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.
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!