20 Facts About Nile

1. The Nile was the main source of irrigation for the ancient Egyptians.

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2. The White Nile is longer and increases in the Great Lakes region of middle Africa, with the mainly far-away source still undecided but situated in whichever Rwanda or Burundi.

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3. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast.

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4. The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi.

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5. The Nile is featured in a number of Egyptian myths.

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6. The Nile is used to irrigate cotton fields and horticultural farms.

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7. In some myths, the Nile was considered a manifestation of the god Hapi who blessed the land with abundance, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia.

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8. The Nile was the quickest and easiest way to travel from place to place.

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9. In the two years since Blue Nile sold to Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC for $500 million—removing it from the stock market—the Seattle-based online jewelry retailer has remade its leadership team, streamlined its supply chain and jumpstarted its revenue growth.

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10. In the two years since Blue Nile sold to Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC for $500 million—removing it from the stock market—the Seattle-based online jewelry retailer has remade its leadership team, streamlined its supply chain and.

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11. The Nile has a variety of plant and animal species.

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12. The Nile supports much of the population living along its banks, enabling Egyptians to live in otherwise inhospitable regions of the Sahara.

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13. The Nile was considered to be a causeway from life to death and the afterlife.

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14. The Nile was an important part of ancient Egyptian spiritual life.

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15. The Nile was a convenient and efficient means of transportation for people and goods.

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16. The Nile was much longer at that time, with its furthest headwaters in northern Zambia.

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17. In the ancient Egyptian language, the Nile is called H'pi or Iteru, meaning "river".

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18. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast.

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19. The White Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi.

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20. In particular, the Nile is the primary water source of Egypt and Sudan.

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