The Nile River And Indues River Valley Essay
1582 Words Sep 27th, 2014 7 Pages
The Nile River Valley runs through Egypt. Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus sates
“Egypt is wholly the gift of the Nile.” Without the Nile, Egypt will be swallowed by a desert that surrounded it. The desert protected Egypt from invasion, while limiting where people can settle. Farmers often took advantage of the fertile soil Egypt had to offer to grow wheat and flax, a plant that was known for being used for clothing.
Around 3100 B.C., Menes, the king united the two distinct region of Egypt, Upper Egypt in the south and Lower in the north. He used the Nile as a highway linking the north and the south. The Nile contributed to make Egypt the world’s first unified state.
The river was also a trade route, Merchants traveled up and down the Nile river in a sail boat and barges, to exchange products with Africa, the Middle East, and…