One way the Nile shaped Egypt is they use it for food, traveling, trading, and ect.
Ancient Egypts settlement
The Nile shaped Egypt also by how they used the statues for religion like Ra (Sun God) they had a statue of him and other people they pray to.
Another way the Nile shaped Egypt is that they used it for resources to build using the sand and water to build statue.
Egypts settement was hard in the begining but then they got used to it and setteled stayed and built lives, had famillies then everyone built because the Pharaoh said so and built statues for Religion. Also a Economic benifit is that they can trade using the river and use the river for traveling and exploring for something.