Why was the Nile river so important to the Egyptians?

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The Nile river is important to the Ancient Egyptians because it kept them alive & developed their knowledge. They depended on it for food, water, transportation and much more. They even thought of it as a kind of god. It flooded once every year, creating fertile soil for growing crops. It provided water for crops, a way of transportation, water to drink, water to bathe in, and many other useful things. It also gave them protection from the other side of the Nile.

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