The Nile River flows over 6,600 kilometers (4,100 miles) until emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. For thousands of years, the river has provided a source of irrigation to transform the dry area around it into lush agricultural land. Today, the river continues to serve as a source of irrigation, as well as an important transportation and trade route.
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Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations
women and children on the banks of the nile
Even today, families come to the banks of the Nile River to gather water for their day, against the backdrop of ancient Egyptian ruins.
Photograph by David Boyer
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May 20, 2022
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