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Map of Ancient Egypt

The Gift of the Nile The Nile river in Egypt was one of the centers of Egyptian life.  It brought the water needed for drinking, bathing, transportation, and irrigation.  There was a god of the Nile named Hapi.  The Pharaoh was to make sacrifices to ensure the floods would come year after year.  If the flood did not come, many people would die of starvation.  If it flooded too much, there would be massive destruction.  The Pharaoh was ultimately responsible for bringing the flood and would loose respect in bad years.Example Image

The Valley of the Kings is one of the most visited places in all of Egypt.  Next to the pyramids of Giza, this is the most famous burial ground in the world.  The temples of Luxor and Karnak are also world famous buildings.  These are megalithic structures which have survived countless centuries and tell wonderful stories in the hieroglyphic reliefs that are carved into the columns and walls.  If ever you have the privilege to travel the Nile into these remote spots, be sure to visit them with plenty of time to spare.  The journey into the past may take you all day!

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