by:Abbie <3 Egyptian Farmers Along the Nile River
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+Fun Facts+
  • The Nile river is 6695 kilometers (4184 miles) long
  • The Nile is the longest river in the world.
  • The river got its name from the Greek word Neilos, which means valley.
  • The Nile floods the lands in Egypt, leaving behind black sediment. That's why the ancient Egyptians named the river Ar, meaning black.





The Egyptians grew three kinds of wheat, several types of barley and flax. For a second crop, or in garden plots, a wide variety of vegetables were grown including onions, garlic, leek, Egyptian lettuce, radishes, cabbage, asparagus,cucumbers, lentils, peas,beans and many spices.

The Nile River helped farming in Egypt. It helped by providing silt when there was a flood. The Nile River floods between June and October. Crops are usually gathered during the spring.

After floods, there is a fertile strip of soil along the Nile river that was 12 miles wide. There, the Egyptians would plant and grow things such as vegetables and fruits.

The Nile River is the longest river in the world. Farmers built irrigation systems and used dikes to use less of the Nile River water . The Nile River helped the Egyptians by supplying water for the farmers and their family.




Resources
http://kevin.lps.org/Egypt/QuestforEgypt/farming.htm
http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch02egypt.htm
http://www.public-domain-image.com
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/river-nile-facts.html

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