Darlene Jones: The Traveling Photographer on the Nile River

The storied Nile River makes its way slowly through Egypt. Photograph by Darlene Jones

The vast river had a profound and lasting influence upon the ancient Egyptians’ view of themselves and their world. 

The Greek historian Herodotus wrote that the land of the Egyptians was “given them by a river.”

He was referring to the Nile.

It is the longest river in the world and has been called the father of African rivers.

It rises south of the Equator and flows northward to drain into the Mediterranean Sea – a length of about 4,132 miles.

Its basin includes parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Sudan.

In Egypt, the waters of the Nile were essential to the rise of one of the world’s earliest great civilizations.

Darlene Jones is the author of When The Sun Was Mine. Please click HERE to find the book on Amazon.

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