Who?• Who was the Nile god?• Hapi was the Nile god; Egyptians thanked Hapi for bringing fertility to the land. Honouring a god was very important.
What?• What else did the Nile provide the ancient Egyptians?• Reeds called papyrus that grew along the side of the Nile. Egyptians made paper and boats out of the reeds.• The Nile gave them food, helped them travel from one place to the other making it quicker and easier for them.• What was the place near the Nile called?• The area was known as the black land further on there was the red land, a region known as inhospitable desert.
Where?• Where is the longest river found?• The longest river is the Nile found in Africa originates in Burundi, south of the equator flows northward through north-eastern Africa. Eventually flowing over into Egypt and draining into Mediterranean Sea.
Why?• Why did the ancient Egyptians live near the river Nile?• Most Egyptians lived near the Nile because it provided them with some of their needs having excellent soil that helped them to grow their food, having water to drink and food growing.• Why did the Nile flood?• Heavy summer rain, melting snow in Ethiopian mountains had a torrent of water flooding there banks which caused it to over flow there flat desert land.• Why doesn’t the Nile flood now?• The construction in 1960 meant that in 1970 annual flood was controlled.
When?• When did the Nile flood?• The Nile flooded every year in June and September, a season the Egyptians called akhet – the inundation.
Other facts about the Nile.• Approximately twenty two per cent of the Nile water flows through Egypt.• The Nile is the longest river.• The Nile flows through Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Burundi, and Egypt.• Crocodiles in the Nile, most crocodiles are four meters long some of them have been reported to be bigger than the four meters.• The Nile is very important to the Egyptians because it kept them alive gave them water to drink, bathe and food. Kept them safe from the other side of the Nile. Gave them papyrus for paper.• The ancient Egyptians called the river AR or Aur meaning black.
The Nile power point has ended.• Thank you for watching my power point hope you learnt something, that’s the end of it all thank you.