Why was the Nile important to the Ancient Egyptians?

Why was the Nile important to the Ancient Egyptians?

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  • The Nile was rich with food. Eggs were plentiful. There were ducks, wild geese, quails, and water birds, as well as bigger animals like crocodiles and the hippopotamus. 
  • The Ancient Egyptians used papyrus to make paper, to build boats, to make sandals for their feet, and to make baskets to store their belongings and to carry food. Boats were made out of papyrus because wood was scarce. `    
  • The Nile provided an easy, cool transportation and major trade route.
  • The Nile Provided not only rich deposits of black soil, but also created rich deposits of clay, granite, sandstone and limestone used for building.
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