For decades, the sleepy towns on the Nile have subsisted mainly off the tourism industry.
Shafiq's strength is now rooted in the Nile Delta region, once thought to be a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold.
Instead, it will be because the Nile and the history it has engendered still manage to stir something in all of us.
Fouad Abaza, a Shafiq campaigner in the Nile Delta, listened on the radio to the press conference in Cairo, cheering along.
Egypt's future irrigation and industrial needs require a major increase in the northward flow of the Nile River.
Animals being scarce in the Nile region, great value was attached to their preservation, and they received divine homage.
Were I to reach the sources of the Nile, I should expect to meet him there.
On regaining the piquet, I found that several more djerms had dropped down the Nile, and were lying off the little wharf.
The Nile had overflowed its banks and the land had been submerged.
Thence by a long desert march he might reach the Nile and Berber.
one of the world's oldest surviving place names, from a Semitic root nahal "river." Unnamed in Old Testament, it is always merely "the river" (Hebrew yeor).
dark; blue, not found in Scripture, but frequently referred to in the Old Testament under the name of Sihor, i.e., "the black stream" (Isa. 23:3; Jer. 2:18) or simply "the river" (Gen. 41:1; Ex. 1:22, etc.) and the "flood of Egypt" (Amos 8:8). It consists of two rivers, the White Nile, which takes its rise in the Victoria Nyanza, and the Blue Nile, which rises in the Abyssinian Mountains. These unite at the town of Khartoum, whence it pursues its course for 1,800 miles, and falls into the Mediterranean through its two branches, into which it is divided a few miles north of Cairo, the Rosetta and the Damietta branch. (See EGYPT.)