile “The Source of Most Water and Silt“, and the White Nile “The Headwaters”. Here is all info you need to know about Nile river:

The Nile River has always been important during the Egyptian Civilization and Sudanese Kingdoms since ancient time. Most cities in Egypt lie along with these two parts of the Nile.  The Nile is a major river in northeastern Africa. It is the longest river in the world, about 6853 km long.

Nile River in Ancient Egypt

Nile River in Ancient Egypt - Trips in Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians admired the religious life that is why they had many gods and goddess. Among these gods were; “Hapi”, the Nile god, who was the god of the annual flooding of the Nile and Sobek, who is associated with the Nile crocodile.

The Economic Importance of the Nile River in Egypt

Important of The Nile River - Trips in Egypt

Every country’s dream is to reach economic stability. The Nile River provides such stability for Egypt and the whole Egyptians. It provides new projects, such as the High Dam, which provides Egypt with a great amount of electricity to run up machines. The second project is Lake Nasser, which is the biggest artificial lake that attracts tourists from around the world. The third project is the Tushka Project, that is not completed yet.

Egypt Nile River Facts

Egypt Nile River Facts - Trips in Egypt

The Nile river used to provide the ancient Egyptians with fertile land. The soil along the Nile was rich with different growing crops, which are wheat “the main Egyptians staple food”, papyrus “that were used in paper, baskets, and sandals”, and flax “that was used in manufacturing linen clothes for clothing”. The Nile River has always been the life source for all living creatures since the Stone Age. The Nile has made life in the Egyptian desert possible. It provides drinking water, a source of irrigation for crops, and the most important thing is the fertile soil used to grow crops.

Without the Nile River, the ancient Egyptian Civilization would not have survived. It has made it easy for cities and civilizations along the Nile to grow. Through the Nile, The ancient Egyptians have developed methods for the irrigation system, which helped them to grow and to have such a unique civilization. The Nile river is considered to be a weapon that protects Egypt from the upcoming water war. Egypt without the Nile is just a desert.

The Relationship Between the Nile River and the Osiris Myth

The Osiris Myth - Trips In Egypt

The story of Osiris and Isis is one of the most interesting myths in the ancient culture and how Osiris has been betrayed by his brother Set deity. Set was jealous of his brother, so he decided to plan to kill him. He made a trick, which can be plotted in a coffin that has the size of Osiris’ body. His brother said that if the coffin was in his size, then he would take it as a gift.

When Osiris sits in the coffin, his brother immediately closed it upon him and threw in on the Nile river. Isis, Osiris’ wife started searching for her husband to give him a proper burial but some children told her where to find him which shows the divination of the Nile. Isis found her husband’s body and got him back to life again. His brother cut him into pieces and scattered them into different Egyptian locations. Isis tried to collect these pieces to revive her husband but she couldn’t find his pines, which Set threw in the Nile. Osiris couldn’t return to life again and he became lord of Afterlife and Judge of the Dead. The Nile was made fertile because of Osiris’ pines according to the myth.

Why the Nile River Flood?

Nile River Flood - Trips in Egypt

It floods because of rains in Africa, especially in the Ethiopian highlands and melting snow. The Ancient Egyptians used to hold a festival every year for the Nile river as they thought that the Nile flooded because of the goddess Isis. They also offered human sacrifices as an appreciation for Isis.

Things to Do in the Nile River

Things to Do in The Nile - Trips In Egypt

The best thing to do while being close to the Nile River is having  Egypt Nile cruise packages which allow you to explore an amazing world related to the great Ancients. Have a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor to discover the great Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, and the astonishing Karnak Temple. Or you can have a Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan to see the amazing Nubian life portrayed in the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple, and the great High Dam. You can also combine Nile cruise with amazing culture tours around Egypt to visit Cairo landmarks and enjoy fun days on Hurghada, all of these you can find through our tour packages to Egypt. Here are the best Nile cruises to do:

Trips in Egypt Team
About the author

Trips In Egypt Team

Trips In Egypt team is composed of diverse individuals from all over the world who are the guardians of the ancient knowledge, magnificent attractions, and secrets of Egypt. They are travel enthusiasts, Egyptologists, Archaeologists, and history passionates who know every corner about the historical, geographical, geopolitical, and cultural nature of Egypt that trace back to more than 5000 years.

Leave a Reply

Feefo Badge

About Trips In Egypt

Trips In Egypt was founded in 2002 when it launched, since then the company specialized in providing trips in Egypt only which includes tour packages, vacations, Nile cruises, day trips, shore excursions, and any kind of trips in Egypt.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Recent Posts

Outdoor Activities to Do From Sharm El Sheikh - Trips In Egypt
Outdoor Activities to Do From Sharm El Sheikh
April 11, 2021Trips in Egypt
Traveling to Egypt As An American - Trips In Egypt
Traveling to Egypt As An American
April 11, 2021Trips in Egypt
Nile Cruise Tips And Highlights Blog - Trips In Egypt
Nile Cruise Tips And Highlights
April 11, 2021Trips in Egypt

Get a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.


[email protected]