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THE NILE ... A SACRED RIVER ?


Egypt is a ‘gift’ of the Nile, according to Hecates of Miletus, and the same assertion is repeated by Herodotus. This observation also applies to Nubia, which receives, regulates and retains through its cataracts, the vital source coming from its southern frontier. 

The river is a powerfull counter point against the immense surrounding deserts. Until the 20th Century, the river floods posed a problem and the dams were a solution, for the survival of the population.

 

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In the Seventh Century, this sacred river received a magnificent homage from the Arab conqueror, Amr ibn el-As: 'the time comes when all the sources in the world give their tribute to this King that providence has placed above all others.'
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The Blue Nile crossing Khartoum / Le Nil bleu traversant Khartoum

Riverside of the Nile at Khartoum / Bord du Nil à Khartoum

The white Nile at Khartoum / Le Nil blanc à Khartoum

Motorboats on the Nile at Khartoum / Bateaux à moteur sur le Nil à Khartoum

Small sailing boat at Shendi on the Nile / Mini-voilier à Shendi sur le Nil

Fourth cataract of the Nile / Quatrième cataracte du Nil

Fourth cataract of the Nile / Quatrième cataracte du Nil

Sixth Cataract / Sixième Cataracte

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