Why is Egypt known as the Gift of Nile?

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Egypt has been known as "The Gift of the Nile" ever since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It is the first known civilization and would have been studied as such by the Ancient Greeks. The phrase "The Gift of the Nile" was coined by the Greek historian Herodotus. What he meant by this is that the Nile River is so important that it basically allowed for the creation of civilization in Egypt. To this day, the river is an important source of water, life, and transportation, and in ancient times, it was even more essential. If not for the resources that the Nile provides, the land would be comprised of little more than the Sahara desert. Without the Nile River Valley, there would not be enough water to support an emerging civilization, and Egypt would not have become the powerful country that it was and remains.

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