By Molly Aloian

The Nile is the world's longest river and the birthplace of 1 of the best civilizations of the traditional international. This e-book takes readers alongside the 'River within the Sand'.

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The Nile. River in the Sand

The Nile is the world's longest river and the birthplace of 1 of the best civilizations of the traditional global. This ebook takes readers alongside the 'River within the Sand'.

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1770 Scottish explorer James Bruce reaches Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. 1858 1861 John Hanning Speke reaches Lake Victoria. 1902 British engineers complete the first phase of the Aswan Dam, near the city of Aswan, Egypt. 1970 The Aswan High Dam is completed, ending the annual flooding of the Nile River in Egypt. 1999 The Nile Basin Initiative is established by nations sharing the Nile River basin, in an effort to protect the river basin from environmental damage. The Sahara Desert forms.

1999 The Nile Basin Initiative is established by nations sharing the Nile River basin, in an effort to protect the river basin from environmental damage. The Sahara Desert forms. An ancient Egyptian civilization begins to develop. The Egyptian empire is formed from the kingdoms along the Nile River. Greek historian Herodotus travels to Egypt. Roman explorers set sail up the Nile River to find its source but stop at the Sudd. Engineers complete the first modern irrigation system in the Nile River delta.

Compass Point Books, 2005. Challen, Paul. Life in Ancient Egypt. Crabtre Publishing Company, 2005 Ylvisaker, Anne. The Nile River. Compass Point Books, 2005. Moscovitch, Arlene. Egypt the Land. (Revised edition). html ABOUT THE AUTHOR Molly Aloian has written more than 50 nonfiction books for children on a wide variety of topics, including endangered animals, animal life cycles, continents and their geography, holidays around the world, and chemistry. When she is not busy writing, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking.

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